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djackl
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« on: 14 Nov 2004, 23:41:29 »

I know this has been said before (And for the life of me I can't remember where that topic is...) but why is it that you only accept people to help out who are over 18? I just saw the 'The Intel Depot is hiring' thing, and I was going to submit for it, but alas I am only 14! I just want some sort of reason for the age cutoff as I'm sure that (provided they are given a thorough immaturity screening of course  ;D) there are quite a few under-18s who would really like to give you guys some help.

P.S. I could do some work off the books too (macgubas running boy perhaps?)
I can imagine it now -

macguba : Bring my coffee boy!!! ME =  :tomato:
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« Reply #1 on: 15 Nov 2004, 00:19:45 »

good question, i was thinking of helping out the ed depot maybe, but have the same problem, alas, i'm only 15  :-\
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« Reply #2 on: 15 Nov 2004, 01:09:23 »

Put simply, all under-18's that we've hired have ended up falling over due to the following;
- Failing to deliver the required workload, due to real life commitments
- Failing to deliver the required workload, due to lack of interest
- Failing to maintain a mature attitude while representing OFPEC in the community
- Quiting due to being unable to meet workload requirements
- Just giving up and "not turned up for work", so to speak
- Finding out that working for OFPEC wasn't the 'glamorous' job they thought it was
- etc

Unfortunate as it is, we just haven't had any staff under 18 that have been reliable enough to keep. And every time we've relaxed the rule and taken on some younger staff, we experience the above all over again and are reminded why we have the rule in the first place.

Yes, some of you will claim that over-18 staff have done the same. But the reality is that only a small portion of over-18 staff have been removed or quit due to the above reasons. Contrast that with every under-18 having been removed or quit due to the above reasons, and you'll see why 18 is the cutoff.


This issue has come up in the past (many times), and unfortunately the answer has always come back to the same old reasons and we have no reason to review it again anytime in the near future.
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Homefry31464
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« Reply #3 on: 15 Nov 2004, 01:10:25 »

I'll let an admin answer... they always know just what to say...  It's a legal thing I think... can't really remember exactly.

EDIT:  Apparently I was to late.
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« Reply #4 on: 15 Nov 2004, 02:09:09 »



- Failing to maintain a mature attitude while representing OFPEC in the community





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« Reply #5 on: 15 Nov 2004, 02:32:55 »

*Adds a "No Tomb" rule to the list*

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I meant more along the lines of "Behaving in a disreputable manner that damages OFPEC's community relations by association".
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djackl
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« Reply #6 on: 15 Nov 2004, 07:43:54 »

okey dokey, thanks for the swift clarification  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: 15 Nov 2004, 10:34:16 »

this question is older than most ppl asking  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: 15 Dec 2004, 20:39:27 »

I think those reasons aren't too good..
If someone goes to all the trouble of signing up to be part of the team, they obviously aren't immature, quiting, lazy little.... Roll Eyes
The reasons (Mainly ones like "Failing to deliver the required workload, due to real life commitments", and "Finding out that working for OFPEC wasn't the 'glamorous' job they thought it was"), can easily apply to people over 18. And "Failing to deliver the required workload, due to lack of interest" too, that could quite easily apply to a 86 year old, couldn't it..

I think maybe a better rule would be "Applicants must active in community, and have some knoledge of scripting and mission making", or similar

Thats my thoughts..
And to prove it, what age do you think I am?
- Ben
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Homefry31464
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« Reply #9 on: 15 Dec 2004, 21:28:31 »

Yes, those rules could apply to anyone, but they do even more so to people under 18, because they have schooling, etc. to deal with.  

Simply put, the rules are based on past history, not logic.
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« Reply #10 on: 15 Dec 2004, 21:50:11 »

Shall we just tell 'em then?

fellow staffers: *Macho, don't ...... noooooooo ..... *

Becomming a staffer gives you instant a access to our very private ofpec-24h-hardporn-forumTM & channel. European law just doesn't allow us to show this to anyone under 18. This is why people under 18 can't be staffers. Shocked


Just pulling your leg m8 Wink
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« Reply #11 on: 15 Dec 2004, 21:53:23 »

lmao  Cheesy
thats great  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #12 on: 16 Dec 2004, 03:17:41 »

...The reasons (Mainly ones like "Failing to deliver the required workload, due to real life commitments", and "Finding out that working for OFPEC wasn't the 'glamorous' job they thought it was"), can easily apply to people over 18. And "Failing to deliver the required workload, due to lack of interest" too, that could quite easily apply to a 86 year old, couldn't it...

Yes, some of you will claim that over-18 staff have done the same. But the reality is that only a small portion of over-18 staff have been removed or quit due to the above reasons. Contrast that with every under-18 having been removed or quit due to the above reasons, and you'll see why 18 is the cutoff.
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« Reply #13 on: 16 Dec 2004, 04:11:54 »

idea(even though it will probabley be rejected for some reason i haven't thought of):
perhaps you could limit it to a slightly younger age, and then when people apply, take a look at there history at the site, what they've done for the community, and rule infractions, warnings, contributions, time spent at the site, and many more possibilities... and make your decision based on that?
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« Reply #14 on: 16 Dec 2004, 04:26:34 »

Been there, done that. In the past we've had under-18 staff that have been very active in the community, very skilled, etc etc. And every time, it all came back to...
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Unfortunate as it is, we just haven't had any staff under 18 that have been reliable enough to keep. And every time we've relaxed the rule and taken on some younger staff, we experience the above all over again and are reminded why we have the rule in the first place.
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