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Old August 16th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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I am looking for a teen to be our new Teen Cruisers message boards host or hostess. I want someone who has been on many cruises and can answer cruise questions.

MOST IMPORTANT: I want someone who

1) can follow directions
2) knows computers enough to do links and embed pictures
3) with GOOD GRAMMAR skills
4) can write in complete sentences
5) can use a spell-checker

This is an entry-level, intern position. It does not have a paid salary, but we will compensate you enough (up to $50/month) to get a cable modem or DSL connection for your computer.

Because we want only serious inquiries, I am asking you to write a 500 word essay on why you are qualified for this position. Spelling and grammar count. Everyone will receive a reply with our evaluation of your entry.

Please send your essays to editor@cruisemates.com and entitle it "Teen Cruiser Application"



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Old August 16th, 2003, 12:51 PM
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I also wanted to add that I started out my career in a position just like the one above, for a web site called Motley Fool. It will look great on your resume and college applications, especially if you are interested in going into journalism or media.

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We will select on new person on September 1st.

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Old August 16th, 2003, 01:40 PM
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I we have DSL/Cable do we still get $50 to componsate?
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Old August 16th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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Yes - you will still get the $50/month. By the way, it is spelled compensate.

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Old August 17th, 2003, 07:58 AM
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We will select on new person on September 1st.

Paul,
You have an error in your statement.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 09:25 AM
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Where is the error?

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Old August 17th, 2003, 11:52 AM
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`We will select on new person on September 1st.`

There`s a pretty obvious error there...simple, but still there.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 12:01 PM
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Do you mean the way I abbreviate 1st? That is just a quirky way to do it that I have always used. Is there a better way?

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Old August 17th, 2003, 12:18 PM
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I hate to point out the obvious, Paul, but I can't leave you dangling. You said We will select on new person on September 1st. I suspect you intended to say We will select one new person on September 1st. By the way, kudos for encouraging good language skills. Too many people [not just teens] think "it's what I say that counts, not how I say it." They don't seem to realize that poor language reflects poor education.

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Old August 17th, 2003, 12:24 PM
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Ooops!! I can't believe I didn't see that!

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Old August 17th, 2003, 05:59 PM
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What happend to the other girl who was supposed to be doing it?

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Old August 17th, 2003, 10:10 PM
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I know that you will be selecting a new person on September 1st, but when would you like to have the essay in?
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Old August 17th, 2003, 11:01 PM
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so the person who would be most qualified for this position should have been on a variety of cruises? i've been on 3 but all carnival. i LOVE cruising and i would love this job but i'm not going to waste my time writing an essay if i havent been on enough cruises or cruise lines.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 11:03 PM
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The "other girl" just flaked out and didn't show up. We don't know what happened to her.

We want the essay submitted anytime BEFORE September 1st. If I pick someone on September 1st, and you don't turn in an essay until September 2nd, you're too late.

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Old August 17th, 2003, 11:07 PM
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It isn't mandatory that you have been on a variety of cruises, but attitude does count. If you are too lazy to do the essay just because you think you might not get the job then we probably wouldn't want you, so don't bother doing the essay and don't get the job.

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Old August 18th, 2003, 02:57 PM
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Considering that school will be starting shortly after September 1st, and homework will start rolling in, how much time would you say needs to be allocated to this job? Would it be difficult to handle both school and the job?

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Old August 18th, 2003, 03:05 PM
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We would like to you write one original article every 2 months, plus we would like you to check in on the message boards every day, answering a few questions and just saying "hi" to people in there. 10 minutes a day at a minimum, 5 days a week.

If you want, you can also host a weekly chat session with other cruising teens. We will add it to the cruise chat schedule.

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Old August 25th, 2003, 04:01 PM
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About how long after we send our resume should it take for you to get back to us?
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Old August 25th, 2003, 09:39 PM
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I have been very busy the last few days, but I will back to everyone tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. And remember, we don't make the final selection until September 1st.

To everyone who has sent in a resume already, I have to tell you how impressed I am with all of you. Everyone so far has very good grammar, syntax and ability to communicate effectively.

How would you all feel about each of you contributing to a single article where everyone gets paid an equal amount - dividing the fee for writing a professional article for us.

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Old August 25th, 2003, 09:45 PM
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Not too sure what you are asking...
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but I will back to everyone tomorrow

What does the above mean?
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Old August 25th, 2003, 09:50 PM
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How would you all feel about each of you contributing to a single article where everyone gets paid an equal amount - dividing the fee for writing a professional article for us.

What exactly do you mean?
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Old August 25th, 2003, 09:55 PM
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I dont get what you're trying to say Paul

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Old August 26th, 2003, 10:54 AM
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I'm saying this as a one-time thing before we select a host/hostess

I could come up with a topic for an article - like "the most fun I ever had on a ship" -

Each of you (who have submitted resumes) writes about 300 words - and we put it all together as a single article by all of you. And all of you split the fee we pay for a single article.

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Darn, Paul. Am I too old to take this job?

You made another grammar error in your post. "I will back to everyone tomorrow."

I believe you mean to say, "I will get back to everyone tomorrow."



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I think that's a good idea. It would be interesting to read different people's ideas on one topic. If you decide to do that, let me know.
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I think that is a pretty good idea Paul. Although most of my previous posts on the Navigator have been over 300 words. By the way, just what is the fee for one article, and just how many people have submitted a resume?

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So you get paid $50/month for DSL/cable plus more money by writing articles?
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I still havent recieved a reply, I dont mean to rush you, I just want to be sure you recieved it... My email is Rangervr6178@yahoo.com- Thanks, Dan
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