Just One Of Those Hellish Days

Written by Dagmar Rakos

------------------------------------------------- Just One Of Those Hellish Days… -------------------------------------------------

by Dagmar Rakos

That was one of those days - I call them hell days, my friends call them haunted - when nothing seemed to work.

Everything what could go wrong, went.

First my main desktop computer played it's favorite "dead beetle" game and didn't want to turn on until I forced it withrepparttar main On/Off switch atrepparttar 118233 back.

Then my ISP provider pretended I don't exist and quietly and efficiently kicked me offrepparttar 118234 Net few seconds after my modem finally forced it's way to their server.

Seems like ancient Latin would be easier to communicate with at times than this "computerese" both ofrepparttar 118235 machines are supposed to understand.

(I wonder when finallyrepparttar 118236 time will come when kicking off your own customers without first even giving themrepparttar 118237 opportunity of choice will become non-acceptable in civilized society.

Actually I am more afraid it will spread and in a few years we can find ourselves atrepparttar 118238 front ofrepparttar 118239 food store where we just been kicked out few minutes after we entered and gave them our money - bouncing at it's door and pleading: "Let me in! Please, let me in! I honestly Do need to eat!")

- After I finally was able to log on and successfully closed down few automatic pop-ups for various communication and protection software I never heard off I found out that email from my hosting company is still inrepparttar 118240 stage of evolution where according to some mysterious laws of cyber-universe email messages to "anything-I-put-here@makeyourhobbysell.com" will go through, but messages to "dagmar@makeyourhobbysell.com" will be rejected by my hosting company vigilant server as a "bad, malfunctioned address". Or maybe they are just finicky, they simply don't like my name.

Anyway, it's too personal and what-do-I-think Internet belongs to machines it doesn't need some stupid softy human touch…

When I clawed my way through my handy Mailwasher anti-spam preview program, and markedrepparttar 118241 usual spam dirt (offers for enlarged penis, and Viagra and such stuff - mind you I am a woman!) from my boxes onrepparttar 118242 servers - incredibly enough this time all my hosts and even fussy ISP didn't object to bouncingrepparttar 118243 spam dirt back to its senders.

Then as a kick to my over-inflated ego (from at least something finally working) I got a message from my credit card processing company that they changed everything they could due to enhancement of their service, and everything will be better and safer and faster and brighter, and nice and sunny, blah, blah, blah… (all that jazz) - which automatically raised my "Catastrophe!" alert sensors at their highest level - andrepparttar 118244 "insignificant triviality" they want from me is to go to their site and check my user ID and password and if it doesn't work get myself a new one.

Naturally my red light of High Alert/Danger! was correct - as byrepparttar 118245 time evenrepparttar 118246 first page of their "efficiently improved" site downloads, I am able to go to washroom, clean my hands, break up my 2 little terriers fight for one of my new shoes I forgot to hide into closet, and get myself a drink.

How to Read Job Ads

Written by Dagmar Rakos

How to Read Job Ads for Beginners and Newcomers:

Here isrepparttar translation what you can REALLY expect whenever you see one of these in a Classifieds Careers/Jobs section:

"exceptional positive attitude" -> translation: *Boss is an asshole and a dictator who blows off his top thirteen times a day!*

"willing to work long hours" -> translation: *Forget about your family, or any personal life at all!*

"stamina to work long hours" -> translation: *In other words you are expected to be a cross between a jackass, a camel and an ox!*

"you are a self-starter" -> translation: *We have no idea what we are doing, but we sincerely hope, you will!*

"can work independently" -> translation: *Don't expect any support from us!*

"provide assurance and consulting services to our clients" -> translation: *You are an extremely skillful liar!*

"exceptional organizational skills" -> translation: *We hope we finally get someone who can clean up that big mess we have here!*

"winning positive attitude" -> translation: *Never get bogged down no matter how stupidrepparttar 118232 management decisions are!*

"ability to work in fast-paced environment" -> translation: *Break? What break…?*

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