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tsiguy96 03-20-2013 04:21 AM

OT: Give the OM A piece of advice from your career/industry
We have people here that do a TON of different jobs, what is one piece of advice or knowledge you would give everyone from the OM that people outside your industry dont or wouldnt know? Should come up with some cool tidbits of information. Name your industry and advice

Mine: Athletics.

Want your kid to be a great athlete? Enroll them in gymnastics and soccer early in life, dont begin the sport specialization process til 14-16 years old at the earliest. Allow your kid to pick the sport they want to play, and give them a few months off from sports every year to focus on offseason work (strength/speed/recovery).

Ratboy 03-20-2013 04:52 AM


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Quoydogs 03-20-2013 05:18 AM

Replace your air filter with a k@n air filter. They are a lifetime air filter that you clean.
They filter out smaller dirt particles and flow air better
(Do not use in diesel engines ) then bump your tire air pressure up to around 35 psi on most cars
And watch your gas mileage increase by 2 to 3 miles per gallon

Cosmo 03-20-2013 06:07 AM

Do not go into teaching if you think its an easy job and you are just settling since you can't do other things.

Maybe in long years past it was easy to get away with, but today as a teacher your job is pretty damn tough. With the public on a witch hunt (which honestly yes, there are some bad teachers, but most of the bad teachers just don't last), it is hard to be a lazy teacher. Its expected that you run some kind of club, coach or do activities. Your job as a teacher is more of a 10+ hour per day job now. You might still get your summers, but with the amount of professional development they want you to do, it will be interrupted constantly.

Stay away from teaching unless you actually LIKE teaching. There are very few teachers coming out of college right now that are natural teachers. The public has scared people away from teaching so much, we may actually have very bad teachers in the very near future. Take away the benefits of a low paying tough job and you take away the quality that came with the bad in the first place.

Just warning you, very bad teachers are flooding into the teaching profession because of pay by performance type pay schedules, year round schooling, higher expectation of proof of growth, more evaluation and worst of all, the law passed that redefines tenure.

Ok, too much ranting, you get the point or you did long ago and quit reading.

Ray Finkle 03-20-2013 06:29 AM

Learn how to speak and write.....

it sounds simple but if you cannot do the 2 things above, you'll be behind the eight ball in the business world. Speaking is not just being able to speak in front of a crowded boardroom, it is knowing what to say and how to say it. I had a manager early in my career write this on the whiteboard when I was giving a long winded response SUCCINCT.

Speak clearly and succinctly helps get your point across and not lose the audiences attention.

Writing, well that's pretty simple.....

One final thought, taking on assignments you do not like is a way to move forward. The more work you take on without complaint, the easier it is for you to request the pay raise, promotion, or move up.

03-20-2013 07:03 AM

Keep your driver's license clean and current. Without a valid license I can't employ you to your fullest.

Show up to work. You would be surprised how many warm bodies paid attention, applied themselves and after sometime worked into supervisory role.

Highway construction

ND Bronco Fan 03-20-2013 07:15 AM

Civil Engineering-Do not view a robotic camera video traveling through a sanitary sewer line around 10 am.......its the dumps

TheElusiveKyleOrton 03-20-2013 07:18 AM

Call your prospective clients and leads back. You would be absolutely shocked how many of my clients came from other firms who just would not call them back, wouldn't give them the time of day.

I have a pretty full client roster, so sometimes I have to turn down work. I don't do it by just not answering phone calls or emails. I respond, let them know that with the time it would take to get their project done and done right, I simply don't have the manpower or time to work with them. THIS time. I then recommend another small firm, wish them luck, and tell them I'll be in touch down the road.

This simple act -- it's a 5-10 minute phone call, really -- is ignored by many, many people.

Social media/online content

Kaylore 03-20-2013 07:33 AM

Research your position at other companies. If there is a position that exists elsewhere that could help, or if there are things that could be done to help the company that no one is currently handling, tell your boss you want to handle those things. You can get yourself a raise or new title in the process and it makes your resume transferable.

Show up on time and come in Mondays and Fridays. People notice.

Bronco Boy 03-20-2013 07:36 AM

"No sex in the champagne room" is a myth.

Conklin 03-20-2013 07:39 AM

Auto Sales:

Prepare your anus.

Kaylore 03-20-2013 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by Bronco Boy (Post 3817409)
"No sex in the champagne room" is a myth.

What industry are you in?

TheReverend 03-20-2013 07:54 AM

Try not to spend ALL day masturbating to online porn and arguing with people on the internet

Requiem 03-20-2013 08:04 AM

Courtesy flush, pls. -- Master of the Custodial Arts

For real though:

Pay attention to the details. They matter most. Being accurate and precise is better than fast and erroneous. Always give something a second or third look, because if you blaze through it and mess it up, it is going to take you twice as long to redo your projects than keeping a steady and calm pace the first time.

(Area of Work: G.I.S.)

LongDongJohnson 03-20-2013 08:04 AM

I work at a hotel on the las vegas strip. Just make sure your guests are always happy. They will b**** a lot but do what you have to do to make sure that they come back and dont stay somewhere else on their next visit.

Kaylore 03-20-2013 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by TheReverend (Post 3817415)
Try not to spend ALL day masturbating to online porn and arguing with people on the internet

So you're saying my boss won't care if there's a callus on my dong or how many times I made KCSheepstud meltdown and get banned?

TheElusiveKyleOrton 03-20-2013 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by TheReverend (Post 3817415)
Try not to spend ALL day masturbating to online porn and arguing with people on the internet

Try NOT to?

I've been greatly misinformed.

TheReverend 03-20-2013 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3817421)
So you're saying my boss won't care if there's a callus on my dong or how many times I made KCSheepstud meltdown and get banned?

Mein Kampf

FISH 03-20-2013 08:21 AM

Don't chuck all the wood that you could chuck at every given moment....keep people guessing!

Kaylore 03-20-2013 08:27 AM

Here's one specific to my industry: Don't try and rush a boob job two days before thanksgiving so you can show off your huge breasts for your family.

Requiem 03-20-2013 08:28 AM

Whatever Kaylore you don't know nothin' about that!

03-20-2013 08:32 AM

Don't come to my hospital with a serious illness and no insurance.... we'll do you no grease financially...

hookemhess 03-20-2013 08:40 AM

Get paid up front.

Dr. Broncenstein 03-20-2013 09:02 AM

Never ever substitute germ-x for shower gel.

BowlenBall 03-20-2013 09:09 AM

Field: Higher Education Management

PhD's are no smarter than the average person... they just have more persistance, and are better than most at grinding to the completion of a task. Don't be intimidated by them -- they baffle you with bull****, but it often masks some deep insecurities.

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