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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #315 on: September 20, 2010, 04:46:04 PM »
I'm to the point that I'm applying to Arby's.  One nearby had a help wanted sign so I go in and they give me a website to apply.

Just filled it out and answered the questions (which I know you just say what you know they want to hear because they expect you to just say what you know they want to hear and figure it's are you smart enough to lie just say what you know they want to hear...).

Then when I was done, I clicked on something that said "Job opportunities" since there were other locations nearby listed as looking too - and immediately got a message that I didn't meet the requirements of the job but that other stuff comes up, blah, blah, blah...

So.....what was wrong? That I've had real jobs before?

It couldn't have been more that 4 seconds between when I finished the application and getting that message.  Nice to have them give it such careful consideration....   ::)

Ah the classic "You're overqualified."

So why waste time and give me a reason for a grudge against them?  Just put at the beginning of the application, "If you've had more than one job or made above minimum wage before, thanks but no thanks."  Or at least don't have the rejection pop up immediately like that.  What a slap in the face.

And so now I have two job interviews today.  Both that claim they're other things like "customer service" but I know are just cold-calling telemarketing jobs.  Because, I've tried everywhere else.  Back to people trying that stupid Seinfeld joke, calling me a cunt before slamming the phone down and "Why don't you get a real job" - as if someone would WANT to do this.  Assuming I even get one of those.

My opinion is that they don't want to hire people who have had "real jobs" because they will be smart enough to realize that they don't want to do this for the rest of their life & probably still be looking for another job even on their first day working for the company.

The trick (from what I have heard) is to somehow work in that it's a "2nd job" if possible.  (Which I can't see how that works since obviously your priority would be whatever your other job is/was.)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #316 on: September 20, 2010, 05:19:14 PM »
My opinion is that they don't want to hire people who have had "real jobs" because they will be smart enough to realize that they don't want to do this for the rest of their life & probably still be looking for another job even on their first day working for the company.

My experience the last 5 years or so is that places barely want you to stay past the time you qualify for benefits.  You cost them more money that way...benefits, raises....they don't want to pay it.

And since when do fast food restaurants worry about turnover?  Like high school kids are known for being stable long-term workers?

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The trick (from what I have heard) is to somehow work in that it's a "2nd job" if possible.  (Which I can't see how that works since obviously your priority would be whatever your other job is/was.)

Except that everyone does background checks these days....


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #317 on: September 21, 2010, 11:51:17 AM »
I've been stuck in a rut trying to find a job too, PSCD. Graduated in march, no prospects yet :/
(the major's not going to help me much, but the degree itself should... ah who am I kidding. In this economy it's been more of a burden it seems than anything when applying)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #318 on: September 21, 2010, 06:41:38 PM »
Well, first of my two interviews today was pure joy....   >:(

Turned out to be the same place I went just after getting here where I went for a customer service job, sent them my CS heavy resume before hand and had the manager ask me where all of the customer service work I'd done was (guess I should have kept notes).....

Thought for a second about just turning around but I thought that guy could be gone or this time I could try it again....

So, I'm in the waiting room and he walks through and asks me if I'm there for the customer service job...said I was...and he says, "Oh, that was filled yesterday".  They offered to let me interview for a sales job (which I did).  But, nice....he goes ahead and hires someone with interviews still scheduled. Waste my time and money. What's it to them?

I thought about calling the place I'm going tomorrow to make sure there's still even a job there but that could make a bad impression...


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #319 on: October 13, 2010, 01:08:28 PM »
I just had the weirdest thing happen & couldn't wait to get home so I could share this.

I picked up my son from school & hit up the grocery store (much easier to do with just the 1 kid rather than both of them).  While in the dairy section getting cream cheese a guy came up to me and asked me for directions to the nearest Wal*Mart.  I told him to take a left out of the parking lot, and it's pretty much immediately on the right. (I think you can actually see it from the parking lot now that I think about it.)  He said "Oh thank you! You have really good people skills.  I take it you work nights?"

