[project1dev] Re: neat document on player interaction

  • From: Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:49:18 -0800

what's bobs work philosophy?

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Ken and Karen McByrd-Bell <
kenandkaren777@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> interesting thoughts about skills and such. imo its good to have maybe a
> handful of specialized skills that are as diverse as possible. the first
> thing i became really proficient at was music. next came computers (albeit
> first gen pc's). but when it came time to find steady income i hired on as a
> laborer at a local moving company. fortunately it was a good way to make
> decent money and pay my bills, although it was very physically demanding.
> additionally i learned how to do more specialized things in this field and
> after a while i had a commercial driver's license and my own truck. good
> money but there were down sides too. all that to say it was a good source of
> reliable income and i still have my cdl which means i can get work driving
> interstate if nothing else pans out. when i got off the road and landed here
> in northern arizona i couldn't find any local driving jobs so i hired on at
> a temp agency. i would have to show up 3 hours early to be at the top of the
> list. most of the work was hard menial stuff and didnt pay much. i got
> steady work with a contractor through the temp agency but it came to a halt
> in the winter. afterward some friends told me that their son was leaving
> schwans so i applied for the asst manager job. on my resume listed all the
> skills i had learned being self-employed in the relocation business and
> although i believe many of these skills make me more valuable to schwans i
> dont think they had a huge effect on them hiring me because theres a lot of
> specialized knowledge needed, and i ended up applying for a delivery driver
> job instead. when i finally got hired they had me do warehouse work
> initially to learn a little about the products and how things work. then
> something happened and the driver position was delayed so i continued doing
> part-time warehouse. when another position opened up i knew a little more
> about what was involved with being a driver. they make pretty good money,
> but they had very little free time. so idecided that my free time wasnt
> worth the extra money id make. ironic that im only making $10/hr and yet im
> turning down $32k/year because the extra time required isnt worth it he he.
> anyway somewhere in all of that rambling there might be a general formula
> for success. honestly most of the jobs ive done i just kind of stumbled
> into. interpersonal skills seem to come into play at schwans. the work isnt
> difficult to master but i think being adaptable to the "personality
> environment" has been key to my success there. bob- the guy i work with most
> of the time- has a very unique work philosophy and its been challenging but
> me and bob have become good buddies. i guess i try to be like the willow
> tree and bend with the wind instead of trying to fight it.

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