Thursday, January 26, 2012

Common courtesy and the job market......

Amazing how you can come up with so many witty comebacks after the fact, isn't it? I just went through an unfortunate incident with a new "job", only to have the outcome blow me away and keep me up for most of the night. As I get older, my bullshit tolerance keeps getting smaller, especially when it comes to people that present themselves one way, but are clearly nowhere near that in real life. Sometimes it is beyond me how I can hold my tongue around certain types of people, but I do, at least to a certain extent...Hey, we all have our limits on dealing with stupid people, don't we? As the past year or so has shown us, the job market is a tough one, hundreds, if not thousands of people vying for the same position. What this has created is a cesspool of employers that take advantage of the situation to the fullest. If you don't have a position at this time, why are you advertising and interviewing for it? If someone takes the time to interview with you and sends a follow up note, do the right thing and reply. If it is a "working interview" that is supposed to last for a month, be honest and say that, don't give the impression that they already have the job, then dismiss them for no reason, literally, no reason, or at least have the balls to tell them why they are being let go. Common courtesy is a thing of the past it seems when dealing with the job market these days, and yet then employers wonder why there is no loyalty anymore. Can you blame people for wanting to protect themselves? What this last fiasco has taught me is to really not trust people to say what they say, or mean what they mean, and sadly because of this, so many employers are missing out on a great employee.......

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