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Comment Dell Precision laptops (Score 3, Informative) 300

Dell Precision series has a 15" laptop with a numpad. Screen resolution goes up to 1920x1080, discrete graphics card.

I have a Dell Precision M4600 with a Nvidia graphics card, 1920x1080 screen and it has a numpad and both a trackpoint and touchpad.

Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Apple gives $100 store credit to iPhone customers->

MooRogue writes: In an open letter to all iPhone customers, Steve Jobs responds to hundreds of emails from upset iPhone customers. Apple will be giving early adopters who are not receiving rebates or any other consideration $100 store credit at the Apple store. Details will be posted on the Apple website next week
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Submission + - Relocation Package Bait and Switch

An anonymous reader writes: I got a R&D job offer with a large company in Philadelphia area last week. It includes a relocation package that they told me was standard for my position.

After I accepted the offer and made plans to terminate my current job, the recruiter handed me off to their relocation department, where I was told that my relocation package is significantly less than what I was promised. The relocation manager tells me that whenever there is conflict between their relocation policy and the offer, their internal relocation policy supersedes.

What I want to know from my fellow Geeks are : 1) Is this type of switch-and-bait common practice in corporate America? 2) If you have gone through this nightmare before, any advice on how to respond to it?

Comment Re:Family Tree Tech support: Wood for the fire.... (Score 1) 860

Slightly offtopic, but since you brought it up... I have a truck. I'm not the only person to have a truck, but i have one, and now my company keeps on asking me to truck stuff around for trade shows, saving costs and having me haul stuff around when I don't really want to be.

It's part of my job to set up stuff for trade shows, but not to actually have to drive the stuff around, having cow-orkers throwing everything and the sun into my truck. What's worse is when they ask me not to unload the stuff during a weekend since they'll just need it again on Monday, expecting me to take everything home, and bring it back after the weekend!

So, any ideas on what I should do? I can't just say "no, i'm not going to work on the show" as that is part of my job, but i don't want to be used as a cheap frieight loader!

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"