From the article: Top Reasons Job Seekers Hate Employers
What are the top reasons job seekers hate employers? Add the reason you don't like employers and/or hiring managers to the list and read what other job seekers hate about employers. Share Your Reason
They Act Like They Are Better Than You
- The most beautiful resumes are ignored with low level jobs yet you must have one and show it...to prove you care. Then you must fill out that paper. Individuality is punished. There's no way to do a paper application easily and it's time consuming and insulting and they always want your SSN, an illegal request but you are in the can if you say so. The number of jobs you can actually apply for is severely limited as well, because the paper apps are so onerous and impossible to fill out in bulk. Also they never get back to you if you don't rate so the message is you don't count as a person, but god forbid they ever got that message from YOU! On the job you always learn that exploitation is the rule, that the lowest jobs are the hardest and that you can expect nothing in exchange, despite signed contracts. Better hide any college degree; better leave your humanity at the door. Better learn you are a slave with finely honed skills, but a slave nonetheless.
- —Guest dummy963
Useless, Conceited Employers
- Ive had only 2 interviews for sales jobs based on commission, which is B.S !! I've sent hundreds of CVs out, made phone calls, all with typical response of polite way of saying eff off. It's so disheartening to read most job descriptions expect experienced people to pop out of thin air, my blood boils over that level of arrogance!! Employers hate the thought of allowing jobseekers a chance, they only give a damn for profits. What it seems like to me, employers are content with the team they have and not interested in new people, too selfish and proud to give people with little "experience" a chance. They never text, email or phone to say you have been unsuccessful and what was wrong, at least it would put my mind at rest and it takes seconds. Employers think they are better than people because they have money and a business and all the jobseeker has is frail hope which is easily trodden on by a fat corporate shiny leather shoe. Employers need a punch in the face for bad attitude.
- —Guest James
What about Employer Etiquette?
- I haven't searched for a job for quite awhile and didn't have much experience with online job applications. I can't believe the amount of information employers ask and the complexity of some of these applications. I have completed so many of these without a single response and I really do believe there is a black hole sucking in my resume. I have responded to countless online job ads without a single response. If I'm lucky enough that a contact name is listed, I will follow up and even then I don't receive a response. I see a lot of articles stressing candidate etiquette but I wish employers would extend the same courtesy the candidate is expected to extend. Job candidates are always told to have a positive attitude but it can be hard sometimes to be positive when people could be so rude.
- —Guest guest Jane
Not Up for Adoption
- The hoops you have to go through these days you would think an employer is adopting you. Really if it doesn't work out, all they have to do is let you go. I am tired of producing references that probably feel harassed in my effort to find a job. I am tired of the ridiculous list of requirements, skills and experience they expect one person to have before they will even consider you. I am very tire of irrelevant interview questions. I am fed up with TALEO.
- —Guest Debbie
- Age Discrimination works against the young, too. The Application Process is ridiculous, more often than not. Bogus job descriptions and unrealistic qualifications abound. One wastes time for no return. MANY employers (at least in my region of the U.S.) are using temp labor with absolutely NO intention of hiring. They don't want the risk or financial burden. So you work for a place, do your best, show up on time, be respectful, get grade-A reviews from a supervisor, and the day before your benefits and raise kick in, they let you go. It took a long time for me to realize it was not a reflection on my work habits...It's just them being cheap; but DAMN is it discouraging. Makes you wonder, "Why even try again?" I can think of many more. In summary, jobseeking is a stressful and time consuming hassle, made much worse for candidates and employers/recruiters than it has to be by foolish methods (HR) and a suffering economy (read: jobs lost to other countries). Yep, I hate employers.
- —Guest Roy
OMG I'm Home
- It felt good to read that other people are MAD AS HELL. I feel just humiliated and frustrated and explosively angry about my experiences looking for a halfway decent job. Glad to see I'm not the only one.
- —Guest yoyo
Control is Slipping
- Every time I finish with a pointless, mind-numbingly stupid job interview, I expect a call back within a few days. Not just flat out no calls. I don't give a damn if you tell me I didn't get the job, CALL ME. I have a vision disability that prospective employers comment against with the dumbest insults. I can drive a car FYI. Since it would be illegal to outright say they aren't hiring me for that, they just don't call. I'm talking to you, H-E-B and AT&T. I'm beginning to understand why people snap in this American cesspool. Why they lose control. I am so fed up with the imprisonment of my life now with no healthy job prospects, that actually going to prison would probably be the same situation, only with a chance to finally die. I mean, it's not like I ever have a chance to net a girlfriend when I'm never employed for a job that lets me support myself.
