RS232 open...Apple "Here's to the Corperate image"
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Also, a lot of information has come from Video interviews with Bil Herd and Dave Haynie. Dave has a lot of videos on You-Tube. Search them out.. I wish I could post them here, but I don't have permission.
Lastly, more sites on the net have information. There are even a few dedicated sites to the C16. Do a Goggle search, because Bing is just a flash in the pan.:)
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Latest update January 28, 2012
Apple does NOT "Think Differently"!
Well, it's official. Your's truly has been rejected from just about every Every Major Computer and tech Firm on the face of the Earth. I have More PFO (Please F**k Off) letters from HR departments, then you can shake a stick at, and Apple is no different.
About a week ago I got an "invitation" to an Apple "Group" Hiring session for the Apple Store. I knew I didn't fit the "Corporate Image" (remember, I scared the HELL out of HP's recruiters a few years back, and I bet a scared the Hell out of the Apple Team yesterday. At one point I was even told in nice terms to sit down and shut up. Remember, this was a group interview, and they show clips of how great it was to work for Apple Retail stores and they even did a group role-playing to see how we work out an average day to day scenario at an Apple store.
As you would imagine, I was the oldest person there, probably by a good 15 years. STRIKE 1: Apple probably ONLY hires young people to maintain that image. I wonder if I can bring forward an age discrimination law suite?
Strike 2: I don't fit the image of the slim youthful teenager. Yup! not one Fat person working for Apple (umm lawsuit Number 2?)
And probably the most damming Strike was when I was trying to articulate my Passion for hardware and the product, I was told (in an offhanded way) to Shut the fuck up!
Now, I knew, I would never be hired by Apple in the first place, but you always hear that Apple is the company that cares and is different. Well I can tell you first hand, that that is a full blow load of crap!
But, hey, you might think that this is just me having sour grapes of the whole thing, but you have to remember, I went in there knowing this in the first place, and people encouraged me to just give it a shot. You see, I did not even get a "One on One" interview with any of them, that's how much I scared them.
BTW back in November, I DID buy a band new iMac! I went down to the Apple store in West Edmonton Mall, just to have the "Experience". It was so busy, I should have just went to London Drugs down the block and have been home in 5 minutes, but NOOOO, I had to experience the Apple store!
Here was the "experience" in a nutshell:
In other news, I have sold off a lot of Amiga Stuff just to afford my iMac, this is not suggesting I am "getting out" of the Amiga Hobby, but I did reclaim my living room.
Oh, and one last thing...
The way the New York Times and other publications have been beating on Apple lately, I can just Imagine the Headlines if someone leaked this blog to them. "APPLE STORE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THE OLD AND FAT"!
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