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07 February 2006 @ 06:00 pm
no one likes a show-off, Little Red  
I think I have officially rocked my temp agency interview and testing!

No, really. People stood up and cheered! And one lady was all "I want to shake your hand!" And I'm not even joking! I am so confused by this place. (Apparently, they have never had anyone type over 100 WPM before, and this was cause for celebration. Don't you love that all that time spent comment-spamming might help me get a job?)

I apparently scored above the level they usually look for even with PowerPoint, which I have never actually used before, proving that life as a grown-up has not rotted away my ability to fake my way through tests. Also, the fact that they asked a lot of questions like "can you open the file menu?" and "can you save this document?" really helped. ;) The testing program itself was really kind of infuriating, though, and made me totally think I failed.

There's also the possibility that they're just really nice to everyone, so I will wait and see if I actually get sent any offers. However, for today! Flailing joy!
feel: excitedexcited
Melody: Yeah baby!pellmelody on February 8th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)

Damn. 100 WPM?! Geez. I thought I was doing good with 60.

*is very impressed* I knew something better would come along.
Little Red: potential - jacksrubberduckmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
I used to be a transcriber, which required to sort-of be able to type as fast as people talk (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't!)... but really, I type so fast because of years as a kid with nothing to do except a typing computer game and some siblings to compete with!
Bitch-extraordinaire!: Amanda looks happy!sakuracorr on February 8th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
I suck at typing tests because I get so nervous and try to go so fast I make a gazillion mistakes and get less WPMs than I could actually type! But it's still nowhere near 100 WPM. You must be like my creative writing teacher (I could swear his fingers were just running back and forth over the keys he went so fast)!

Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on February 8th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I also hate temp agency tests, but at least you type so ridiculously fast. my multi-finger non-touch-type method yields me 45 error free wpm at best on a good, caffeinated day.
I miss you, but don't anticipate having a lot of free time in which I could chat until pi day.
Roxy: nya nyachichiri on February 8th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
"proving that life as a grown-up has not rotted away my ability to fake my way through tests" LOL great XD

So what state are you in again? :)
miera_cmiera_c on February 8th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
I type 90 WPM when I'm writing my own thoughts. Doing the typing tests I'm just at 70.

Those evaluations with the computer programs are bollocks. All Microsoft programs use the same commands! If you can open and close shit in one of them, you can do it in all of them. But they act like it's some sort of magic skill.

Use it to your advantage. ;)
thiswaltz on February 8th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
you're icon is great! is it snaggable?
miera_cmiera_c on February 8th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
if you'd like it, sure. :)
Little Red: potential - jacksrubberduckmylittleredgirl on February 11th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
HEE! I think I type slower than that when it's my own thoughts! I type faster than I think. ;) I should create a test for myself to find out.

I have MAGIC COMPUTER SKILLS of being able to pull down menus and select the correct item! OMG.
Phrenitis: paranoid (brandinsbabe)phrenitis on February 8th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
Dude yay! And also, ahahaha! ZOMG. I've seriously been having THE SAME EXPERIENCE over here at my temp agency this last week. No really. NO REALLY.

Except for the standing up and cheering part, damn you and your cool Oregon-ness.

Your agency "Spherion" by any chance? *eyebrows*

And you've also officially scared me because we obviously can never live in the same town together or the life parallels we share will quite certainly tear giant holes in the universe.
I'm not very interestingastropoet on February 8th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
hee! Well done!

Lisa Yaegerlisayaeger on February 8th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
That's awesome!!! And I'm totally jealous!!
señora beaverhausensombras_azules on February 8th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I find that out there in the real world, people really know shit about computers.
Ashbarker9 on February 8th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
100 WPM? CAPTIAL W.O.W. Well, I've never seen interviewers leave their comfy chairs and applaude. Hmm. To me it sounds like they liked, alot. Congrats. :D
Nikenikej on February 8th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Brava! ;)
rogue equestrian: eowyn bananaelvinborn on February 8th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
well done Littlered!!
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Little Red: mini!OTP - A.j.mylittleredgirl on February 11th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
OMG! Yay! I have checked your info and also flailed and glomped, for you also like KNITTING, with which I am gleeefully obsessed. ;) Yay! We must needs hang out and play together someday. If you don't mind being surrounded by 'lantis 'shippers who occasionally throw things at the TV during Battlestar Galactica, you should consider MAX-ing yourself to Aloha to watch Sci-Fi Friday with our House Of Geekiness And Rodents And Knitting And Gleee.

(Er. I just moved here and am excited at the prospect of meeting local humans. Please ignore my flailing.)

*friends you!*
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Little Red: fridge magnets pr0n - josephidesmylittleredgirl on February 12th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
We throw things at Battlestar Galactica because it is RELENTLESS ANGST AND PAIN. Then we go watch some old-skool Galactica, which is relentless senseless gleee, just to make ourselves feel better.

I flail with gleee at the very mention of Atlantis, though. The basic premise seems to be "omg, no! Don't get eaten by the bad guys!"

Rodents, yay! No rabbits or guinea pigs, alas, for one of my roommates is allergic, but we have rats and mice. I am madly in love with rats as pets, for they are like a tiny mix of dogs-and-cats that is highly amusing. I miss having a dog, though, for rats do not do well when I go "hey, wanna go for a walk?" *sigh* ;)

I'm a big fan of knitting. It makes TV-watching feel more productive!

We definitely must needs play. :)