I said no, that I'm currently "seeking employment" and he said "We're looking to expand in this area.  What did you do?" (Business analyst) "Perfect! Let me get your info & I'll give you a call when I get back to the office!"

So I gave him my number.  He never said where he worked, what he did, etc.  But I was so amused at the whole "looking to find a business analyst in the dairy dept." angle that I kind of want to hear back from him.  Watch it be porn.  :speechless:


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #320 on: October 13, 2010, 01:11:12 PM »
Watch it be porn.  :speechless:

Just be sure to get your money up front.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #321 on: October 13, 2010, 01:11:52 PM »
Nah the Porn industry is 'shut down' currently so I doubt that's it..

Sounds promising but then again - Actions speak louder than words.. :-\


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #322 on: October 13, 2010, 01:13:25 PM »
Nah the Porn industry is 'shut down' currently so I doubt that's it..

Really? It always seemed like they had alot of openings to fill.  :D


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #323 on: October 13, 2010, 01:15:15 PM »
Nah the Porn industry is 'shut down' currently so I doubt that's it..

Really? It always seemed like they had alot of openings to fill.  :D
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Here's the article..

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/10/13/hiv-positive-porn-star-shuts-industry/


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #324 on: October 13, 2010, 02:33:29 PM »
I just had the weirdest thing happen & couldn't wait to get home so I could share this.

I picked up my son from school & hit up the grocery store (much easier to do with just the 1 kid rather than both of them).  While in the dairy section getting cream cheese a guy came up to me and asked me for directions to the nearest Wal*Mart.  I told him to take a left out of the parking lot, and it's pretty much immediately on the right. (I think you can actually see it from the parking lot now that I think about it.)  He said "Oh thank you! You have really good people skills.  I take it you work nights?"

I said no, that I'm currently "seeking employment" and he said "We're looking to expand in this area.  What did you do?" (Business analyst) "Perfect! Let me get your info & I'll give you a call when I get back to the office!"

So I gave him my number.  He never said where he worked, what he did, etc.  But I was so amused at the whole "looking to find a business analyst in the dairy dept." angle that I kind of want to hear back from him.  Watch it be porn.  :speechless:

Wait, did you run into this guy?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8yJRQJMQUYA?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8yJRQJMQUYA?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #325 on: October 13, 2010, 02:39:32 PM »
Though in all seriousness, it's probably some shitty sales job.  I'll bet you'd be selling either knives or air filters.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #326 on: October 13, 2010, 02:41:28 PM »
Nah the Porn industry is 'shut down' currently so I doubt that's it..

Really? It always seemed like they had alot of openings to fill.  :D
:rimshot:
Here's the article..

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/10/13/hiv-positive-porn-star-shuts-industry/

It seems like if you were going to screw people for a living, and weren't a lawyer, you'd wear protection.  Or maybe do frequent HIV tests and keep a detailed log.  As I understand it, this is how the legal bordellos in Nevada operate with their prostitutes.

But do we actually need any more porn?  This isn't groundbreaking blockbuster cinema.  It's people fucking.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #327 on: October 13, 2010, 02:46:38 PM »
Though in all seriousness, it's probably some shitty sales job.  I'll bet you'd be selling either knives or air filters.

Probably. That's my guess anyways.  Seems like those are the only jobs around here.

But do we actually need any more porn?  This isn't groundbreaking blockbuster cinema.  It's people fucking.

But who will make all those poorly acted parody movies? Oh right, the people who made the (Insert Genre) Movies. 


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #328 on: October 13, 2010, 03:01:55 PM »
But those don't have sex or nudity in them :(. And yeah it's probably a sales job given how he said you had good interpersonal skills and are clearly looking for a job.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #329 on: October 13, 2010, 04:56:45 PM »
Nah the Porn industry is 'shut down' currently so I doubt that's it..

Really? It always seemed like they had alot of openings to fill.  :D
:rimshot:
Here's the article..

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/10/13/hiv-positive-porn-star-shuts-industry/


I actually was wondering how you knew this tidbit of information, RVR. I had secret hopes that you actually had some sort of in with the porn industry (no pun intended).
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