- —Guest Homicidal Urges
- HRs and employers publish BULLSH*T advice articles--each with a central theme, but with different execution. When job seekers follow their BULLSH*T advice and it all fails them. No one has time for that --grooming themselves into an HR's half-baked wet dream. The reality is that if you have been unemployed, they see you as a lazy unmotivated tax leech. If you're disabled, they see you as incapable OR a safety risk. If you're a woman, they see you as a uterus sucking up money from them with potential maternity leave. If you're not White, they see you as less than human and a possible thief. If you're White, they see you as a two-bit gofer--a tool.
- —Guest FBurns
Jobseekers Can't Get Experience
- Many jobseekers can't get a job because lack of experience. How are they meant to get the experience if they are not given the chance to gain it? A lot of people just want a simple job so they can provide for their family. Some will be so angry that they end up doing something to take their anger because the employers have let them down.
- —Guest minzy42
Fired for What?
- I was let go from my job about two months ago. I was a manager for DNC. I was told I had to bend over and take all kind of comments that were thrown at me by fundraisers because they were free and they rather have them than actual employees. Unfortunately I do not bend that much. I was seriously threatened and that was it. In so many words why do I have to bend over backwards for you. Who is going to bend for me?
- —Guest Annoyed
- Wages are never what you expect. Ads will always suggest you will get $x and up. Then it's never brought up by the employer in the interview to let you know, instead you have to ask, which puts you in the position that you're desperate and you need to ask. By the end of it all they only want to pay you minimum wage, because that's that's the lowest minimum value they are legally allowed to pay you. If I didn't need a job because I have school expenses to pay, I'd love to tell that employer, "You'll get what you pay for!" Knowing that I won't get the job for saying that, then again planting a seed of truth that they know I'm right!
- —Guest Dan C
No More Privacy Rights for Job Seekers
- Employers are given way too much freedom to access too much personal information. My credit is none of your business, nor is my driving record. I'm not applying to be a taxi driver, I just want to teach. I enjoy working with kids and helping them reach their goals. I am not going to drive them around or be responsible for their bills as a teacher! Bottom line is employers are like spies these days. There is zero trust in the workforce anymore and that's just sad. Some employers need to take a look in the mirror and see how oppressive and hypocritical they are.
- —Guest Liam
Age, Weight, and Image Matters Most
- It is so disappointing to be rejected for a younger or "prettier" candidate who is less qualified for the actual job. This issue is more common than you would think these days, and prevalent in departments where most or all of the employees are young. I've even been told "on the sly" that a manager rejected me as an employee because he preferred young, attractive females. It was common knowledge in the department, but impossible to prove as discrimination. Many other employers will reject overweight job candidates because they think they lazy or unhealthy. Or they just don't like to look at fat people. Yet they will hire a smoker who runs outside every hour or two for a cigarette. Or a young kid who parties every night and is hung over at work.
- —Guest Fading beauty
Just Give Me a Friggin Answer Already
- The thing that really drives me nuts and frustrates me is when you get called for an interview all happy and expecting to get a job and then you hear nothing. Is it too much to let me know if i got it or not? This is the reason why so many people want to kill employers is because they don't give you an answer when they say they will. I mean get with the god damn program!! I just have so much patience to wait: any longer than that and it becomes frustrating and annoying. I don't want to do anything drastic, but if I have to wait any longer, well, something might happen. So why not tell me if i got hired and then I can move on instead of leaving me in the dark. And if you do decide to hire me, then do it right there on the spot. It would be a lot easier for me to start living a happier life rather than waiting and hearing nothing and having no job. I delegated so much time to attend your interview and I at least expect some common courtesy and respect on your behalf.
- —Guest Dean
Hiring Managers are Fartfaces
- I've been to enough interviews to know that hiring managers all all the same: a bunch of fake, overpaid, lazy fartfaces who don't care about employees or people interviewing with them. I had a hiring manager ask me where I saw myself in 2 years if I was hired. I told him I hoped it was a management role or a promotion. He said confidently that I'd be sitting in that exact same chair doing the exact same thing in 2 years. He also asked me how I'd stay motivated to make 150 outbound calls each day? I don't effing know how I'm gonna stay motivated since you don't seem very motivated to interview me you fat piece of sh*t! I've also had other hiring managers ask me about gaps in my resume. Well let me see sir/mam the reason there is a gap is because the companies I want to work for won't hire me because I don't have the "experience" (load of bs) so I'm forced to work for companies like yours sir that treat their employees like slaves and make me want jump out a window.
- —Guest Ihatecallcenters
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