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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
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Posted - 01/05/2009 :  05:08:50  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some of you may be aware that I'd been looking for a job with the Brazilian government; for which there is a complicated and tedious process of examining its candidates via a (paid) test on several subjects, many of which I didn't know (such as law, administration, accounting, statistics, international law/commerce, economics, among others), then ranking them, then selecting them, then training them, and then - finally - employing them for real.

Well, I managed to work through all those layers, and I am currently (though I haven't started yet) for the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice. The pay's good, the hours even better, they have health care (which, thankfully, pays for both my physical therapy and medicines), among other benefits.

More importantly, I'll work with IT, the love of my life (second only to writing).

Curiously, I start the day of my sister's birthday (Feb. 2nd).

That's why I disappeared from SFN for the last year or so: I was studying (not for this one, but for another, at the Brazilian equivalent of the IRS, which has no less than sixteen subjects I'd never have studied in depth, ever). It worked, apparently.

Merry (late) Sol Invictus / Yuletide / Christmas / Kwanzaa / birthday of Sir Isaac Newton / whatever, and the best of luck for all of us in 2009.

Yes, this is a pointless message. Just wanted to share.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown

Edited by - Siberia on 01/05/2009 05:54:02

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  05:55:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Big congrats, Siberia! Excellent news, not pointless at all!

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  06:20:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You've gotta gig! And at the Supreme Court, no less, which puts you in a very good position to accept bribes, just like in good ol' U&S of A! The warmest congratulations are in order and you have mine. Well done, and may your career be a happy and prosperous one.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 01/05/2009 06:21:47
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perrodetokio
Skeptic Friend

275 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  06:24:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send perrodetokio a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Siberia! Having lived and worked and currently living and working in Argentina, the sense of your achievement (finding a good job, due to your skills and abilities and not because your daddy is the governor or something) is enhanced!

Way to go!!!


Cheers!

"Yes I have a belief in a creator/God but do not know that he exists." Bill Scott

"They are still mosquitoes! They did not turn into whales or lizards or anything else. They are still mosquitoes!..." Bill Scott

"We should have millions of missing links or transition fossils showing a fish turning into a philosopher..." Bill Scott
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Simon
SFN Regular

USA
1992 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  06:38:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulation Siberia!

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan - 1996
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tomk80
SFN Regular

Netherlands
1278 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  10:09:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll join you in your celebrations on this thread Siberia, given that I'll start with my new job as a PhD-student (which is more like a job in the Netherlands, I get paid and everything) the same day you start with yours. I'll be researching the effects of electromagnetic fields on mortality and cancer in two cohort-studies.

Good times.

edited to add: And of course, congratulations!

Tom

`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll-
Edited by - tomk80 on 01/05/2009 10:10:00
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  10:17:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, we here at the SFN always knew you were a smart cookie, Siberia. Glad to see someone who can actually pay you recognize it as well. Congrats!


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  11:12:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Siberia, good on you!!!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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astropin
SFN Regular

USA
970 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  11:22:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulation Siberia! Way to go!

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  13:52:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations!


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  14:15:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the update! Since you'd checked in here occasionally, I wasn't too worried about you, but it's great to read that you've been using your time so well. I'm so happy for you, and for Brazil. That IT position will be wonderful for you both.

Happy holidays to you, too, Siberia!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Simon
SFN Regular

USA
1992 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  16:30:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by tomk80

I'll join you in your celebrations on this thread Siberia, given that I'll start with my new job as a PhD-student (which is more like a job in the Netherlands, I get paid and everything) the same day you start with yours. I'll be researching the effects of electromagnetic fields on mortality and cancer in two cohort-studies.

Good times.

edited to add: And of course, congratulations!


Congrats to you too Tom!

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan - 1996
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  18:31:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by tomk80

I'll join you in your celebrations on this thread Siberia, given that I'll start with my new job as a PhD-student (which is more like a job in the Netherlands, I get paid and everything) the same day you start with yours. I'll be researching the effects of electromagnetic fields on mortality and cancer in two cohort-studies.

Good times.

edited to add: And of course, congratulations!
Super! Congrats, Tom! It's always wonderful when our "graduates" go out into the world and make something of themselves. (Except, I suppose you are staying ensconced snugly in the ivory towers and halls of academe.)


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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tomk80
SFN Regular

Netherlands
1278 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  02:35:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner
(Except, I suppose you are staying ensconced snugly in the ivory towers and halls of academe.)

Defnitely. I'll barricade the doors too


Tom

`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll-
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  02:37:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Siberia
Yes, this is a pointless message. Just wanted to share.

Not pointless at all. We all love you and wish you prosperity.
This is excellent news, and we share your joy. There was another
big layoff this year where I work, but I got to stay, which is
almost like getting the job.

Hope to see you more often here on the boards now.


@}--,--


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Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2009 :  20:45:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Siberia

Some of you may be aware that I'd been looking for a job with the Brazilian government; for which there is a complicated and tedious process of examining its candidates via a (paid) test on several subjects, many of which I didn't know (such as law, administration, accounting, statistics, international law/commerce, economics, among others), then ranking them, then selecting them, then training them, and then - finally - employing them for real.

Well, I managed to work through all those layers, and I am currently (though I haven't started yet) for the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice. The pay's good, the hours even better, they have health care (which, thankfully, pays for both my physical therapy and medicines), among other benefits.

More importantly, I'll work with IT, the love of my life (second only to writing).

Curiously, I start the day of my sister's birthday (Feb. 2nd).

That's why I disappeared from SFN for the last year or so: I was studying (not for this one, but for another, at the Brazilian equivalent of the IRS, which has no less than sixteen subjects I'd never have studied in depth, ever). It worked, apparently.

Merry (late) Sol Invictus / Yuletide / Christmas / Kwanzaa / birthday of Sir Isaac Newton / whatever, and the best of luck for all of us in 2009.

Yes, this is a pointless message. Just wanted to share.


Congratulations.

Glad to hear of your new position.

So, your sister was an Imbolic baby. Interesting.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

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