This is the first one I posted. I don't have who its from or the exact date right now, but it was from sometime around the 4th or 5th of October, 1998.
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>Why do you want to leave your current job?

If you had as many tech support gigs on your resume you wouldn't be asking me that question. Tech support is an awful job. period.

>How strong are your Project Management skills?

Not too bad depending on what it is. Before I was a professional geek I worked as a stagehand for Disney on Ice for a year or so. I ran a crew of 4 every week and for the Aladdin tour was pretty instrumental in setting up how the show was going to be run during production.

>What type of salary are you looking for?

I'm looking for something in the $30's - high or low depending on how badly I need a new car to drive to the burbs or not.

>How interested are you in the job description/requirements provided?

Since the description was for a tech support gig, no matter how high end or fancy it might sound, no thanks.

>How strong do you feel your skills are relative to the requirements?

I'm a little new so my skills dont equal the times you ask for (typical) but from the looks of it, I scratch the surface on a lot of it and could learn the rest. Its computers, not brain surgery.

>What do you like best about your current job?

It's 8 blocks form my apartment and my paychecks don't bounce.

>What do you like least about your current job?

Customers calling me to help them on a product I was never properly trained to support, a product that isn't anywhere near mature, a product they won't read the manual for and played solitare through the training session the company gave them.

>How would you describe the perfect job?

Running a webserver where I get to design a lot of the pages. Maybe working for an ISP as a sysadmin. Maybe working for a company where I run the system, support the internal users and have the right to put the fear of me into them if they make the same stupid mistake twice.

I basically wanna run a system and be high enough on the food chain where I can tell people "I'll gladly help you learn how to use it, but I'm not gonna spoon-feed you. Repeat after me: 'It's a computer, not a TV'."

>Is there anything you don't want to do?

As I have said before, The thought of moving to another tech support job fills me with the urge to take my own life in a slow and painful way. For some reason recruiters pretend not to notice that when I flat out state on my resume on the job boards; "PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME WITH TECH SUPPORT JOBS."

>Describe yourself professionally.

My view on professionalism differs widely from the stodgy corporate old-boy view. My first career was theater, where a professional works well and closely with those around him, no matter what you really think of them, get the show up and running, run it well, and then you can goof off all you want.

People are respected for what they have shown they can do and the dedication they have for doing it, not for the fact that they like to wear nice ties, nod at the right times in meetings, and kissass to the higherups.

Generally, dont trust anyone who always wears a suit. Why? Theyre gonna eventually screw up what you're trying to get done, that's why.

>Describe yourself personally.

go read http://www.slappyjack.com That'll tell you pretty much everything you need to know

>How soon are you looking to change jobs?

ASAP. Sooner if technology were to allow it.

>Would you relocate to Cincinnati?

The only way I'd move back to the northeast is if I was disgustingly underworked and grossly overpaid. Sorry.

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