Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Genius People Non-Problems

Here's a little bragging update on the Genius job search for next summer's internship season. As you may recall, Genius was attending his college career fair at the end of September. He had several leads, and a few days after his interviews, received a formal offer from Garmin with a $2 per hour raise over what he made working for them the first summer, and housing still included. He had a couple weeks to mull it over before giving them his decision.

In the meantime, he had an interview with a software giant. Let's just call them MacroHard. This company has never interviewed in person on Genius's campus until this year. He had a technical interview, in which he was given a problem to solve within 30 minutes, which I think had something to do with writing computer code. Genius said he solved it, no problem, and still had the majority of his interview time left. The recruiter went over it with him, agreed that he had indeed solved the problem...and then started asking Genius basic facts that were on his resume and the info he had submitted online before his interview.

"I guess he really didn't know what to talk about with so much time left, Mom. Because that stuff was right there on the screen in front of him. With about 10 minutes of time still left, he said, 'Sorry that I don't have anything else to ask you,' and we wrapped up the interview. If I get a second interview with them, they will fly me to Seattle for it. I'm not sure how their timeline will fit in with mine. But I for sure wanted to be in their database for when I graduate. I feel like the interview went really well."

Genius also heard back from Union Pacific, but they don't have a position available in what he has plans to do. Last week, he got an email kind-of offer from the CarMan Group (one of the two big car manufacturers) and responded to see what they want from him. As in keeping with the overall presentation and interviews that he had with CarMan Group earlier, they were not very clear. It's kind of like when George didn't know if he had a job, working with the Penske file. I don't think Genius will show up in Dearborn, Michigan with an empty briefcase just in case.

Right now, he's waiting to see if there is a further response from MacroHard. He only has until Friday to notify Garmin if he accepts their offer. Which he is leaning towards at this time.

What has the world come to, when a college kid must finalize his summer employment before the end of October?

16 comments:

  1. I'm beginning to understand why you named him "Genius."

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    1. He kind of named himself that. Part of his first username when he was allowed to have an email account.

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  2. I'm pretty sure he is Penske material.

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    1. He might even be Play Now material, if he can learn to limp consistently on the same ankle.

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  3. If he moves to Seattle you can pay me a visit here in nearby Portland, nearby being about three hundred miles but I'd make you comfortable.

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    1. Only if you put in a soda fountain that dispenses Diet COKE! Not Pepsi.

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  4. Wow! Your genius is going to be CEO before you know.

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    1. I could see him as a rising star. He DID ascend to Solar Car Team President.

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    1. He came out of the womb smart and argumentative. I'm surprised his first words weren't complaints about his previous accommodations.

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  6. And what's the world coming to when those young whippersnappers get courted and flown around and wooed and get big bucks thrown at them... and all we got was a semi-stale doughnut occasionally?

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    1. I guess that's where we get that saying we like to throw back at the little lumps of clay we are molding: "Life isn't fair!"

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  7. And--I cannot stress this often enough--all of his common sense and intellect and his other fine attributes--they all came from the maternal genetic contribution.

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    1. I would like to take full credit for that, like for buying a salad purchased by another for a woman with a face like a frying pan, big wall of hair...but Genius got his work ethic and problem-solving abilities from Hick. And hopefully not the hoarding tendencies.

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  8. Maybe I should write his name in when I vote! Problem solving is definitely needed in our government. I know your heart is about to burst with pride!

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    1. He's not crooked enough to be a politician! Yes, I am proud. To keep from bursting I foist his achievements on my readers.

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