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Job Searching

So today, I got a phone call from a job recruiter at Insight Global for a contract position with State Farm Insurance in the Lancaster area doing installs, hardware support, etc. Turns out I’m not qualified because I don’t have a credit card! I was so close to getting the position too. Apparently I would have had to fly to Chicago for training, and would have needed a rental car (which requires a credit card and that you be over 25 years old). So either way, I would not have been able to do the contract work. This bothers me in 2 ways

  1. If I have a perfect driving record, and have held a license for 4 years, why can’t I rent a car until I turn 25?
  2. What does owning a credit card have to do with anything needed for having a job?
I must point out that I have a Fulton Bank Debit card, which I can also use anywhere Visa works. Also, why would I needed to fly to Chicago if the contract work would be in the Lancaster area? So confusing…
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Job Searching

So today, I got a phone call from a job recruiter at Insight Global for a contract position with State Farm Insurance in the Lancaster area doing installs, hardware support, etc. Turns out I’m not qualified because I don’t have a credit card! I was so close to getting the position too. Apparently I would have had to fly to Chicago for training, and would have needed a rental car (which requires a credit card and that you be over 25 years old). So either way, I would not have been able to do the contract work. This bothers me in 2 ways

  1. If I have a perfect driving record, and have held a license for 4 years, why can’t I rent a car until I turn 25?
  2. What does owning a credit card have to do with anything needed for having a job?
I must point out that I have a Fulton Bank Debit card, which I can also use anywhere Visa works. Also, why would I needed to fly to Chicago if the contract work would be in the Lancaster area? So confusing…

‘Sesame Street’ videos hit with adults as well (via The Marquee Blog)

I watched Sesame Street as a child, and I still occasionally see myself watching it here and there while flipping between channels.

If we’d had the ability to tweet, Facebook “like” and otherwise share stuff we think is awesome online back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, no doubt classic "Sesame Street" clips like the “Pinball Number Count” would have gone viral like some of the “Street’s” latest segments. Aside from the Katy Perry cleavage debacle (a video that made its Web rounds despite the fact that it won’t actually air on the children’s program), there have been a string of other … Read More

via The Marquee Blog

Star Wars Pin-Ups (via The Swedish Bed)

Star Wars Pin-Ups Whats Hiding under this Imperial helmet ? Some readers on Buzzfeed and on this blog were shocked by one of my last post about Lilo and Stich grown up. I was accused of " raping childhood memory " of some ( very open minded ) people. Why ? … Because i was showing a different angle of a well known artist who happened to make movies for kids but who can also make cartoons with sensuality and big boobs in it ( YES BOOBS  end of the world …  ) So … Read More

via The Swedish Bed

Vuvuzelas deafen and swell lips (via Paging Dr. Gupta)

By Madison Park CNNhealth writer/producer Cape Town, South Africa  (CNN) —  Lips don't lie. If you're looking for the culprits who've killed your hearing at the World Cup, just look for swollen lips. The incessant buzz of vuvuzelas  is inescapable. Vuvuzelas — the plastic horns seen throughout South Africa's packed stadiums —  sound like trum … Read More

via Paging Dr. Gupta

Epilepsy and Autism: Does the study of one help us understand the other? (via Autism Speaks Official Blog)

Staff Blogger, Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D., Asst. Dir. Science Communication and Special Projects Epilepsy is a common comorbidity in autism, occurring in as many as 30% of all cases.  In overnight or 24 hour EEG studies, atypical brain activity known as spikes or epileptiform activity—that looks somewhat like brain activity during seizure but does not occur with a seizure—has been measured in as many as 60% of autism cases.  What can this atypical b … Read More

via Autism Speaks Official Blog

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