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LOL! job qualificationsJS Haiku Shop
Feb 3, 2003 6:14 AM
I work in a technical support role, and still find this rediculous:

"Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES and QUALITY RANKING FACTORS if applicable. Experience with CCCH, DSR, DARC, HNL, URET/CCLD, WARP, FDIOC, ADAS and PAMRI. Experience with VSCS, VTABS, ARTCC, BUEC, RCAG, DMUX, HCVR, RCLT, FSDPS, MPS, NADIN, TMU, ETMS AND BWM. Experience with ACEPS, CCMS, HVAC AND PCS/UPS."
A Jack of all trades, master on none?! -nmTig
Feb 3, 2003 6:49 AM
alphabet soup to meColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2003 7:23 AM
I remember about 5 years ago they had adverts asking for people with 10 years of Java experience for basic web jobs. This was when Java was a few years old at most.
need a B.S. in acronymsDougSloan
Feb 3, 2003 8:31 AM
I guess that at least weeds out the ones who don't know their acronyms.

That's what happens when you fire the personnel manager or let the techies do their own job advertising.

rather, i think these acronyms are BS! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 3, 2003 10:37 AM
most unfortunateDuane Gran
Feb 3, 2003 11:01 AM
This sort of job description looks all too familiar to me. In my profession (software development) it is a sea of alphabet soup. There are two main problems with this:

1) The HR people rarely understand the terms, so they don't know that (by and large) someone who knows C++ also knows C.

2) Running resumes through a database rewards people for writing verbose resumes. I always thought that brevity was appreciated in a resume, but that may only apply when a human reads it, but these days you have to get past the database gatekeeper.
Aways throw some random acronyms at that bottom of your resumeKristin
Feb 3, 2003 11:06 AM
You get more interviews that way. :>

Really though, are they asking for someone with UPS experience? Unless thats some super obscure programming language that most of us have never heard of. Why the hell would a job description require knowledge of power management??? Its not that hard.
maybe they mean UPS as in the shipper? LOL (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2003 11:10 AM
I was wondering about HVAC, tooDougSloan
Feb 3, 2003 11:37 AM
They need to know how to work the thermostat?
I hadn't noticed that. LOL. Basically...Kristin
Feb 3, 2003 12:17 PM
They want a guy who knows how to cut a hole in the wall and build a data center. I'm surprised they're not requiring several union licenses and some kind of OSHA cert.
and they probably want to pay him $30k/yr LOL (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2003 1:05 PM
maybe designing central air systems? (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2003 1:04 PM
i'd love to give you the punchline, but...JS Haiku Shop
Feb 3, 2003 1:59 PM
the posting was so nonspecific that the actual job title and responsibilities seem to be up in the air.


LOL, though--you guys are right. they want a MASTER of all trades, and will probably offer $30k.
Oh, yeah53T
Feb 4, 2003 11:08 AM
You a UPS expert?
Well, I know that they are heavy and that with a little inertia, they can break bones.Kristin
Feb 4, 2003 11:30 AM
What, you just plug them in right? (Just make sure not to plug the UPS into a power strip that is plugged into the UPS.) See! I know some about Universal Power Supplies. My boss has a full electronics degree and could build one in his garrage--and he probably has. I've learned alot about hardware and power from him. But no, I'm not qualified to build a env. controlled data center.
"Uninterruptible" Power Supply (nm)53T
Feb 4, 2003 11:38 AM
Ugh. I'm so busted. :-) (nm)Kristin
Feb 4, 2003 12:38 PM