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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 10 Jul 2009, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


There's a question of how broadly this debt collection goes. The IRS Taxpayer Advocate in the paper cited above assumes that it's only previous RALs banks cross-collect for. And that seems to be the most common assumption. However, the statement we ask clients to sign is much broader: . . . MAY RESU...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 09 Jul 2009, 9:28 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


H&R Block pushes you to sell "Second Look" (a $29 review of a previous year), "Peace of Mind" (audit insurance), the "Send-a-Friend" coupon (the only thing customers really like, but then we're slow sending out the money), the "Emerald" credit card, next year's appointment, the arbritration agre...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Corporate Team Building "Camps"

Posted: 07 Jul 2009, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,158


However, the company may not know that it's employment at will! (so to speak) Many "human resource" departments have been very successful at turf building and turf defending by taking a kernal of valid issues and exaggerating them, and in this case, this can work to your advantage. Consider playing ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Corporate Team Building "Camps"

Posted: 05 Jul 2009, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,158


especially in a room with somebody I barely know. That sounds like good self-protective behavior to me. On the medium bad side, the individual can be noisy and stupid and drunk, and it can go from there. If this thing is scheduled for the end of July, you have several good options and time to go wi...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 05 Jul 2009, 9:42 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


My 'manager' grabbed the phone out of my hand when I tried to call someone to help. One of the other people--one of the adults present--should have spoken up. 'Susan.' Say anything. Be brief. It's okay to make a mistake, you will feel your way to where you need to go. Just get started. 'Susan, this...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 02 Jul 2009, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


Some things that have worked for me: Get out of the house early. This might almost be biological, getting sunlight to stimulate the pituitary to release whatever. All I know is when I get out early and do something, I feel better. And you can always come home later and take a late morning or early a...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 02 Jul 2009, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


Taxman, you're a good guy. You're in there trying, not everyone is. Previously, I think you had talked about a midsized company. And being medium picky, maybe sooner, maybe later, you can find business people that appreciate good work. Financial Accounting: 'No, I don't want to take too many chances...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 02 Jul 2009, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


Yes. I called this 'teaming up' against me and it happened many times in the workplace. I learned that you have the right to be PREPARED for any and all impromptu 'meetings'. when they call a meeting with three others, unannounced, tell them you want a day or so to prepare so that the meeting is no...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Starting a restaurant, need three buy-ins.

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 944


I have worked as a waiter, a cook in a pizza restaurant, and a delivery driver. I have also done hiring, but as the manager of a photocopy center. And no, I do not have experience with zoning and licensing. In addition, I would want to do some experimental stuff, such as breaking down the wall betwe...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: semi-professional poker, high natural variance.

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,084


Sklansky and Malmuth in one of their books said, given the advantages, why would anyone not shortstack? And their answer basically was that it makes for a boring session. So, my response to this is that you mix up the cash games, and yes it was 1-2 NLHE and in some casinos 1-3, with tournament games...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 24 Jun 2009, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


And you also have this potential card: "I have a family situation I need to take care of. It's going to be at least three days, probably more. I'm sorry, but I have to take care of it." This is a lie, a face-saving lie, but I think it is okay. And the family situation you are taking care of is your ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


Consider folding the hand early. In particular, be aware of scenes in which three people team up against you in a room making the case that it is right and proper to fire you. Most states have employment at will, but corporations still somehow feel the need to do this for "compliance" or "procedure"...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Accounting--a warning for Aspies

Posted: 21 Jun 2009, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,485


I worked at H&R Block two-and-a-half years and another company one year. I don't want to be more specific because I later expect to slam Block for not being ethical, for not disclosing the significant features of refund anticipation loans (RALs)--like they should. The good part of Block, for abo...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Starting a restaurant, need three buy-ins.

Posted: 21 Jun 2009, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 944


Similar to poker, you going to try and start generating a cash flow through no-limit? Well, you need about three hundred buy-ins. With a restaurant, let's say, three buy-ins. You can't plan every variable to the nth degree. Books preach that, but we who have Aspie skills already take that pretty far...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: semi-professional poker, high natural variance.

Posted: 21 Jun 2009, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,084


A day in which you lose 20, lose 7, lose 32, and then win 85 for a day's profit of 26 dollars, and that's almost perfect! That's when you're short-stacking with a tight-aggressive style. And is there any other way when you're trying to make money in a casino? Not that I know of! It's not a particula...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Becoming my own boss... for real.

Posted: 12 Jun 2009, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,225


I have no problems dealing with clients, it's only peers with whom I ever have problems. I think I know what you mean. With clients, it's a more formalistic setting. You know what they expect, and maybe a little bit of light informal at the end. In fact, these kind of successful interactions help m...
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