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Friday, August 19, 2011

Mark Beattie

Today's post is a tribute to Mark Beattie. Thanks for coming in early! You're a real buckaroo!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Pathy Replacer

    Well two weeks to the day the Pathfinder has been replaced. I found a 2005 Nissan Frontier about sixty miles north of Kirkland in a small little town called Burlington (mostly famous for their coat factories and Northern Railroads). I really didnt want to drive all the way up their only to be disappointed about not being able to come to an agreement on pricing, so I prenegotiated the price through email. This allowed me to save some time, hassel, and ultimately I think it helped me get a great price because I had all my online information at my finger tips.
     I got a 2005 Nissan Frontier SE with 68k miles. The truck color is 'knight armor' and all in all is very clean and for a truck that is ultimately six years old looks great.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Pathfinder

A few months ago I told myself I needed to get a new vehicle but never really did any physical shopping. I told myself I just needed the Pathy to get 200,000 miles and I'd find something new. Well last weekend she gave up. It is very ironic she just hit 200,000 miles the week before and the day before she died she drove me and the Poochild out to the coast for one last surf trip. I have had the pathy for the last 5 years and she was a great vehicle. RIP Pathfinder

I've been looking for a truck now for about a week. I've test driven one fully loaded 06 Sierra. I still need to go and look at a few more vehicles and try to find what's going to be the best price and the best vehicle for me. I really would like to find something this weekend so my younger brother can have his car back but more than that I'd like to have my own vehicle again. I'm tempted just to fix the pathy but it's time to let the old girl go.... or is it?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Fluke Interview?

    I had an interview today with a company in Everett that didnt go as planned. I arrived on time and my first two interviews went as planned, maybe a little faster than normal even. However, after that things took a turn.
    I waited in the conference room where the interviews where being held for 50 minutes before the hiring manager came in. I called the hiring manager three times during the 50 mintues and sent him an email trying to find out what was going on. I even had to result to calling the HR rep that I met with twice to find out what the situation was. Needless to say I was not thrilled about the waiting and anticipation. Just as I think things are getting back on track the hiring manager takes a phone call. The phone call was from one of the people I was suppose to meet with and it turns out he couldnt make it. So I was escorted out and told we would reschedule.
    After being treated with this lack of respect I am not sure I even want to continue to go down the interview process. I am an external candidate that they pursued. I didnt apply to their posistion they recruited me. I took time out of my day to come to their headquarters and meet with their people. If this is the way they treat their potential employees how do they treat their actual employees?

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