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    Job Seekers Rant Thread

    Because looking for a job blows.....

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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    Because looking for a job blows.....
    and not in the good ways!


    especially when they forget to take the posts down after they have actually filled the position... I wish they would do that. or putting a posting up when they already have someone in mind for the position, they could totally knock that off... and why can't HR tell me which of the three OBGYN centers in the building I need to contact for follow up information. Maybe I should give up? No if I do that I have to keep doing this job... wheee I'm 27 and making $10 an hour, its what I get for needing a job right after the market collapse.
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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    DanieMarie, it won't let me plus you, but know it's implied.

    Hey newspaper: if my resume is so "impressive" as you say, why didn't you hire me? Cut the euphemisms, take down job positions that have been up for months if they're "filled", and stick some poor man's concrete up where the sun don't shine.
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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    A lot of internship positions state that they want previous experience. You now need experience to get experience. ARG.

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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    A lot of internship positions state that they want previous experience. You now need experience to get experience. ARG.
    Yeah, I've seen that one too. I don't get it at all and I suspect people either plan to hire from an internship or they have no clue what the purpose of an internship is.

    On that note...

    --You mean to tell me with thousands of unemployed people in this state your business can't find anyone qualified? Literally thousands, and you can't find one to fill a position at your firm? I call shenanigans. Yes, one business made a point to say this in a local newspaper >

    --What the hell does a fitness test have to do with what is described in your position as literally a sitting job? If you think you can skirt healthcare costs that way then I have a bridge to sell you.

    --Schools are not job training facilities. Quit complaining how "no one is coming in trained for the job and therefore isn't qualified" when that's not the fault of the schools. It's YOUR JOB to teach YOUR EMPLOYEES how YOUR FIRM works; it's the school's job to teach the skills FOR THE CAREER FIELD.

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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    Heh, I'm insanely lucky on internships. This one grabbed me over someone with more knowledge of the relevant tech. The practical exam is equal parts, can you follow directions and if you screw up then will you identify that fact and ask for directions promptly instead of wasting excessive amounts of time trying to work it out on your own. I'm just hoping that it keeps getting extended till I can apply as a full tech or until I graduate and can jobseek as a programmer.
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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    So the interview went well, they are offering benefits and a decent salary for full-time work and they are hiring for multiple positions, but the job postings came down and now for the same positions they are looking for students to do UNPAID INTERNSHIPS... they even had the balls to call me and offer me an UNPAID POSITION! Well that law firm can go ---- itself...


    does anyonle else see the problem here or is it just me? I don't fully agree with the concept of unpaid internships (slave labor) but to bait and switch seems assinine...
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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    That's full of crap. Good internships pay here...not enough to live off of, but at least they give you something. I still think they're widely abused though. They don't have to pay out as many health benefits or wages, so a lot of companies just hire a continual rotation of interns for some jobs.

    There was a jokey article a while back about startups that had the following quote: "Like Inception, it’s not uncommon for a Stipster Startup to take interning to a meta level, where people are interning for the chance to intern for the chance of a permanent intern position." It's obviously an exaggeration, but there's some truth in that. Like, a lot of companies write job listings for internships stressing that previous experience is required or preferred. The whole POINT of internships is to get experience. Somehow though, they've replaced entry-level jobs in a lot of countries. I think that's wrong.

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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    Remember that job that told me the position was filled and all that fun junk about my "impressive" resume? It was listed again the same day I got my rejection letter! Am I going to be a total bitch and apply again? Oh yeah. Since I know I'm not going to get it I'm just gonna be a total bitch about it until I get a real answer.
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    Re: Job Seekers Rant Thread

    When I was looking for work, I made it my 'job' for about 3 hours a day. I only looked on-line. At my age (40) and my over qualifications (18 years management experience) it was hard to find something not in management. So I ended up taking lesser paying entry level jobs. But then one job (I have two because I'm in your work force stealing all your jobs!) I was able to increase my hourly pay by getting more tips. And the other I entered as a cashier, but my past experience showed through. I was able to get promoted.

    But man. Looking for work seriously is like getting rejected over and over. It's utter hell.
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