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very true
« on: July 29, 2008, 01:57:03 PM »
http://msn.careerbuilder.com/custom/msn/careeradvice/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1569&SiteId=cbmsnhp41569&sc_extcmp=IV_1569_home1&GT1=23000&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=811d4af714dc48eba198a0ff49ab0541-270651011-RD-4


that`s how i got my job at xerox.
I pointed out what I want in an employee and stated I can do it and it changed a "we`ll call you "to a "comein tommorow and let`s see what you can do "

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Re: very true
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 02:17:41 AM »
You work with Xerox?

Crikies, I've been a Xerox tech for 8 years!

Mind if I ask where and what you do?
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Re: very true
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 06:33:03 AM »
Kimba, I thought you were a museum guard. Or do you moonlight?

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Re: very true
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 07:05:31 AM »
I do both
I`m a xerox rep for a division that actually has no known name yet
but at the moment use the name XBS.
I`m contracted to run the xerox machines to a law firm.
and is a on-call museum guard for the city.
in san francisco it`s quite common for people here to have at least 2 jobs.

pooch I used to do minor  repair for light lens.
I never let xerox know this part of my background due to that docucare nonsense 10 years ago.
trying to reduce the tech dept. and have XBS pickup the slack with no extra pay.
strangely it`s also the times the stocks started to tank.
what kind of copier do you cover
M20i?


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Re: very true
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 07:21:15 AM »
Is it that Museum with the very old grapevines out side?

I have been to that one.

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Re: very true
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008, 01:31:49 PM »
http://www.famsf.org/

I don`t know about that one
I cover deyoung & legion of honor
best part-time I ever have
people come to museums to be happy.so I`m not that stressed there

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Re: very true
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 05:56:58 AM »
pooch I used to do minor  repair for light lens.
I never let xerox know this part of my background due to that docucare nonsense 10 years ago.
trying to reduce the tech dept. and have XBS pickup the slack with no extra pay.
strangely it`s also the times the stocks started to tank.
what kind of copier do you cover
M20i?

Among others, yes.  In fact I'm kind of the team guru in that machine.  On the forerunner (412/M15/F12) I actually wrote a couple of Eureka tips that were included in the Advanced Training CD for the product.  Now everybody calls me when they have M15 or M20 issues.  I do light lens (what's left) and fax's, multifunctions, etc.  On the digital side I work Lakes products and the Brunel/Alchemy/Sorcery line.  In fact that last line and the M20 types are my bread and butter right now.  I actually still have a few 5028 and 5626 family machines out there.  I used to work on those and the Cruiser mid-volumes.  Also the 5614, 5314, XC100, 212/214. WCP 215 and the SOHO retail lines.  I haven't been trained in color machines yet. 

Truth is, I'm still not technically a Xerox employee.  I work for an agent/owner and I am the only one left in my territory. (There used to be nine of us.)  So I work with the Xerox team but get none of the bennies.  Our entire team just got a big bonus.  Guess who won't see any of that?  I didn't even get the infamous MP3 player they gave out a few years ago.  I came in in 2000, when the agent program was still a big deal.  I was, of course, supposed to be hired within a few years.  Our local service manager wants me on the team, but he hasn't been able to hire me due to manpower issues.  At least I survived the reverse migration of the service agent types.   When everyone else got laid off, my boss called me and asked if I wanted to stay on and work directly with the Xerox team in our area, but still be his employee.  I thought "Paycheck or no paycheck?  No brainer."

I have to say I love the job, but I could do without the insecurity.  C'est la vie.
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Re: very true
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 09:54:44 AM »
I got that mp3 .
it`s one of those cheap pill shape deals
not missing much
pooch do you know how I can turn off that power saving function on the m20i
when it idles for certain time it goes into sleep modes and I have wait for it too warm up when I use it for faxes.
the problem I have with these multi-machines is it loses certain features as specific machine
as a fax machine it can only handle one broadcast fax at a time.
the previous fax machine can handle several

on color machine you`ll probly get the headache explaining why it so slow.
people can`t understand a color copier takes in much more data than a b/w and thier bosses are much too cheap to pay a color machine matching the speed of a b/w
I use a 7345 and I think it`s fast for a color machine but it`s a snail compared to a 275
but now I can copy legends
something b/w can never do,the shadings are to suble to get right

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Re: very true
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 11:07:20 AM »
Well, the simplest explanation for why color copying is so slow, is to show them the four drums, then show them the one drum on the b/w and explain that the color copier has to do 4 times as much work to make a single copy.
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Re: very true
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 01:36:22 PM »
I did that once,but it didn`t answer why the scanner stalls at page 12 .
the hard drive on the lower cost copiers are very small so it delays on the document scanning.

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Re: very true
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 08:34:38 PM »
I did that once,but it didn`t answer why the scanner stalls at page 12 .
the hard drive on the lower cost copiers are very small so it delays on the document scanning.


More than likely when they are scanning and it stalls at page 12 or wherever is they have filled up the scanners memory with those 12 pages.

I would suggest they lower the resolution of their scanning and try scanning in b/w.

If their like our printer/scanners, then they scan all pages then send that info to the computer in one chunk.  So, 12 pages at 300x300dpi and something like 24bit color will be a lot more than the memory in the machine.



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Re: very true
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 09:02:01 PM »
see ,that`s the rub
the whole point of having this machine is the color scan or copy at the highest quality possible
I think it`s a hell of a machine.
despite the speed it`s can do stuff I can only dream with a b/w copier(detail wise)
but still like all copiers it can`t print to edge very well.
it`s something our technology has yet figured out yet
but for reason people think can be done.


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Re: very true
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 09:10:06 PM »
True, it does seem that it should just do it.  You may look into whether more memory can be added or do your scans in smaller page "clumps" so the memory doesn't fill up.

The reality is that the printer can do what you want it to do but it can't do it in the amounts that you want it to do.

And yeah, that border-less printing is getting better but I don't think any printer has it down 100%.



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Re: very true
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2008, 09:16:32 PM »
I have a bad attitude about print to edge copy/print.
we really shouldn`t bother
I might be wrong but didn`t all school teach margins
people shouldn`t be writing to the edge
look at 3 hole paper it`s within margin for that reason.


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Re: very true
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2008, 09:17:22 PM »
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/04/renzo-green-museum-san-francisco.php


Wait a minute , has the Musium I visited been torn down and replaced with this one?