[project1dev] Re: neat document on player interaction

  • From: Nick Klotz <roracsenshi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:53:47 -0500

Can we build it?

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> what's bobs work philosophy?
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> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Ken and Karen McByrd-Bell <
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>> 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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