Thursday, September 29, 2005

US-WI-Hudson- PT Client Service Representative

Part Time

Citizens Banking Corporation

Job Opportunity Bulletin 05-634

Opening Date: 09/28/05

Closing Date: 10/11/05

Job Title: Part-time Customer Service Rep

Job Level: BAND B

Market Range: Min $8.03 Market Rate $10.43 Max $15.43

Department: Retail Banking

Location: Hudson

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Find Jobs - JobDetails

IS Network
Services Senior

UW-River Falls
(Area 48)
Job Announcement Code: 0502097

Information Technology Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
SALARY: $41,136 - $43,000 per year, based on qualifications plus excellent
benefits. This position is represented by the Fiscal and Staff bargaining
unit. A six-month probationary period required.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

RefurbDepot.COM - Samsung Printer

Another great laser printer deal!

US-MN-Eden Prairie-Technical Analyst - Web Applications

US-MN-Eden Prairie-Technical Analyst - Web Applications

Another good job in the wrong geographic area.

Minnesota Zephyr JOB

This looks like a fun job. Probably couldn't raise kids or have a house on the pay though. :(

US-MN-St. Paul-Web Application and Site Developer

This could be a fun job. If it was in WI.

US-MN-St. Paul-Web Content & Graphics Design Administrator

US-MN-St. Paul-Web Content & Graphics Design Administrator

Another confused company trying to force a designer to use tools that "the previous person" used that was so expensive so you have to use them too. Get real.

US-WI-Grantsburg-Controller/CFO St. Croix Manufacturing

This looks like a great company to work for.

St. Croix Manufacturing -

US-MN-St. Paul-Purchasing / Sourcing Coordinator

US-MN-St. Paul-Purchasing / Sourcing Coordinator: "Purchasing / Sourcing Coordinator


Provides tactically focused, day to day functions to generate purchase orders for required goods and services. Insures that financial approval processes are achieved and complied with on a consistent basis. Creates, transmits and files purchase orders for goods and services in a variety of expense categories."

Electrical Test Engineer-Webster, WI

America's Job Bank Job Search - Job Details: "Electrical Test Engineer"

Smead-Hastings, MN

A kickass job for a kickass company in a kickass town!

What the heck is a Plan-O-Gram? I guess I won't apply.

Dakota County-Hastings, MN PC Server Specialist

By the time you've finished all the paperwork applying for this job, its time to retire!

US-MN-Eden Prairie-Information Architect/Usability Analyst

Now why can't this job be in Wisconsin?

US-MN-Eden Prairie-Help Desk / PC Support Team Lead

Gives work direction to an internal company PC support help desk team. Receives, prioritizes and responds to telephone calls and help desk tickets from internal employees having problems using computer software and hardware or inquiring how to use specific software such as statistical, graphics, data base, printing, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Talks to employee to learn procedures followed and source of error. Answers questions. Sets up PC with required applications (MS Office, COBRA, email, MS Explorer, Right Fax, etc.) Install printer drivers. Troubleshoot printer problems.

Even though its in Eden Prairie or thereabouts, I bet it is a kick ass job!!! I wonder if Kroll is a good place to work. Hmmmmm.

US-MN-St. Paul-Network Administrator

MN Secretary of State Computer Services Division is seeking a full-time, Network Systems Administrator with minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on experience managing all aspects of networking software and hardware.

Responsibilities include: network hardware, server hardware, and all software residing on those platforms; deployment of servers, local and network software upgrades, network monitoring software, and anti-virus software. SAN Administration, capacity planning, storage administration, disk space management, capacity forecasting, hardware acquisitions, asset management, performance management, problem solving, disaster recovery, backup and restore, local recovery, MS Exchange, Active Directory, security policies, team leader, project management.

I just love these kinds of wish lists... They don't want a network administrator. They want a CIO who can do it all for one salary. Good luck. You'll need it. Oh and by the way State of MN, you get what you pay for....

US-MN-St Paul-Software Developer

Provides expert programming and/or analysis skills for specific systems assignments. Acts as the interface between the systems and the technical support areas when additional technical support is required."

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Possible pattern found in Incan strings

Gary Urton and Carrie J. Brezine of Harvard University say they have found a three-knot pattern in some of the strings, called khipu, that they believe identifies them as coming from the city of Puruchuco, about seven miles north of modern Lima, Peru.

