This is a reply to your eye-catching post of 8/11 in which you questioned the author's value and relevance in her good faith attempt to provide some helpful career advice for interviewees.
I know it's unlikely you'll ever see this reply. If you did see this note, I'm certain you'd be unmoved by it anyway. My objective is simply to provide an opposing force so that your crass, negative and ultimately useless post has a lid on it. The most effective garbage cans have tight fitting lids to hold in the putrid stink. I can only hope that, for the sake of mankind, the planet's vulnerable ozone layer and all of God's flying creatures, this lid holds firmly against your trash talk.
What was your point in criticizing the author, Toni, so harshly? Has she wronged you in some way? Why would you have to make your post a personal attack when you could have simply written your ideas for more effective questions on the interviewer? How about a contribution rather than retribution?
I?m sure your background would make your every word a gospel for us all to follow and worship. If you had nothing to offer, with the exception of your smug little comment on her lack of credibility or relevance on the topic of IT career management, then do us all the favor of stowing it to spare her your pithy post and any hurt feelings you caused.
The funny part to me is you paid nothing for her thoughts - so what was your beef? If her views carry no weight then skip them. You're like a non-contributing Public Television Viewer who calls up during a pledge drive to comment that Big Bird's "lost his edge."
As a business writer and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) myself, allow me this last bit of explanation; her advice wasn't IT-based ? it wasn?t meant to be. It was a helpful hint for any person, of any specialty, interviewing anywhere. It was solid advice. It wasn't earth-shattering but if everyone took her advice we'd have a world with far less job-hopping due to a new employee finding out far too late that their new job was NOT for them.
My advice for Tobi, the author, is to flush again and again until this troll learns to seek his own level. My unsolicited advice to you, PS.TWERPWRECK is this; avoid slamming those who outpace you by outperforming the limits of their own backgrounds. Our world is already overcrowded with mediocre critics brimming with envy and nay-saying obstructionists who still believe in the pathetic power of sticking out their tongues.
To go linguistically old-school, I'd say that you've shown yourself, so unnecessarily, to be a creep and a tool
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