Job Hunting Not What It Used To Be

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  1. Kermit

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    I called Burger King. Apparently my hiring has been put on hold cuase management decided after all they dont' wanna hire anyone new (after giving the guy who interviewed me the power to hire me) but I will be put in a glass-case so to speak so if they change their mind again and decide the store needs to hire i'll be told to come in. I was told "might be a couple days, a week, a month..." and the guy being str8 foward says "you need a job now so if you get an offer between now and then, take it." WHat the fuck is wrong iwth this world?!?! they tell a guy he can hire, but once he finally finds someone he wants, they tell him "the store doesnt' need anyone else" then why try to hire people!??! get your fucking ducks in a row!

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    You'll get a job soon Kermit :) I was out of school for 9 months before getting a job. Where are you looking for jobs? I found both of my last jobs on Craigslist.
     
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    Every where, and yes i got my Glue Factory job (for three whole weeks on a temp assignment) on Craig's List, and Burger King found me on Snagajob. I check Craig's List everyday, even applied for a Chicken Catching job
     
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    Yeah, employment is a cutthroat meat market (no pun intended). A glut of workers in a market where companies are cutting back trying to maximize profit.
     
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    They'd rather work their current employees to death than to hire on anyone new!
     
  6. Kermit

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    Why can't they decide to hire THEN interview people? Instead of interviewing people while they're deciding if they even need another crew member. It's not Rocket Science people!
     
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    Well, because that's backwards. Why hire someone without knowing if they're qualified, or batshit, or dumb as a box of rocks? That's what interviews are for. Your situation involves idiocy at the upper levels and miscommunication galore.
     
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    Dollar General is hiring warehouse workers here...well, in Fulton MO. $10.50hr starting, I think it's $11.25 for second shift. Full beni's.
     
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    Same thing happened to me actually. When the open position was announced, I wrote a huge application, getting former thesis supervisors and bosses to send letters of support, and re-established contact with a guy I know who already works at the place. After some initial good feedback, they finally realized that they don't have money to hire anyone after all. WTF???
     
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    I meant decide to [start] hire[ing on new employees] My bad lol, i didn't meant o suggest you hire an employee then do an interview. But i mean they were trying to decide if they needed another crew member as they were conducting my itnerview apparently
     
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    I may have found a job on craigslist and my fingers are crossed about it. Its a mechanic job and sounds good. Good pay, lots of coworkers. There is one bad part tho.... Im ganna be working outside.. like in the sun out back all day everyday with the May-August heat and 90-100% humidity comes regularly. Lets hope I dont get skin cancer. Its weird cuz he says theres a tarp for when it rains, so why not just keep it up!? If I do get the part, I might just get a walmart tent to work under. I mean I dont mind working outside but in the sun is hard and bad for your health. It can be 20 degrees cooler in the shade and wont suck the energy out of me. I also get bloody noses when in the sun for a long time. Ugh.. Im almost desperate for a job though at this point.
     
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    Oh and Kerms I wish you luck man, something will surely pass through
     
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    I feel deeply for the entire American workforce right now. Many of us are umemployed and underemployed. Many have to work longer hours and take on responsibilites they are not really qualifed for, or are over qualified for. It's such a sad state of our Union.

    I worked for other people for many years when I was younger. Since that time, I've owned two small businesses. I never made a lot of money with them, but I earned enough to live on and really loved the work.

    I was always a sole operator. It can very difficult to hire someone and pay them a living wage. There are soooooooo many extra costs, responsibilites, rules and regulations that come with employing someone, it was impossible for me to achieve that goal. Granted, I never thought I would make a million dollars, but I did have hopes of reasonable growth. Just the basic operating costs became too much to qualify.

    I have applied online for too many jobs to count in the past three years. When I worked for other companies, I never submitted an application first. All my jobs came about through knowing someone who knew someone. These days, most companies require applications to be submitted online and are vetted by a computer program first. The last job I personally interviewed for with Live Nation, the hr rep told me they received 400 "qualifed" applications the first day. She was very stressed out and was apologizing for taking three months to schedule the interview.

    The past three years, my annual income alone (not combined with hubby's) puts me below the poverty line. I make less now than I did when I entered the workforce at 17. His salary is not high by any means. We've made due but our house has been days away from real foreclosure about 20 times. I hate those constant calls and threating letters! Our house is not worth what we paid and the equity we once had is gone due to the City reevaluating our properties for tax purposes. We pay less for our monthly paymant than we could even rent for.

    You're right that Job hunting has totally changed. Until employers feel like they can afford to hire and keep new enployees, we have to keep looking and keep the faith.

    I meet occasionally with a group of girls who have all been unemployed for years. It's been a blessing to meet and to talk things out with others who understand what I'm dealing with.

    I stopped actively looking. I'm working on a homebased business instead. It's something to keep me busy, it gives me hope, and the potential is there. Best wishes to everyone!
     
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    I just turned down an opportunity to apply for an engineering job at GM because I have other opportunities I have interviewed for or have an interview scheduled for, and they are better job opportunities. Turning down the chance to apply for a job at GM felt pretty good.

    I hate to jinx any of the opportunities I'm pursuing, but I feel pretty positive that I'm going to end up with a better job that will have more pay. Apparently, the economic downturn drove a lot of engineering talent out of Michigan.
     
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    I worked for GM in STL, you're not missing anything, and be glad you didn't go to work for them.
     
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    After about a month of unemployment, I finally start work this Monday. Will probably have to take out a payday loan to cover rent and groceries but it beats having to beg family again. Lots of workers willing, not enough jobs to fill.
     
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    YAY! That is super fantastic!! Very, very happy for you!!! It's so awesome to hear great news!
     
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    Congratulations, Red.
     
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    Thanks! :)