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MARRY WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!!

Historically in many cultures and currently in many parts of India, Pakistan, etc. there is something called a dowry which is some property in the form of goods, land, money, etc. which is usually given to the groom by the bride’s family upon marriage. You can argue all you want about the advantages and disadvantages of the dowry system but the fundamental fact is that marriage with offspring is an expensive proposition and the more financial resources that a couple has, the more probable it is that the family will have a secure and hopefully happy future.

Yes, a family with offspring is an expensive proposition so it is obvious why a dearth of enough money is often the leading cause of many divorces in the modern western world. In effect, a family can’t survive on love alone. All you need is love to marry is the popular dominant dangerous myth promoted in the west.

Historically in agrarian cultures where you have mostly farmers, offspring were an advantage because they could help with the farm work and make the family money and in old age families often stayed together so offspring were also old age insurance when the parents could no longer work on the farm.

Today most offspring are an incredibly large financial liability and cost an arm and a leg to educate and provide them with basic necessities. There are also many cases where upon graduation the offspring can’t find a decent paying job and wind up living with the parents for financial reasons.

So the best advice to give before marriage is make sure that you can afford it, especially if you want to have offspring. Yes, you can marry, use family planning or contraception and not have offspring until you can afford it. If you have offspring by accident and one spouse doesn’t want an abortion then a nasty divorce with unwanted legal financial responsibilities may be the result.

Now love and sex is a very powerful force of nature and it is entirely possible to run across a potential very compatible mate as young adults but neither party is making enough money or both are still educating themselves for a useful job or career. What do you do? Well you can live together or live separately being sexually faithful and use birth control and under no circumstances beget offspring. If a spouse gets pregnant then the smartest thing to do is to either get an abortion or give up the child to an adoption agency upon birth. Marriage should mean offspring and until you can afford offspring, don’t marry!

In the modern era usually both spouses are working and you may be wrongly concluding that you can afford offspring. Realistically child care, especially when they are young is a full time occupation and unless you can afford a nanny prepare for the high probability that one spouse will have to take much time off from the job to raise the young child. You will be surviving on one salary alone for a considerable period of time so make sure that you have enough money saved up or better yet wait until one spouse alone can afford to support the family with child.

If one spouse is a compulsive shopper or another accumulates large credit card debt then this is a danger sign that there is financial hardship ahead. If neither spouse is financially responsible then the relationship will probably crash and burn so avoid this circumstance as much as possible. If one spouse is financially responsible and in charge of all the money then the relationship may still be doable but not if both are financially irresponsible. If one is financially responsible and the other is not then prepare for a boatload of ongoing nasty arguments about money.

Yes, enough money and managing it wisely is very important in a marriage and if you fail on either count then most of your arguments will be about money and will almost definitely lead to eventual divorce.

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SOME 29 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKED!!!

Businesswomen are meeting and human resources interviewing in the company office

Tell me a little about yourself.

If you are trying to land your first full or part time job then you should start out by saying that you want a job which currently fits your qualifications and interests and then proceed to say what interests you about the job and give examples from your life so far which should qualify you for the position.

If you have a job history which is diverse without a unifying theme then state that the job is your current interest and why you would be qualified for it based on your current skill set derived from prior job experiences and acquired education which may be selfeducation.

If you have a job history in basically the same field of interest then you can state that the job will advance you in your field of interest as the next step towards your goals in the field of interest. You can also mention what your qualifications for the job position are.

Unless the employer specifically asks for personal details it is best to stay focused on landing the job and giving enough convincing evidence or arguments why you want the job and are qualified for it with real life examples, experiences, and activities.

How did you find out about this job?

Standard answers are the internet, employee of the company, friend or acquaintance, and personal interest.

What do you know about this company?

You can start off by saying it has a good reputation and probably a good place to work. Then after researching the company find out who owns it, who a happy employee might be, that you are interested in the information, products, and services sold or offered by the organization, and whether it is a growing company or a well established firm with a good public reputation.

