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Wait, wut?  blink.gif

it could be something small? smile.gif

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it could be something small? smile.gif


I'm thinking that it's nothing at all, and that he just left out a word or something (i.e. "criminal record [check]").

 

Still, the way it is phrased, it just makes me damn curious because there just might be a good story hiding back there.  smile.gif


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post #1263 of 21760
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Wait, wut?  blink.gif

Security classed job, they need my criminal record in order to see whether or not I'm a murderer or an ecocriminal. Which I am, of course. wink.gif

 

It's actually become standard for employers, especially in white collar jobs, here in Sweden to get a copy of ones criminal record before employment. More and more employers are "security classing" their positions just for that. It's also become sort of an issue with the unions, because unless it's really bound to classified information or security, they shouldn't be legally able to ask for a crim-rec. Oh well..

 

Edit: I probably mean criminal record check, having read your posts now.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 9/27/12 at 12:50am
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In two of my last 3 jobs I've had to get a criminal record check it's actually a pretty common request when applying for certain types of jobs. The current job I have I had a criminal record check and a mandatory drug test I had to pass. In my line of work I'll have to retake the drug test every 5 or 6 years. I also had to pass a psychological evaluation test to determine if I was a people person. Nowadays a lot of employers ask for information like drug tests and criminal record checks before making a final decision on a perspective new employee especially in jobs where there's a lot of responsibility involved or a high chance of employer liability to the public in the event the employee blows a gasket due to stress.

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Meh a burger is a burger..... 

Oh no, a burger can be so much more. A burger can essentially save life - granted you're starving.

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No such thing as too much RAM, pretty much ever.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again: As much as I like my Retina MBP, it's not going to be good for gaming. You should get what works for your needs.
In a nutshell. Yeah.

That's pretty much the reason I may actually be going with the Clevo. As for RAM, no, you're right - there can never be too much RAM, but there is on the other hand a "needed amount" of RAM, which is basically way lower than 32 GB. wink.gif

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In two of my last 3 jobs I've had to get a criminal record check it's actually a pretty common request when applying for certain types of jobs. The current job I have I had a criminal record check and a mandatory drug test I had to pass. In my line of work I'll have to retake the drug test every 5 or 6 years. I also had to pass a psychological evaluation test to determine if I was a people person. Nowadays a lot of employers ask for information like drug tests and criminal record checks before making a final decision on a perspective new employee especially in jobs where there's a lot of responsibility involved or a high chance of employer liability to the public in the event the employee blows a gasket due to stress.

That's basically it. But over here, it's us, the employees, that have to order the criminal record papers and hand it to the employers. They can't order it themselves, and this is sort of a work around for that. Basically they tell us "Order that paper, do not open the envelope and give it to us. If you don't want to, you might as well look for another job". Then there is the "military grade security classed" kind of work, when the employer can actually order a paper from our SÄPO (national security police, counter-terrorism, intelligence and so on ..) but that paper does not include details. It simply says "Yes" if you passed, and "No" if you didn't with no references to any records or any details included. I like that system more than having us doing it for them and basically including more details than the "military grade security check" would do - but I wouldn't refuse doing this either. I have nothing to hide so they can look at my record.

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but I wouldn't refuse doing this either. I have nothing to hide so they can look at my record.

 

Btw has your enthusiasm for MMA come up in your interviews? :3

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Btw has your enthusiasm for MMA come up in your interviews? :3

LOL No, actually not.

 

That would make for an interesting interview though!

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In two of my last 3 jobs I've had to get a criminal record check it's actually a pretty common request when applying for certain types of jobs. The current job I have I had a criminal record check and a mandatory drug test I had to pass. In my line of work I'll have to retake the drug test every 5 or 6 years. I also had to pass a psychological evaluation test to determine if I was a people person. Nowadays a lot of employers ask for information like drug tests and criminal record checks before making a final decision on a perspective new employee especially in jobs where there's a lot of responsibility involved or a high chance of employer liability to the public in the event the employee blows a gasket due to stress.

