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by brookline
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Online Background Checks
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Online Background Checks

Also, I'm sure many of them have one-off (more expensive) payments as opposed to subscriptions, but you can also look into the cancel policy. Sometimes it turns out cheaper to sign up for a subscription and then just cancel, you just have to be clear about their policies and possible fees around th...
by brookline
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Online Background Checks
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Online Background Checks

Jean wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:32 pm
Isn't it possible for the applicant to get a paper from Law enforcement stating his criminal background(or absence thereof)?
My state restricts access to Criminal Offender Record Information to police in the course of an investigation. So, no I can't.
by brookline
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job

You mentioned up thread that your degree is in English. Whatever you do, avoid getting desperate, ignoring red flags, and getting into an undesirable next situation. Do you have any family, current work, or alumni association connections that can help? That is all good advice. I'm working on buildi...
by brookline
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Online Background Checks
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Online Background Checks

Have any of you ever looked up someone using an online background criminal check service like Instant Checkmate? How well do they work? Are there services like that out where I can just buy one or two searches without a self-renewing subscription?
by brookline
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job

Honestly dude, I don’t know anymore. I think the best bet is just to have an in demand skill and put a bunch of relevant key words in your Linked In bio. Your bio needs to be in the top 20%. Then wait for recruiters to reach out to YOU. What did you major in? How do I measure the "top 20%"...
by brookline
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job

What is your end game (i.e., apply for x number of jobs to maintain benefits/keep someone off your back; get a job, be it survival until someone better comes along or something as permanent as things can be these days)? I'd like something permanent with advancement possibilities. However, my curren...
by brookline
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job

Honestly dude, I don’t know anymore. I think the best bet is just to have an in demand skill and put a bunch of relevant key words in your Linked In bio. Your bio needs to be in the top 20%. Then wait for recruiters to reach out to YOU. What did you major in? I majored in English and am seeking wor...
by brookline
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Quickest Way to Apply for a Job
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Quickest Way to Apply for a Job

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding the fastest way to apply for a job. I see 2 ways to do this: 1. Apply via LinkedIn or Indeed. You can just do a cover letter and/or resume and see if there is interest from the employer. This is quick. 2. Apply via the employer's website. This can involve a l...
by brookline
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Donut Pan?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Donut Pan?

Can anyone recommend a brand of donut pan that doesn't have a chemical nonstick surface (e.g., no silicone or teflon)?
by brookline
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bread Pans
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Bread Pans

Sur La Table is having a huge sale. I like all-clad stuff but I think they have the Nordic Ware stuff on clearance. I found . this on Sur La Table: https://www.surlatable.com/11-glass-loaf-dish/5517057.html?mrkgcl=890&mrkgadid=3250782026&affsrcid=AFF0005&utm_source=Google&utm_medium...
by brookline
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bread Pans
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Bread Pans

Hi folks, I've been doing some bread baking and at the request of my kids would like to get some large nonstick* bread pans made of stainless steel or aluminum that could bake a loaf of sandwich bread that looks like it came from the grocery store. I have found some that look ideal but the shipping ...
by brookline
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 23
Views: 3111

Re: Food Processor

I did some searches for sourdough cassava bread, etc, and I noticed that these are technically batters, not doughs. Like a cake, you don’t have to knead them, as there is no gluten to work and structure. You just mix and blam you’re done. Wooden spoon in a bowl does it. Mixers with dough hooks, foo...
by brookline
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 23
Views: 3111

Re: Food Processor

I'd still be interested in hearing about mixers. Maybe there is a frugal way to mix dough quickly? (I work so speed matters).
by brookline
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 23
Views: 3111

Re: Food Processor

Hi folks, Thanks for the replies. This has been educational. Please note that: 1. I have 2 large cast iron dutch ovens in which I bake bread. 2. I typically use sourdough not commercial yeast. 3. I *never* bake with wheat/gluten or grains. I use arrowroot flour, cassava flour, tapioca flour, or simi...
by brookline
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 23
Views: 3111

Food Processor

Hi, I'm seeking a food processor or mixer that can handle tasks like mixing bread dough or making smoothies. I've been reading Amazon reviews of $300 and under models in both categories and see a lot of complaints about poor durability and warranty service. Can anyone recommend a new model that is r...
by brookline
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Water Filtration Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8567

Re: Water Filtration Systems

Hi Jacob,
How hard is a Berkey system to install under a kitchen sink situated in a cabinet for a non-plumber?
by brookline
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Water Filtration Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8567

Water Filtration Systems

I'd like to get a water filtration system for our house. Can anyone recommend a system that removes mono-chloramine? Background: According to our water utility, "There are generally two methods for removing chloramines: 1. Adding specific agents that remove chloramines and ammonia. 2. Using a h...
by brookline
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: TENS Units
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

TENS Units

Hi everybody, I'm interested in trying out an over-the-counter TENS unit for relaxing trigger points and have some questions. Have any of you tried using them for that purpose? How well did it work? Are the over the counter units strong enough to be effective? (Physical therapists get much more powe...
by brookline
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tax Act Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 3440

Tax Act Problems

Hi everyone, I've used Tax Act online for my Form 1040 for the past few years. They provided taxpayer support on legal questions relating to taxes and that was fine. This year, I call them at different times and there is always a message they can't answer the phone. I can't reach anyone for tax help...
by brookline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food containers
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Food containers

saving-10-years wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Another vote for Pyrex - we have had a few of the rectangular ones for many years.
Thanks! I'll look into Pyrex options.