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    I got offered a job

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    For the first time (that I can think of) in 33 years on this earth, I was offered a job. I was shopping for work at a wholesale place and chatting with (I presume) one of the owners, who also roasts coffee. She suggested I come work for her as a coffee rep. I dont even know what that is. Whats a coffee rep, guys?

    But who cares. Wait... theres another first, here. Since I started roasting coffee eight months ago, this is the FIRST time I have actually talked with someone who knows about coffee, in person! It was wonderful.

    Mark the calendar - 2 December 2011.

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 2424342829252C400 link=1322869841/0#0 date=1322869841
    For the first time (that I can think of) in 33 years on this earth, I was offered a job.* I was shopping for work at a wholesale place and chatting with (I presume) one of the owners, who also roasts coffee.* She suggested I come work for her as a coffee rep.* I dont even know what that is.* Whats a coffee rep, guys?

    But who cares.* Wait... theres another first, here.* Since I started roasting coffee eight months ago, this is the FIRST time I have actually talked with someone who knows about coffee, in person!* It was wonderful.*

    Mark the calendar - 2 December 2011.*

    A huge congratulation is in order
    Depends on what your new employers product line or service is?
    A coffee rep I would assume would visit established clients and keep them happy
    And source new clients to gain more business
    All over a cup of coffee - ;D

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    Re: I got offered a job

    I would guess you would be "representing" the company to its various clients often this would involve sales, client relations and minor problem solving.

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    It was great to get the offer. Not going to take it, though. My current gig of 13 years isnt something I want to leave behind... but it was tremendously flattering (either that or there really ARE that few people in Perth who are serious about coffee!).

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    Re: I got offered a job

    I thought you said you were shopping for work... :-?

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    ha ha. Oops. I work in a large community kitchen. One of my jobs is to go shopping - make the budget work rather than paying a premium for deliveries. So: shopping, for work. Comma would have helped. Ha Ha. Thats funny.

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 3636263A3B373E520 link=1322869841/5#5 date=1322928583
    Comma would have helped.
    Take heed people!
    Punctuation!!!


    Yours sincerely The Spelling Police

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    Tell the owner to advertise here for a coffee rep - there may be more closet coffeesnobs in WA!

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 6458455E545542575F54300 link=1322869841/6#6 date=1322990338
    Quote Originally Posted by 3636263A3B373E520 link=1322869841/5#5 date=1322928583
    Comma would have helped.
    Take heed people!
    Punctuation!!!


    Yours sincerely The Spelling Police
    ;D

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 516D706B616077626A61050 link=1322869841/6#6 date=1322990338
    Quote Originally Posted by 3636263A3B373E520 link=1322869841/5#5 date=1322928583
    Comma would have helped.
    Take heed people!
    Punctuation!!!


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    Shouldnt that be the grammar police ;D

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E382F243E3921234A0 link=1322869841/9#9 date=1323084293
    Shouldnt that be the grammar police
    Wheres the question mark?* 8-)


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    AHHHHH!!! Yall need one of these Grammar shirts! Grrr, I hate Grammar snobs. It gets things off topic* >:( . Congrats on the job offer!


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    Re: I got offered a job

    Quote Originally Posted by 43515F4955300 link=1322869841/10#10 date=1323090507
    Quote Originally Posted by 3E382F243E3921234A0 link=1322869841/9#9 date=1323084293
    Shouldnt that be the grammar police
    Wheres the question mark?* 8-)

    all part of the joke ;D

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    Re: I got offered a job

    As a qualified ESL instructor and TESOL trainer I can unhesitatingly say that grammar is the greatest single obstacle to people learning English. Mostly, this is because they keep trying to climb over the obstacle rather than focusing on people and letting their grammar catch up with their usage.

    I would like to attempt to draw a parallel with coffee; get some input from whoever is following this thread; and hopefully walk away with a better understanding of a right approach to coffee roasting.

    One of the things I read from you folks with a high number of posts is something like: at the end of the day its all how it tastes in the cup.* The idea sems to be to encourage us all to keep our focus on the cup and not get bogged down by focusing on processes (precisely how many microns across should a ground particle of Panama coffee from 1750 masl roasted to CS8 be when roasted on a Rancilio Silva with a West wind blowing and 38 degrees outside, assuming the barista is left-handed).

    My parallel: it seems in both language-learning and coffee that if we focus on a product that people enjoy and can connect with, we will naturally tend to improve our form - the way children learn right grammar without trying - their focus is on others (am I understood?), not the rules of speech.

    Anyway, I know... I am didactic to a fault.* Cant seem to shake it.* Input from all you Snobs out there?


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    Re: I got offered a job

    "right grammar"???????????

    Greg

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    correct grammar... akkk. See? You just cant win...

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    Re: I got offered a job

    Proper grammar (or my personal favourite - Kelsey Grammer) ?

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    Semantics. Even better. Proper actually has the same root meaning as proprietary. So maybe that is a better choice of word for both grammar and coffee. After all: to each their own.

    See? Didnt I warn you I was didactic?



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