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Old 09-22-2016, 05:03 PM
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dude just apply. it doesn't matter if you don't know what the position is about unless they contact you for an interview. worry about it then
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Do you have an offer for a job in east sS Louis? And I don't know what significance East St Louis has.
East St. Louis is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the US. I was downtown St. Louis for a Cardinals game and me some buddies asked a cab driver to take us to a strip club. After a 30 minute drive we arrived in the most sketch area I've ever seen. A cop car rolled up to us and I shit you not said the following: "you boys shouldn't be around here, wave down that cab and gtfoh". We didn't know East St. Louis was that bad until we googled it the next day. Yeesh
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East St. Louis is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the US. I was downtown St. Louis for a Cardinals game and me some buddies asked a cab driver to take us to a strip club. After a 30 minute drive we arrived in the most sketch area I've ever seen. A cop car rolled up to us and I shit you not said the following: "you boys shouldn't be around here, wave down that cab and gtfoh". We didn't know East St. Louis was that bad until we googled it the next day. Yeesh

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dude just apply. it doesn't matter if you don't know what the position is about unless they contact you for an interview. worry about it then
Ok. I just thought it would be helpful to know and maybe mention in a cover letter or something. I know that pensions have a bad reputation, but I don't know how if people seriously think I should avoid it like the Plague.

I only mentioned East St. Louis because it was the first place that I thought of as having a really bad reputation. I lived for three years in Peru, so I know that living outside of California is, in fact, possible.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:33 PM
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Most people who say to avoid pensions have never worked them and know nothing about them so take their advice with a grain of salt. The only thing they do know about pensions they get from this cesspool that echoes it's hatred for pensions. I would only take advice from those of us who have actually worked pension and know the current environment.
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I have no idea what "Univ Conversion" means, but apparently there's a consulting firm looking for employees all over the country using this phrase in their job description.

If somebody actually knows what it means, I'd like to hear it.
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look a gift horse in the mouth right now.




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never look a gift horse in the mouth

Etymology

Since horses' teeth grow over time, checking their length is a way of gauging old age, and therefore a sign of mistrust towards the giver.

From Middle English texts for “given horse”:

No man ought to looke a geuen hors in the mouth. — John Heywood, 1546.

The substitution of gift for given occurred in 1663 in Butler's Hudibras, because the iambic tetrameter required a shortening:

He ne’er consider'd it, as loth
To look a Gift-horse in the mouth.

Although uncertain, the origin can be traced even further to St. Jerome's Latin translation equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur, from the Letter to the Ephesians, circa AD 400.
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don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Do not unappreciatively question a gift or handout too closely.

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beggars can't be choosers
long in the tooth

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[show ▼]a phrase referring to unappreciatively questioning of a gift or handout too closely
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Trojan horse

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Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 69.
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I'm guessing here, but I think it means Fall Year 2017 University Conversion. It could be a new grad job for 2017 graduates.
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I'm guessing here, but I think it means Fall Year 2017 University Conversion. It could be a new grad job for 2017 graduates.
damn that's good. I thought FY stood for fiscal year
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damn that's good. I thought FY stood for fiscal year
Haha thanks! The Y, 17 and Uni parts gave it away.

Although, fiscal year might work too.
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