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Perhaps you go into the interview with the wrong attitude. Instead of turning yourself inside out to please the interviewer, you should interview HIM or HER! Find out if the job is a good fit for you. Then, be prepared to let them know what unique skills you bring to the job. You are a unique package. You have work ethic. You have a life time of skills, including management. No one takes care of a homestead or family w/o gaining management skills! The interview is as much about answering your questions as it is about the interviewer answering their questions. The only thing I'd leave off the table until offered the job is $$$ and vacation time. Then, follow up after the interview with a nice letter thanking them for the time they took to interview and answer your questions. The letter is the time to pour on the syrup! Good luck, and feel free to turn down a crappy job. You are more important than that!!!
 

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Edit function is not playing nice. An other thing often overlooked is: dress for the job. Perhaps kick it up just a notch above the dress code expectations of the job, BUT, never dress better than you think your manager might dress!!!
 

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My outfit was about the same level of dressiness as the interviewer - except I didn't wear 3" heels, lol.
Interview went well, I did ask some good questions about the job and the company. I walked out every excited but am cooling off about the job pretty quick.
Hard to accept a position that pays less than my last job, but would have been a promotion at the other company. Plus, they offer less vacation time than the last place, which I thought was not enough anyway.
More responsibility, lots more stress for less pay and less vacay. Getting hard to say yes...
 

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The broiler chicks came in at 11:30 am. Had to run to town and pick them up. Didn't have time to get the brooder all set up like I wanted, so I threw together a quick, temp brooder in a plastic bin. They have warmth, food and water - they are happy little chicks.
Since I will have a couple of days now before I have to move the chicks, I will take the time to renovate the old brooder to how I want it. I will post pick when it is done. I think it will work so much better!
 
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