As a task oriented person, it is easier to go around people than work with them. At Ascent, everyone is held responsible for their actions or lack of actions, so the lesson here (and you will be called out on this to address it, or not get the job offer) is to be pragmatic and flexible, but persistent without making a situation tenuous. Nobody wants to deal with complaints -- you're an adult, dealing with adults, so get over yourself and figure out how to get the job done with the people that you need to work with.
I disagree. Ascent is very cliquish and some who make it impossible to complete projects are never held accountable. As a manager, your ability to hold someone accountable is hindered by the “don’t upset my old friend” mentality.
Customers come first and they should not be ignored. I do not wish to depend on the manager all the time since I am on the hotseat.
In the case of a sales position. Sometimes the manager or supervisor should be relayed the problem and have them decide whether a discount could be applied or work with customer to find a suitable middle ground.
Answer with whatever you've done. Since they have little to no skin in the game - they'll take you on (tell you to go find and build a book of business);
You are so right about Best Version Media. Their business model, the true commission based business model is dying quickly with the resurgence of the general economy. Who wants to go door to door, selling ad space in a magazine that will probably never be published, when you can get a better paying job with benefits at the local hardware store.
The refreshing part of this post, is that it appears to be an actual person with their own opinions and finally not a competitor exposing false statements about BVM. In order for the local hardware store to offer a better opportunity than BVM, it would need to offer these things: 1.) By the second year the average person at the hardware store would need to be earning over $100,000 a year. 2.) They would need to have unlimited vacation time. 3.) The hardware store would need to be the fastest growing hardware store in all of North America and then you would have to x that by 10 in order to be growing as fast as BVM. 4.) They would need to have a position that includes the prestige of publishing a magazine to an influential community interacting with families, local businesses and associations and other members of the community. 5.) The hardware store would need to offer an annual company trip as does BVM to tropical locations and cruises. There are more things the hardware store would need to offer and we hope the candidate finds such a hardware store for himself.
No the hardest thing i ever done was was surviving suicide. I've been to hell and back already. Learned that the hardest part of life is not trying even the most challenging obstacles. That's failure i won't accept again.
Your concern is whether not the job is hard to do, then you've chosen the wrong job. You have to enjoy your commitment.
I do my best to work and communicate clearly with the engineer so the deliverable matches the design requirements as closely as possible in a timely manner.
Asked to explain to important visitors how wiring would look on the Aircraft - (when we didn't have any wire to put in the Aircraft) - I suggested I buy YARN and have the Technicians do the runs - Green for a power wire, Purple for Sensor wire, Brown for Ground, etc. We installed the YARN, and the visitors loved the "Visual Effect".