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Someone working for Altran

I have been approached by one of the altran
companies and it looks like they would want to
hire me. Does someone on this forum have
any experience regarding altran? I have sort of a
strange feeling.

Future Altran Employee???
Monday, March 15, 2004

Run away!!! *pointing in opposite direction of Altran*

Li-fan Chen
Monday, March 15, 2004

Can you be more specific about the "strange feeling"?  I always go with my gut in the absence of harder data.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Sign up with them and don't worry about it.  The strange feeling comes from the six donuts you had for breakfast.

(Are you asking us to do your own research for you, or what?)

Monday, March 15, 2004

What kind of response is that?  Wouldn't asking others about their personal experiences constitute *doing* research.  What is it you think research is?

Oren Miller
Monday, March 15, 2004

> (Are you asking us to do your own
> research for you, or what?)

Doesn't asking around count as research? 

He's not asking us to go out and do any work for him, he's asking if any of us have actual direct experience with them.

Joe Blandy
Monday, March 15, 2004

I agree with Joe

Oren Miller
Monday, March 15, 2004

Sorry.  I have a thing about vague questions.  But maybe that's the two donuts _I_ had for breakfast.

Monday, March 15, 2004


What kind of donuts were they? Were they store-bought, or did you get them from Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme?

(I'm doing research.)

Kid Vicious
Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Bought from the grocery store; a good brand, but still out-of-the-box.

Story time.  So my wife and I had already signed next year's lease on our apartment when a spot opened up at another apartment complex we wanted to move to.  Would our manager let us cancel the lease we'd already signed?  We weren't too sure.

A friend of mine advised, "Go in person.  Bring donuts."  So we drove down to Krispy Kreme in the morning and bought a dozen glazed.  We went back to the manager's office and walked in.  She said, with anticipation, "Krispy Kreme?"

We handed her the box.  "_Warm_ Krispy Kreme?"  And we made our pitch.

She asked us to stay one more month so we'd fulfill our 30 days' notice, which worked out OK with the other place.  And for that month she let us pay our current rent instead of the higher month-to-month rate.

And she insisted that we didn't really have to bribe her with donuts to get out of next year's lease.  Well, maybe not, but it sure as heck didn't hurt anything.  :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

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