Why do you want this job?

If you are an entry level assembly line worker then you can admit that you need the money but you should probably say that the job interests you and that you are qualified for it by giving real life examples from your past.

If it is not an entry level position then you can state that you are impressed by the good public reputation that the company has and that you think it will help your career development progress. Basically you are very interested in the company and you feel that you can contribute to it’s success with your qualifications and smart hard work.

What are you passionate about?

You should be passionate about your career choice which should include the job that you are applying for but you can also include some hobbies or non work pastimes which you are passionate about.

Why should we hire you?

You are very interested in the job and qualified for it. Give real life examples of your qualifications based on prior job experience, skills, education which may be self education, and people or social skills.

What are your strengths?

Smart hard worker, punctual, dependable, competent, friendly, empathetic, caring, attention to detail, etc.

What are your weaknesses?

Try not to specify your social weaknesses unless it is a statement that you wish you were a little more extroverted than introverted. I suppose you could also say that at times I am a little too serious and don’t find some things that funny. Give some relatively unimportant examples of this seriousness.

For a position as a sous chef you can simply say that you are not that good at filleting fish or that there is some skill that you want to be better at.

What is your greatest job achievement?

Choose a problem which needed a solution that you solved. Give an example of advice you gave your boss which was taken with satisfactory results. If a member of a team give an example of how your work contributed to a successful team effort. And if you managed a team or a department give an example of a successful team effort or a successful department partial or full reorganization effort.

What problem did you solve which needed solving?

What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

Hopefully it is doing something in the company which you will be working for but it could also be taking some time off to get some useful education to further your career.

What are your goals for the future?

What is your dream job?

Why are you leaving your current job?

Not challenging enough, no room for much advancement, and better salary are all valid answers. Try staying away from severely criticizing a former boss although a toxic work environment could be a valid reason if many employees were leaving because of a poorly managed work environment or some toxic individuals which were not fired and became a huge liability for the company.

Is there anything which makes you unique?

This question is rarely asked but if it is then you can say that you are a little different from other humans but will probably never be as unique as Michael Jackson or Einstein.

Have you gotten angry at work? What happened?

If you mostly work alone then you can pick an example of a time when you got angry at yourself for a mistake or not meeting a deadline.

What have you learned from your mistakes?

Don’t make too many of them or don’t make any serious mistakes or you can get into a lot of trouble with your boss.

What did you like most about your past position?

What did you like least about your past position?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position.

Why were you fired?

Why did you quit your job?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position and why you quit.

What’s your management style?

What’s a time when you disagreed with a decision made at work?

How would your boss and coworkers describe you?

Why was there a gap in your employment?

What do you like to do outside of work?

Do you plan to have children?

Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?

Give some examples of teamwork.

Finally, prepping for an interview is always good but remember to be yourself and answer as truthfully as possible and rather spontaneously. If you don’t know what to say or what to answer instantaneously then the best response is to say- I will have to think about this and answer later. This way your true personality will shine through and it should not be pretentious or contrived. If you try to hide a shitty personality and are unqualified for the job then chances are you will get fired from the job anyway sooner or later.

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THE COMPLEXITY OF FINDING RELEVANT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK!!!

What is not so obvious is that interview questions which you can ask will vary depending on the type of job you are applying for, your personal job experiences, your age, your ultimate job goals, and your introverted or extroverted personality or your social skills.

It should be obvious that a well defined rather limited skill job such as a cashier, truck driver, lawn mower, waiter, fast food preparer, security guard, etc. is much different than a programming, web designer, engineer, or other high skilled job situation. The former job position is highly replaceable and often an entry job position and the latter requires a considerable amount of useful education and skills to even be considered for the job position. So complexity of the job type is an important consideration when asking interview questions.