 

A background check including credit history are becoming default parts of any job search. About the only jobs exempt from standard records checks are day laborers and C-level executives.

 

When you work for a government contractor, or for a company that subcontracts to government contractors, you also have to agree to drug tests at the employer's discretion, although to my knowledge it's been rare for employers to subsequently ask for it from their professional staff.

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I've had drug tests & background investigations at each of the last 4 jobs (that takes me back to ~1999) - none of those were gov't contractors and all of them were professional/managerial positions. The background check was a fairly perfunctory step - a 3rd party firm looks for outstanding warrants, convictions, bankruptcies, filed court cases, etc. It's all stuff in the public record. Gov't security background checks can dig much deeper. I learned a long time ago from a DoD security officer that it's much better to volunteer information truthfully than to wait to see if the background check finds something. For gov't security clearances, a big part is determining if you can be coerced or blackmailed into compromising security. If you are hiding something, that might make you susceptible to pressure/threats of disclosure. (that's also the primary reason they ask whether you have family in countries like Yemen or N. Korea - if they got snatched, what would you be willing to do?) If you are open about a past issue & i'ts not a secret to your family & friends, it's much less likely to be an issue.
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CdC: My only advice is to pick the job based on the merits of a job being offered NOW, not based on future promises. The whole world can turn upside down in the future, and any hints or promises of great things after a year or 5 years is just a f@rt on the wind. I once had a manager offer me two options: 1) Be promoted to Level 2 now, with the promise to be promoted to level 6 next year, or 2) Be promoted to Level 4 now with no promise. The pay increase was about the same either way. My manager was shocked that I took the level 4 option and told me so. Less than a year later, the project had been canceled and I was looking for a job. I was looking for a job as a level 4 instead of a level 2. That promise of a level 6 promotion would have been worthless.
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Some mysterious stranger has released patches for System Shock 2 and Thief 2: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

They improve the graphics quite a bit, and make the games playable on Win 7. Just wish that SS3 would come out...

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I've had drug tests & background investigations at each of the last 4 jobs (that takes me back to ~1999) - none of those were gov't contractors and all of them were professional/managerial positions. The background check was a fairly perfunctory step - a 3rd party firm looks for outstanding warrants, convictions, bankruptcies, filed court cases, etc. It's all stuff in the public record. Gov't security background checks can dig much deeper. I learned a long time ago from a DoD security officer that it's much better to volunteer information truthfully than to wait to see if the background check finds something. For gov't security clearances, a big part is determining if you can be coerced or blackmailed into compromising security. If you are hiding something, that might make you susceptible to pressure/threats of disclosure. (that's also the primary reason they ask whether you have family in countries like Yemen or N. Korea - if they got snatched, what would you be willing to do?) If you are open about a past issue & i'ts not a secret to your family & friends, it's much less likely to be an issue.


I don't apply for jobs that require drug tests.  My stoner years are long in my past, but I choose to work for employers that don't do that.  I generally see it as a sign that the company has a culture I'll enjoy, and I feel that drug tests are intrusive.  Despite that choice, I've never had any issues finding employment.  DoD security clearances don't require drug tests, interestingly enough.

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For $12 you can get fries with homemade ketchup at the Art Institute of Chicago and it's delicious.  Maybe not $12 good, but some kind of good.  Their burgers are good too. 

I would never pay $12 for fries.

Here there are multiple snack bars, some chain and some privately owned (the latter being Chinese owned 95% of the time). Fries are excellent, and a good 'patat met'* will only set you back about $2-3. If you're feeling particularly fancy you can go to a chain like Manneke Pis who offers homemade fries with homemade sauce for $4-6. But I find the latter pretty expensive already.

*'patat met' literally means 'fries with'. It's short for 'patat met mayo', or 'fries with mayonnaise'
Edited by Tilpo - 9/27/12 at 11:22am
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Five Guys has good fries. Their burgers are okay (kind of variable between locations, actually), but their fries are the best you can get at any chain resto.
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