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Comment: Re: US Gov't Corn Subsides (Score 1) 140

The first thing they teach you is to watch your diet and to exercise and monitor your glucose levels. When that approach fails, what other cause is there?

The fact that YOU have patients that continue to eat poorly and don't exercise is not an environment thing - it's laziness or they are simply tired of nothing working and have a nurse that doesn't understand their disease but pretends they do. I bet you probably smoke also, right?

Show me the "environmental" factors that can cause Type 2 to flair up. I exhibited no symptoms when I was 160 pounds at age 21. I am 6 ft 1. I fought semi-professionally, cycled, rock-climbed and ran long distance (trained for marathons). I developed the disease regardless. The only mitigating factor is that for four years, I led a more sedentary life onboard a navy ship where I couldn't do all that and performed the equivalent of shift work. Still it was another 20 years, after I got out, before I was diagnosed. I had regained a more active lifestyle.

The only extraordinary environmental factors that I was exposed to might be nerve agents, depleted uranium and experimental vaccines during Desert Storm. When you can drop down 20 pounds in the first several months, monitor and control caloric intake, increase activity only to have it go back up a few months later? Let me tell you, pal, it's a pisser. And, it's not diet as you indicate.

Short of sucking out the fat cells, there is little anyone can do to stop regaining the weight as the glucose that is not processed by the cells go straight to the fat cells and keep flooding the body with more glucose. So, yes, obesity and Type 2 go hand in hand caused by the cell's inability to utilize the insulin it produces - it's a Catch-22 type scenario called "insulin resistance".

As somebody else pointed out, Type 1's on insulin can develop it also. Prior to insulin injections, these folks would just waste away. Now, they can have the benefits of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Lucky them.

Comment: Re: Senator James Inhofe (Score 1) 282

by Ronin Developer (#48341611) Attached to: When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

By your reasoning, when you answer a question on a test in which you are trying to do well and get a question wrong, you are lying.

Models are that - models. They are based on the sum of knowledge you have. Models are meant to be adjusted to fit the facts. Failure to do so and assume you are correct is lying

Comment: It was NOT secretly installed (Score 1) 271

It is a common technique among used car dealers who are selling to someone with bad or poor credit. It is intended to aid in recovery and repossession. The purchaser is aware it is installed. And, it is removed when the vehicle is paid off.

The device our company made and sold ( when I worked for them) could be activated with a court order. Activation was not in the hands of the car dealership because of the privacy implications.

Comment: Re: US Gov't Corn Subsides (Score 4, Insightful) 140

And, I hope you are NEVER my nurse!!!

Go back to class and learn that Type 2 is not caused just by diet, but by metabolism and genetics and a funny thing called insulin resistance.

I exercise every day, watch my diet, take medications for my Type 2 and STILL the A1C (and weight) keeps creeping up. It is a progressive disease which has some nasty effects on the body. I am wondering when I will be required to take insulin injections as goto drugs like Janumet and Metformin don't get the job done anymore.

Now, go sign up for that continuing education class so you can learn about the disease instead of remaining ignorant about this disease.

Comment: Re: They WILL rewrite your resume... (Score 1) 253

Most rewrite your resume for their particular style and, as you noted, to remove personal contact information.

Good recruiters won't change the fundamental nature of your resume. Still, you should ask to see a copy of what they are submitting to avoid situations like you encountered.

Comment: Re:My take... (Score 1) 253

Sorry if my having experience and relating what I have learned when forced into the new employment market makes me sound like Grandpa Simpson. I will tell you to go read the statistics which indicate that 91% of tech recruiters are female, under 30 and single. And, maybe read the entire part inside the parenthesis next time - pretty tongue-in-cheek. Why must a guy put a ;-) to indicate they are being sarcastic?.

Comment: Re:My take... (Score 1) 253

If you are in school, use the employment resources they offer (i.e. co-ops) and strengthen your resume. If already working, optimize your resume. There are plenty of resources (free and paid) to help you do that. You want a modern CV.

I would also suggest using social media such as LinkedIn. Find others you know, professionally, link with them and then see if they are linked to a recruiter. Then, request to link with those you find interesting. Very few will reject you. Or, you can send them a message and introduce yourself. Act and post intelligently. They WILL find you.

