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It's that time of the year
Posted by Magnus on 3 February 2004, 21:57 GMT

So. Today, exactly one year ago, we posted our latest "we're hiring" notice. Considering that both that round of hiring (which was Joey and Morgan), and the one about a month earlier (Michael) went pretty well, we believe it's definitely time for another round.

This time, the main areas of work will be:

  • Editing and posting reviews
  • Checking links in our Other Sites section
  • Posting surveys
Apart from the general helping out with the site.

So, the requirements then. Since the main work contains lots of editing and writing text, you need to be reasonably fluent in the English language.

As usual in our hiring, the absolutely paramount requirement is time. Most important is a long-term commitment. If you can do it 8 hours / day now, but expect not to be able to keep that up for more than a couple of months, this is not what we want. But expect it to be quite time-consuming.

Finally, if you can increase the staff's demographical diversity, that's a plus - but not a requirement. We encourage people, both male and female, from all countries to apply.

If this sounds interesting, please let us know at newstaff@ticalc.org. Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Age
  • Current level of education (finished or unfinished)
  • Where you live (town/state/country)
  • Approximate amount of time you think you can put into this per week
  • Quick summary of relevant experience
  • A quick motivation on why we should pick you
  • If you have MSN or AIM or similar as means for us to contact you

We will accept applications up to and including Feb 15th. From previous experience, please note that this is not a paid job, it's all volunteer.

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Re: It's that time of the year
-Gerhalt-  Account Info
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Cool... Hope you get some more good people this time too!

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Jason MacDonald  Account Info
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Yea...hope you'll get alot of people!!! (especially good programmers!)

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 02:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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yea... good luck to you in findin more ppls!

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 03:40 GMT

Re: It's that time of the year
W Hibdon  Account Info

I am going to apply again this time. Maybe I will be accepted. I'll just say that I am a chineese woman, and I'll be a shoe in.[insert all manner of things ranging from "j/k" to smilies, to show that I am joking.]

-W-

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:10 GMT


Re:It's that time of the year
mirra  Account Info
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I just applied hopefully I will get a volunteer job, Who knows.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:54 GMT

Re: Re:It's that time of the year
Michael McElroy Account Info
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> I just applied hopefully I will get a volunteer job, Who knows.

I just applied, too. Hopefully I will get a volunteer job! Who knows?

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 19:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re:It's that time of the year
mirra Account Info
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Goodluck!

Reply to this comment    8 February 2004, 17:07 GMT


Re: Re:It's that time of the year
Ivan Papusha  Account Info
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Well, I guess you should know now.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:34 GMT

Re: It's that time of the year
KermMartian Account Info
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I'm not sure if anyone else noticed this, but the staff made new star icons for reviewed programs. Cool!

Are there any spcific requirements for applications, e.g. os/platform, internet speed, experience, etc?

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: It's that time of the year
angelboy Account Info
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Time.
They will also hire you if you are a girl.



Whatever happened to the ticalc.org store??

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:26 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

Ahhh, too bad...that's just what I lack :-(

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
k s  Account Info
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It was calc.org that had the store. It is closed down though,

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 20:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
angelboy Account Info
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TIcalc.org had a store at one point. Then it got closed down also.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 02:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Michael McElroy Account Info
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... Probably because it was an April Fool's joke.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 19:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
W Hibdon  Account Info

Th at does not seem like a good reason to close the store down. They should have kept it up, so that we could continue not buying anything from it. And see ing that thong... :: shudders ::

-W-

Reply to this comment    6 February 2004, 00:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I still have it, I got a copy of that picture from Morgan... I might use it for an April Fool's joke someday.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2004, 02:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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huh??? I don't even have a copy, except the one on the server???

Reply to this comment    6 February 2004, 05:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
chemoautotroph Account Info
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really? my friend just bought a calculator from them.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I should *totally* get my girlfriend to apply. She would kill me - twice - but god would it be hysterical.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 21:58 GMT

Re: It's that time of the year
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Just to be clear on the issue about diversity - this is *not* what you would normally call "affirmative action". The "diversity level" will only come into play if there are two more more applicants that are more or less equal in all other aspects. If one applicant is considered "better", he/she will be picked regardless of this.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:28 GMT

Re: Re: It's that time of the year
angelboy Account Info
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Well, that "definitly" clears up some of the doubts I had. (Check spelling in article)

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:34 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

I don't see any spelling errors in the article...

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:54 GMT

Diversity
mirra  Account Info
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I dont think it should really matter about diversity. Afterall this is a website where most people don't meet each other in person.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 22:57 GMT


Re: Diversity
mirra  Account Info
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Though as long as diversity doesn't get in the way of other factors then I have no problem. ;)

Reply to this comment    3 February 2004, 23:00 GMT


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shkaboinka  Account Info
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Yeah, you missed "definitly"; that doesn't look right somehow

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 17:34 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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It's supposed to be "definitely." I don't see an error in the article, but this could be because they fixed it.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 21:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I think it's spelled 'definately'. I think.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Are you saying that the word was spelled that way in the article, or that that's how it's supposed to be spelled?

Because that's definitely not right.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 19:48 GMT


Re: Re: It's that time of the year
henrik Account Info
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Yah, the normal Swedish way.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 10:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
jrock7286  Account Info

WOW WOW WOW!!! 4!!!!!

Reply to this comment    6 February 2004, 23:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: It's that time of the year
Michael McElroy  Account Info
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"In early 1996, a very wise guy named Isaac sent him an email about founding ticalc.org. The rest is history. Being one of the original members of ticalc.org, Henrik is today responsible for system security but also works with system administration, like installing and maintaining software..."

He has a low ID number... well, duh...

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 22:54 GMT

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