Comments for Jobless and Less http://www.joblessandless.com The Blog for the Employmentally Challenged Thu, 03 May 2012 22:35:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Comment on Mission Accomplished by Joe http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-7116 Thu, 03 May 2012 22:35:18 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-7116 This is awesome. I am proud of you! I have been able to do some writing (check out some ways I’ve done it on my blog http://ineedajobrightnow.wordpress.com/) but I haven’t had a full time job in awhile.

Congrats!

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Comment on Yet another unemployed guy… how did this happen? by anz http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/02/yet-another-unemployed-guy-how-did-this-happen/comment-page-1/#comment-7085 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:02:37 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3219#comment-7085 This site has some really funny humor too if you need to laugh at being unemployed (while you’re not crying that is.)
workinonitinpgh.blogspot.com

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Rose http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6993 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:36:14 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6993 Joblessness can happen to anyone – you can easily lose your job, even if you have been there for a longtime.

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Comment on The rejection letter… a children’s story by rajbill http://www.joblessandless.com/2010/11/the-rejection-letter-a-childrens-story/comment-page-1/#comment-6845 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:35:48 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3197#comment-6845 once an interviewer said that they will call you. you failed in the interview .sometimes i dont stick in one company i applied different companies. try to check this site http://www.ofwforum.com

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Ted http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6493 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:17:24 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6493 Hi guys!
Unemployed? I’ve been there. It blows! When I lost my job in the private sector it took me years to recover. But things eventually came together, thanks to a really good resume.
Resumes are SO important, yet we all spend so little time on them. You get one shot at that dream job, don’t you want your resume to make a good impression?
That’s why I wrote the book, RESUME POISON. It’s FREE on my website. Just come on over and sign up to receive your copy. It’s packed with information and tips on what NOT to put in your resume. I’m so lucky to have a job now, but I still remember what it was like to be unemployed. Don’t let a bad resume keep you from getting the job you deserve.
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Cheers!
Ted

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Alina Larson http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6491 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:57:02 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6491 Congrats! Remember this?
http://vimeo.com/33729256

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Norm http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6130 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:40:22 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6130 Wow, Doug, that’s quite a rant. I agree with a big chunk of what you’re saying too. Personality tests are a joke. And most online applications never actually reach a real person. It’s the world we live in unfortunately.