An important distinction is that of a managerial position and one that is not. Management positions usually require that you have spent some time working in the specialties which you are managing. Secondarily management positions require people, social, or emotional intelligence skills which are more important in managerial roles. It is also important if you are merely a boss or supervisor managing a handful of employees or one managing 50 employees or more. Managing departments with many employees of varied skills is also much different than managing a team of specialists or being a group leader.

Finally your personal job experience, education, age, and ultimate job goals will determine if you are a good candidate for a job and the questions which you ask will depend on these factors.

If you have no job experience, are a high school dropout, have poor social skills or are a bad conversationalist, and show up with poor hygiene, hair uncombed, and torn clothes then your chances of landing an entry level job or higher are minimal.

If you are a high school graduate, smile, have a good personality which shows during a conversation, have a neat appearance, have good grades and have been busy with many extra curricular activities in school, have interesting hobbies, have mowed lawns, washed cars, taken care of younger siblings, and generally actively done things then your chances of getting an entry level job are pretty good if there is an opening in the first place. Of course it helps if you have a recommendation or reference from an employee who already works there successfully. An appropriately written resume can also help, especially in the age of internet applications.

Some appropriate interview questions which can be asked for an entry level job are-

Will it be a full or part time job?

What days will I work?

What time does the work begin and end?

What is my hourly pay?

Who will be my boss or supervisor?

How long has my boss or supervisor worked there?

Do I have to pay for uniforms?

Is there a dress code?

For a sales position you can ask- Is it a commission basis only or is there an hourly wage too? and for a waiter or waitress position you can ask- What is the approximate daily tip amount?

If you are ambitious and want to move up the company ladder then it might be wise to find out if it is a growing company or business or one which is well established with little turnover in managerial staff. Try choosing the growing company because it is more probable that there will be open positions to move up.

Some interview questions which might be appropriate are-

What is the average time that you have to work here successfully before you get a promotion or pay raise?

How long has my manager worked here?

Do you have any on the job training or a mentor system?

In how many states do you have branches in?

Do you have any problem departments which need improvement?

Approximately what percentage of your managers are from internal promotions and what percentage are hired from other companies?

Does the company provide health insurance?

What are some company perks or personal benefits?

What job functions are you planning to computerize in the near future?

In almost any job opening it is important to know what skills are necessary for the job and how well your job skills and experience address the responsibilities with which you will have to deal with. Nothing is more convincing than using your personal job experience and translating it into solving a job opening problem at a new company.

If it is specialty skills which are required then having used those specialty skills successfully in another job is a big plus. If it is managerial skills that are dominant then it is a big plus to have successfully managed at another successful company. If you have proven yourself with one or more companies successfully then it is much easier to sell yourself to another company with a better or slightly better job opportunity.

It is the age of job hopping whether for automation reasons which eliminate your job entirely or for greater opportunity elsewhere. Being a quick learner and constantly keeping abreast of new developments in your job category is a must these days because you can become relatively obsolete with old job skills in a matter of 5 or 10 years if you stagnate on the job. Yes, highly skilled jobs are less likely to be replaced but even there computer software is greatly impacting even professions such as architects, writers, engineers, and doctors.

Finally remember that during an interview you are being interviewed and not the other way around. So listen more and talk less. Answer truthfully to the best of your ability, smile, be friendly, and use prior job experiences and personal experiences where appropriate. Be aware of your strengths but also some minor weaknesses since no one is perfect nor should you present yourself as being perfect or invincible.

Your true personality should come through during an interview to some extent so don’t try to be pretentious and try to oversell yourself. There is a big difference in being confident and friendly and trying to pretentiously pose as a know it all and can do anything personality.

To fully prepare for an interview you must also anticipate some of the interview questions and be ready to convincingly answer them. Research this on your own and then be fully prepared for a job interview. Luck is sometimes necessary but there is nothing like being fully prepared for a job interview and prepared for all the relevant questions which may be asked.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1422!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1397!!!

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 4700 so far, or read one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially EVERGREEN TRUTH, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

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