Create a profile on, say, Dice with an updated resume and indicate what you are looking for and available. They WILL find you.

Good Luck!

Comment: Re:My take... (Score 1) 253

You obviously CAN'T read, have tunnel vision, have an axe to grind, or simply are unable to comprehend when something is said tongue in cheek, twit.

As someone who has been working for 30+ years, I think I have a right to be selective in with whom I work and in what positions are appropriate for me and my family. I have learned how to work with recruiters - they work for me and I help them get paid. I EXPECT them to do their job and duty for both me and their corporate client. And, this has been my experience which I have imparted on you younglings.

I have NEVER had an issue with getting a job or keeping one until 2011 when the company I worked for was sold and quickly discovered how other companies view employees has changed. Hard lesson to learn for somebody who never worried about where his next paycheck would originate. It took six months the first time. And, I am gainfully employed having spent less 0 business days looking after the layoff of a whole division. So, no, I don't think am not a relic by any stretch.

Comment: My take... (Score 3, Informative) 253

Since 1979, I have been employed, able to move between jobs, in high demand and able to ignore recruiters. It wasn't until 2011 when I experienced my first layoff that I had to give recruiters serious consideration as the entire employment landscape had changed.

I have had to figure out how to work with recruiters - understand how they work and separate the chaff from the wheat.

Recruiters come in many different flavors. The younger tech worker will. more likely than not, deal with younger and less experienced recruiters. More experienced prospectives get handed off to the more established recruiters. And, since they get a commission based on things like the salary of the hire, to the victors go the spoils, right? The less experienced have to deal with more perspectives in order to earn enough for a bite to eat. It makes them hungry. And, it can make them rude.

One thing you should never do is piss them off. Yes, you can be blacklisted very quickly. Given how many corporations use recruiters and how frequently they change firms, that blacklist can follow you around and persist based on whether they record your transgression in their systems or not.

You need to stay on top of the recruiter (sounds promising given how many good looking ladies work in the field...good luck with that) and watch how they modify YOUR resume. They WILL rewrite your resume in their style and draw from what you submit to them. You HAVE the RIGHT to see what it is that they are submitted to their client on your behalf. Ask for it. Also, ask for a limited right to represent. More reputable firms will only hold you to a given position - not lock you out or blindly send your resume. But, get it in writing before you sign on so you can work with other recruiters for different positions and companies.

Make yourself accessible but not overly accessible. I use Google Voice to take recruiter calls. It lets me weed out those who I have an established relationship with (and, who I have given my cell number) and those cold calling me. The call transcripts the GV produces can be rather humourous as a by product - good for a laugh. I thought about publishing some of the funnier transcripts (Hi .my name is , I think I am a recruiter).

I ignore most emails from recruiters from those that exhibit too much familiarity, poor grammar, provide limited details, ask for too much information (no, I AM NOT going to give you my salary history for the past 30+ years, my SSN, or my first born) or don't respect simple things like my geographic location or skillset. Additionally, while I might not respond to every email, I do look at the more promising ones to see if two or more emails appear to represent the same position. In one situation, I had three recruiters from three different offshore firms trying to represent me for the same position with the State for a mobile architect. One would say the position was at $55/hr and 6 month duration and another would say it's $70/hr for 12 month CTH while another was saying it offered $85/hr for 12 months (no, CTH). Yes, the were for the EXACT same position (they cut and paste from the same feed). And, when I spoke with a firm in the State and asked if they knew about this position, I found out that the State was actually paying $110hr, it was 6 months (6 months left in the fiscal year), but expected the contract to be renewed for another year. So, it makes sense to shop around.

When you find a recruiter that seems like a good match, work with them. And, keep them on file. I still get calls from many of them hoping I am willing to leave my current employer - I will listen and consider even if it really isn't in the cards. They have gotten to know me. They are keepers. If they change firms, find out where they have gone. I have a short list of those I will seek out if my situation changes again.

As for job sites such as DICE and MONSTER. I have found DICE to be pretty good at sending job descriptions that better match what I might be interested in pursuing (no, not a DICE shill). Not a big favorite of online applications, though. This is where a good recruiter can help you get inside the door where the bulk of online submissions appear to go straight into the bitbucket.

Well, that's my take....

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