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Doug Vernon http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6126 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:34:47 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6126 Hi, Norm, just saw your site today, as I’m finally at my wit’s end with unemployment. I’ve been out of work, more or less, since February when the gay couple that ran the company I worked for had a spat over me (one of them had the hots for me. *cringe*) and termed me for insubordination. Yeah, I know.. I got to collect unemployment and file a sexual harrassment suit and all that, but I was still out of a job. I tried a couple call centers.. sorry.. I’d rather be unemployed. What a sweatshop.. boot on your neck kind of place… both of them.. not worth it for 9 bux an hour. Then, an old friend of mine called me out of the blue last June and offered me a job up in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, they ran out of money in September, so I’m back home again looking for work. My point?
What’s the deal with all these companies making you do the online app dance to get work. What happened to putting on a suit, grabbing a stack of resumes and applying in person.. put a face with a name.. hope for a lucky impromptu interview.. all that? And what’s with these personality profile questionairres? Who’s getting rich off of that? They’re stupid for one. “Let me ask your opinion on something” “WRONG!” employment denied. How can my opinion be ‘wrong’? This particular question in particular: I believe that everyone is basically not trustworthy.
I don’t strongly agree or disagree with that. Lots of people are not trustworthy, but not everyone, for sure. So I would answer SOMEWHAT agree or disagree because that is the CORRECT answer for HOW I FEEL about it. But it doesn’t do anything. It’s useless. It’s nothing more than a non-discriminatory filter to reduce the workload and number of applications the HR department has to comb through. Just like places that are looking for bilingual but can’t LEGALLY say that they’re only hiring bilinguals use the ‘voluntary disclosure’ trick. If you answer that you’re white, they will not hire you, assuming you don’t speak the other desired language. If you answer “I prefer not to answer” they know you’re white answering that way to hope for a chance at getting at least an interview, and pass you up too. And the most amazing thing I found is that 90 percent of the places I apply for that use this method don’t have BLACK, PACIFIC ISLANDER or other nationalities; they just want to know if your white, hispanic or of hispanic origin, or native american descent. If that’s not racial profiling and discrimination, I’m a turnip. Of course I live in New (old) Mexico where EVERYONE is of Hispanic descent, even though when the census comes through, about 43% of them report themselves as white. Reason being is that they’re eSpanish, not Mexican… saying that they’re family comes from Spain, not Mexico. Well, they did come from Spain, to America, then to Mexico where they diluted the native american and mexican bloodlines with spanish blood.. but they’re still hispanic. I just don’t get it.
I called up an employment agency last week, who has like 4 people in the office doing absolutely nothing most of the day, and asked when a good time to come in and get set up with them would be. I was told to go online and fill out an app there and they would ‘contact me with a time to come in and discuss skills’.. A week later.. nothing. So I went online (ugh) to try to find the phone number again, got to their website, and they don’t even list it.. they use an online comment form. I mean, COME ON! Does ANYONE actually WORK anymore? So, I write a strongly worded comment in there and submit and lo and behold, 404 error, your message could not be sent… because the system itself was trying to send the comment to the noreply@blah.com address. Jeezus! I can actually fix that, too.. given access to the domain and content, of course. So, I had to go to google and put in the company name, find their address and phone number listing that way, called them and talked to Frank and told him how much money his employment agency was throwing away every day for the last 3 years by gaffing off my applicaion. Well, when Frank realized that I was telling him that he was doing his job poorly if not incorrectly, Frank was so excited that he scheduled me an interview for TOMORROW. Now, why is it that I not only have to look for work, but I have to do my potential employer’s HR personnel’s jobs for them as well.. I might as well interview myself, set my own salary, hours and benefits too, yes? In conclusion, I have figured out what the problem with unemployment is. PEOPLE KEEP FIRING PEOPLE. Duh right? Actually, that was comedy, but true, nonetheless.. it’s actually, I believe, these impersonal online applications and personality profiles that are causing the unemployment problem. Corporations are using them now because some genius convinced them it was THE WAY to weed out the good employees from the bad, but what it really does is trashes about 80 percent of ALL applications because the “Opinion questionairre” is always ‘wrong’ and the app is rejected or labeled as ‘disqualified’ for getting too many opinion questions ‘wrong’. So, a person like me, who can do just about anything, gets passed over by a stupid computer program instead of letting a real human being meet face to face, learn a little about me, hear my skills, read my resume and decide if I’m a turd with skills, or a diamond with no brain or some happy medium of the two. Anyone feel me here? Get rid of the computer program, hire ONE person whos job it is EVERY DAY, to return phone calls on applicants, meet with applicants, make applications, file them, track them, maintain current job opening status on sites like careerbuilder and all that, and pay him for it. Didn’t we have people like that in the past? Ironically, this stupid electronic infobox is one of the major reasons for all of these problems. People got computers, learned how to use them, and then learned how to make them do 90 percent of all the busywork for us. Well, that’s so efficient, we have to let 30 people go now, since the computer is doing all of their jobs. CEO’s get rich, baseline workers get fucked. Thanks technology.

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Comment on Re-unemployment: back in or out of the saddle again by Denise http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/01/re-unemployment-back-in-or-out-of-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-6091 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:21:00 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3209#comment-6091 Loved reading the post and the comments. I’ve freelanced for 2+ years now. To keep work coming in, recommend looking for new freelance jobs every day, even if you only spend 15 minutes a day looking for new clients. If you’re a freelance writer Media Bistro, Morning Coffee, Pro Blogger Jobs, Journalism Jobs, Higher Ed Jobs and LinkedIn are good places to look for writing projects.

Best!

Denise
http://www.writemoneyinc.com

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Comment on Mission Accomplished by Tom Coleman http://www.joblessandless.com/2011/05/mission-accomplished/comment-page-1/#comment-6075 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:08:08 +0000 http://www.joblessandless.com/?p=3223#comment-6075 Hi,Norm! Can we get an update on where you are now? We miss you! Are you still employed? How is your job working out, and has your working experienced changed how you view joblessness? (And are you afraid of losing this job?)

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