They used computers to analyze 21 khipu found at Puruchuco and divided them into three groups based on the knot patterns. Their findings are reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

One group seems to be for local use and the other two groups — each with the three-knot pattern — may have been used to report local activities to higher authority, or to receive messages from those authorities. Details of the information from the local khipu was coded onto the others intended for travel.

Western WI - 9/18/2005

Jobs found at on 9/18/2005

09/17/2005 Nursing Assistant
Company:Luther Midelfort-MHS, Location:BARRON, WI, US
Job Number:22576497

09/17/2005 Center Coordinator
Job Number:WI0616594

09/16/2005 Pharmacist
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Barron, WI, US
Job Number:22388676

09/16/2005 Forklift Drivers and Material Handlers
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Menomonie, WI, US
Job Number:22136128

09/16/2005 Forklift Drivers and Material Handlers
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Menomonie, WI, US
Job Number:22134416

09/16/2005 ElectricalTestEngineer
Company:Entegee Engineering Technical Group, Location:Webster, WI, US
Job Number:21968068

09/16/2005 Quality Engineer
Job Number:WI0616000

09/16/2005 Inventory Control
Company:Shafer Electronics Company, Location:Shafer, MN, US
Job Number:MNJ415835

09/16/2005 Machine Operator
Company:Shafer Electronics Company, Location:Shafer, MN, US
Job Number:MNJ415838

09/15/2005 Nursing Assistant
Company:Luther Midelfort-MHS, Location:BARRON, WI, US
Job Number:22354237

09/15/2005 Computer/network Technician
Job Number:WI0615238

09/15/2005 Senior Network IT Technician
Job Number:WI0615240

Thursday, September 1, 2005

The Interdictor - Blogging from Katrina

4:23 pm Info Update
Ok, we went down to the ground floors to lock down the building tight since a couple of people holed up with us took off. While we were down there we surveyed a huge area of the CBD.

Flooding in the CBD: Poydras is flooded from near the west side of the Superdome down to Baronne street. All of the side streets are flooded too down that way. Baronne is the last flooded street as you head to the river. Poydras is clear from Baronne to the river.

There is no water that we could see from Poydras to the interstate starting at Baronne and going all the way to the river. Headed toward Canal St. from Poydras, I saw no flooding at all from just past Baronne to the river. That's a huge area of the CBD without water on the streets. That's way better than the warnings we got.

Looting: The police are looting. This has been confirmed by several independent sources. Some of the looting might be "legitimate" in as much as that word has any meaning in this context. They have broken into ATMs and safes: confirmed. We have eyewitnesses to this. They have taken dozens of SUVs from dealerships ostensibly for official use. They have also looted gun stores and pawn shops for all the small arms, supposedly to prevent "criminals" from doing so. But who knows their true intentions. We have an inside source in the NOPD who says that command and control is in chaos. He reports that command lapses more than 24 hours between check-ins, and that most of the force are "like deer in the headlights." NOPD already had a reputation for corruption, but I am telling you now that the people we've been talking to say they are not recognizing the NOPD as a legitimate authority anymore, since cops have been seen looting in Walmarts and forcing people out of stores so they could back up SUVs and loot them. Don't shoot the messenger....

Personal: Securing a 27 floor high rise with no elevator support is not fun. I am totally worn out. I am gonna chill for an hour, eat dinner, then perform maintenance. But never fear, Outpost Crystal and Team SOTI have knuckled down and will never quit. Never. We are prepared to go all the way to see this thing through.

Thanks again for all the support and love. One day this will all be over and ancient history, but I'll never forget the kindness of strangers. Keep the less fortunate people in your thoughts and prayers.

US-WI-Hudson-Claims Team Leader

Claims Team Leader

Able to develop claims representatives; accountable for team results; complete QA reviews, office diary and authority reviews and provide feedback; work closely with and train new representatives; ensure proper triage; improve individual adjuster performance; handle complaint calls/service recovery; meet final candidates in hiring process; contribute and participate in the performance management process; focus on key measures; possess and demonstrate technical claims competency; calibrate file standards to Corporate audit. * Must be certified in four skill blocks. * Must be an effective team member. * Thorough understanding of Immediate Response process and systems.