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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9270 on: May 19, 2014, 10:51:41 PM »
I think for the most part it's just a trend, but I did find an article talking about how it's a "signal" for certain gender-preference.

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« Reply #9271 on: May 19, 2014, 11:10:32 PM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P

I paint my own nails and I just started doing it because I wanted to have just a bit of a design/highlight, and that seemed the best nail for it. 

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« Reply #9272 on: May 20, 2014, 12:12:47 AM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P

I see it a lot looking for nail art ideas. It's called an accent nail, and yeah, it's just basically there to do something a little "different". Personally I think it's a pain in the butt to have to wrangle several colors of polish for one manicure! :P
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9273 on: May 20, 2014, 03:32:00 AM »
Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.

Did he ever try "If I lay across three people's laps and dont touch the couch I'm NOT on the couch"?

Our Great Dane did.

I didn't see that one, but I got personal experience of the "my front feet are still on the floor and my rear end has mysteriously ended up in somebody's lap" technique. ;)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9274 on: May 20, 2014, 07:31:20 AM »
The worst manicure I have seen had a lovely bow charm on the ring finger of each nail. It stuck out 1/4" and caught on anything and everything the person touched.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9275 on: May 20, 2014, 08:07:30 AM »
How often is too often for a person to change employers? What looks bad on a resume?

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« Reply #9276 on: May 20, 2014, 01:09:01 PM »
How often is too often for a person to change employers? What looks bad on a resume?

In my experience (I've recruited for over 10 positions, sifted through hundreds of resumes and conducted dozens of interviews), less than two years, 3-4 times.  One or two 1 year jobs don't ring a bell but 3 or 4 or more jobs that only lasted 1-2 years starts looking like the person is a flake.  I would like to see someone who can stick with a job 2-5 years at a pop.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9277 on: May 20, 2014, 01:25:00 PM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P

I've been seeing a lot of people with some very neat designs, often with one or more fingers different from the others. I haven't noticed the ring finger specifically being the different one, but haven't looked that close.

I REALLY want to try some of these designs, but my nails are in lousy shape, so any attempts would require getting fake nails first.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9278 on: May 20, 2014, 02:03:34 PM »
How often is too often for a person to change employers? What looks bad on a resume?

In my experience (I've recruited for over 10 positions, sifted through hundreds of resumes and conducted dozens of interviews), less than two years, 3-4 times.  One or two 1 year jobs don't ring a bell but 3 or 4 or more jobs that only lasted 1-2 years starts looking like the person is a flake.  I would like to see someone who can stick with a job 2-5 years at a pop.

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Thank you. We have had two employees in the last few years that have come to us from jobs they had for less than one year, and stayed with our large organization for less than one year. In both cases, they did a good job and would have been kept in their positions, but moved on of their own volition.

One of these employees is now trying to return after two months at her new position/organization. It just made me think I might be mistaken about that looking poorly on a resume.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9279 on: May 20, 2014, 02:12:00 PM »
How often is too often for a person to change employers? What looks bad on a resume?

In my experience (I've recruited for over 10 positions, sifted through hundreds of resumes and conducted dozens of interviews), less than two years, 3-4 times.  One or two 1 year jobs don't ring a bell but 3 or 4 or more jobs that only lasted 1-2 years starts looking like the person is a flake.  I would like to see someone who can stick with a job 2-5 years at a pop.

YMMV

Thank you. We have had two employees in the last few years that have come to us from jobs they had for less than one year, and stayed with our large organization for less than one year. In both cases, they did a good job and would have been kept in their positions, but moved on of their own volition.

One of these employees is now trying to return after two months at her new position/organization. It just made me think I might be mistaken about that looking poorly on a resume.

I think it depends a lot on the industry, too.  An engineer is expected to stay in one position much longer than a retail employee would, for example.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9280 on: May 20, 2014, 02:19:18 PM »
Higher education in this case. My particular organization employs thousands of people, so there are many opportunities within for moving up. I have changed positions three times within the same department.

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« Reply #9281 on: May 20, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
Higher education in this case. My particular organization employs thousands of people, so there are many opportunities within for moving up. I have changed positions three times within the same department.
I also work in the state university system (same state, I'm fairly sure :)) Moving around here is just about the only way to get a pay increase, so I wouldn't be as shocked if there were regular moves within the overall organization.  The one wanting to come back after a couple months in a new position, well, I've seen here how dysfunctional/toxic a new work environment could wind up.  If you were happy with her before, it might be worth bringing up in an interview to see what she says.

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« Reply #9282 on: May 20, 2014, 02:34:08 PM »
One left the state entirely and switched to a tourism related job, the other went to a different university.

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« Reply #9283 on: May 20, 2014, 09:03:24 PM »
How odd.  I had never heard of the one finger different colour.  This morning one of my younger employees walked in with four red nails and one white/silver one.  I made a comment on it and she tells me the 'everybody" is doing it now.


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« Reply #9284 on: May 21, 2014, 07:03:23 AM »
Higher education in this case. My particular organization employs thousands of people, so there are many opportunities within for moving up. I have changed positions three times within the same department.

I spent many years as a contractor in the computer field.  As a general rule, my last couple of jobs lasted 5 years each, but I worked for at least 4 different companies in those 5 years.  The contract company would lose the contract, or be bought out, and I'd keep the same job, with the same co-workers and same desk, but someone new would be signing my paycheck.  And my insurance would change.  And that would happen over and over, about once a year, until *something* happened and I went looking for another job.  Believe me, it made for a *very* interesting-looking resume.  Fortunately, this is Contract Land and most people understood.

But in the long run, I'm glad to be a direct government hire now and that is all over for the rest of my working life.