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Job At Wal-Mart Requires Precognition!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
Posted by: Scott McMahan | more..
Wal-Mart wants someone with the ability to see into the future to
serve as a "Senior Software Engineer - MTS" at their company. (I do
not know what "MTS" means, it must be some internal Wal-Mart
designation.) Reading job ads is fun, because such bizarre
requirements appear in them.

For this job, the candidate must be: "Capable of discerning technical
trends vs. those with staying power (i.e. worthy of adoption)"

Wow! I've worked in the computer field since my first job in 1993, and
I can say that I know of no one who has this ability. Most people are
so wrong it isn't even funny. Even the technology companies that drive
change in the industry get it wrong more than they get it
right. Anyone who could see into the future and know what technical
trends are fads and which are here to stay would be one of the most
amazing human beings alive today. In fact, anyone with this ability
would probably not want to work at Wal-Mart. (The job does not have a
salary, even a range. But I imagine it would not be much to compensate
someone who could predict the future.)

This job has been plastered on every resume site on the Internet. The
original Wal-Mart posting is:

http://jobs-walmart.icims.com/jobs/1702/job

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My mastermind plot to make money off SermonAudio!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
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I was upbraided in a blog comment by Howie, who claimed I was the mastermind of a plot that "uses other companies millions of marketing dollars to promote his own blog and web site. Scott Mcmahan is the only scammer here!" Whoops! He figured out...
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Obese woman heads anti-obesity organization
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
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Physician, heal thyself! In today's gonzo news, I have discovered that Christine Ferguson, a rotund and obviously overweight woman, is living large as the director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance (STOP). I can't make...
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Irony: Pope Calls For Simple Christmas
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
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In utterly gonzo news, the AP reports: "Pope Benedict XVI says that tough times can give back simplicity and solidarity to holiday celebrations." As unbelievable as it sounds, the Pope is calling for people to "rediscover what he calls 'the...
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Ball-Peen: Do not drive/pull nails w/o safety glasses...
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008
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I bought a ball-peen hammer today that had a safety warning not to drive nails or pull nails without wearing safety goggles. Yes, a ball-peen hammer...
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Rainbow Study Bible: Who pays the $100 premium?
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2007
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Hey, check this out, the Rainbow Study Bible has a new infomercial. I saw it while I was flipping channels during commercials in a basketball game. They now have Mr. Gospel Trumpet, the addled but earnest pitchman for The Subject Bible, as their...
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The most expensive xerox copy ever!
MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007
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For some research I'm doing, I requested a transcript of SAT scores from the College Board. (Several things like this were lost in the college admissions process and I had no records. So I wanted copies; ask me about my grandfather's WWII service...
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Scammers want to sell me public documents!
MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007
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Now that America has shipped its jobs overseas, apparently the only thing left in our economy is scams. I find it hard to take in just how much activity, energy, and creativity is being devoted to scams. If all this industry could be unleashed...
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Waiting in line ... for a phone?
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007
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Ok, I thought it was just a joke. This new phone is so great peple will wait in line for it. Until I saw pictures on the technology web sites like digg.com. It's real - people really did it. People waited in line for HOURS to get a PHONE? Not just...
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