From the article: Top Reasons Job Seekers Hate Employers
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Legalized Slavery Anyone?
- How about minimum wage range jobs stating "must have reliable transportation" with valid insurance to commute more than 30 miles one way? Without mileage reimb. Basically they want you to be making a car payment, gas, insurance (they check) just so you can have maybe $75 a week after all that. So where can a person live and get food and maintain a vehicle (tires) all on $75 a week? Just saying. Even USED cars are now more expensive than a minimum wage person can afford so why include that in a listing for a under $10 an hour job? I guess the average (white) kid in the burbs living off parents can drive a new car to a lousy job and still survive. If only they could post who they REALLY want to apply to the jobs.
- —Guest WC
Am I That Stupid ?
- Got a call and an email about an interview. Emailed back right away...call me in two hours. Nothing...at all. Called person next day..."Sorry...I will call you in an hour." Nothing...nada. Posted the details on the companies FB Page. Nowwwww I get a call..."Didn't you get my email? No job. Better luck next time!!" wtf ?
- —Guest Ducks back
No More BS Run-Arounds
- I got hired for a job I didn't want, because 15 years of Advanced IT means nothing. All I am ever hired for is idiotic security jobs! I HATE SECURITY they look at my application: "Oh 16 years of programming, networking, and AI. Security you're hired". But this new employer has my ass running all over the damn city. Drove to LA to interview (paid for parking), drove back to LA for HIRE paperwork. DROVE back to LA for drug test, now I have to do a stupid meet and greet with my manager? What the hell? Set a f*cking appointment to start. PERIOD
- —Guest Mr. Splinter
Most "Bosses" are Liars
- You go for a job interview to be interviewed by a moron who doesn't even know how to do the job. They brag up their little company and ask you stupid questions like have you ever been fired from a job. That has got to be one of the stupidest questions, everyone has been fired from a job but they try and make you feel bad about it. Also, there are times when you go for an interview and get to the end when they say we will be giving you a call one way or another. Which they never do, it would be better for them to say don't call us because we won't be bothering to call you. If by some chance you do happen to land the job, they treat you ok for a couple of weeks and play the little game until they can pull their little office politics on you. Then they start their little game of dissatisfaction with your work when they didn't even bother to give you full information about the position and their expectations. They try bulling tactics all sorts of ugly stuff to make you feel low.
- —Guest Peed off
- I find it extremely ignorant for employers such as Dollar General, Taco Bell, and Wendy's to do background checks for cook or cashier position. Unless a person is dealing with thousands of dollars or personal information of customers, background checks should not be run. The employers that I have mentioned don't even pay that much. In today's economy there is no way a person can make it on 7.25 or 7.50 an hour, which is what these employers pay. Any ideas as to outlaw a background check for fast food places??
- —Guest Firecracker
- When you ask me to attach a resume and I do so, why would you also ask me to write out a mandatory, detailed, description of every previous job I've ever had? They are listed on the resume I just attached! Some positions actually say something along the lines of, "Don't reference see resume or your application will be denied as incomplete". So because you're too lazy or stupid to open a single document, I have to waste a ton of time typing out all my previous work, despite having already provided that information?
- —Guest RJ
Employers Wasting my Time!
- Applied for a job last night and got a message first thing this morning with my hopes high as I'm highly competent and experienced for this position. When I call them though, they tell me they have to look over my resume and that they already have people for this position. Why? Why? How annoying.
- —Guest John Butler
- The HR does not play by the rules they develop. An applicant jumps threw all the hoops, HR says you're wonderful, then "we decided not to fill the position." Thank you for wasting my time.
- —Guest Barely Employed
- I looked for work for 7 months and had some awful interviews. I had one where I started with a 1.5 hour detailed phone interview that went really well, then they said they wanted me to "come up and meet some people and tour the facility". I came dressed up but underprepared I guess because I didn't really meet anyone, other than get motioned into an office where I sat down with TWO hiring managers who asked me 20 pages worth of questions -- both of them scribbling notes as I spoke. The surprise interview was far from relaxed. The questions were your typical HR B.S. and didn't pertain to the job, the skills, my personality... nothing! I was told I was one of only 3 people interviewing for the position and they would let me know about the job ASAP. Never got a call back despite the fact I'd make courtesy follow-up calls that were directed to their voicemail and never returned with a simple "we hired someone else". I spent 2 weeks calling until I felt like I was a creep so gave up.
- —Guest Anonymous in Oregon
Just Be Honest!
- I've been searching for a year and a half, and I don't mind being told no. It's the way they do it that's so rude. You apply online and they ignore you. You call them and they lie to you to save face and pretend they'll get back to you. I feel like saying to them, don't bother lying because you're afraid of looking bad -- you already look bad. Just have the courtesy to be honest with jobseekers.
- —Guest Disrespected and Frustrated
Employers Expect Too Much
- It's been 6 months and I've not had a single, stable job. I can't keep sitting in front of a computer looking for jobs if there's no response from them. The employer wouldn't give a dam if I died because of their stubborn ignorance. I'm young, healthy and ready and it can't be my fault if they are not giving me the chance. I want to be a carpenter but all the jargon they ask for like CSCS card, OWN tools, OWN car, HELLOOO I can't afford all this stuff. I thought that the Jobcenter would hook me up in a week with jobs but the system is truly shameful, it seems like when you mention years of schooling it's just a number to them. The employers' contempt for human life is rotten to the core. They are just blinded by money for themselves. When I have done little jobs I DO work hard, I barely say anything and I get on with everyone. Some employers expect you to have a previous job to get a new one. All I ask is a starting point in life.
- —Guest Ryan Smith
- The one thing which I can't understand is why employers who interview you don't have the experience to do the interview. Recently, I was interviewed for a Operation Manager, and during the interview I was asked why I left my internship at a local college. Right away I'm saying to myself, because it is a internship, with no promise of employment. This made me feel, that truly didn't look at my resume. I just felt that my time wasn't valuable. If you are going to interview someone, you should know that a internship, is that, a internship. I walked out of that interview like I didn't matter.
- —Guest Mike
Living Wage and Government
- Face it, it is the government that sets the "living wage" amount for poor people and not for themselves. And when it comes to employers, it makes me laugh that they want to give you a few hours, no guaranteed hours and no or little "standard" break times. They want you to have a "reliable car"and want you to go out of the way for customers and the company, but you are an "at-will" employee, and the government won't pay you unemployment if you get fired. Face it, you are living in evil world.
Mandatory Driver License Discrimination
- This is the new discrimination. Employers are requiring applicants and employees to provide personal autos to attain and retain employment. As a legally blind consumer I do not drive and continually refused opportunity to interview or participate in job application procedures due to "mandatory driver license" even when opportunity is not a Bonafide Occupational Qualification "BFOQ". I hold an MBA and I'm still refused and rejected when I request assistance with an application or simply ask to submit resume for consideration. Please tell me when there was a law passed mandating job applicants surrender vehicles, purchase vehicles or provide personal liability insurance for business needs? I do not think there is one. Citizens of the USA need to take back their fundamental right to work, rather than submitting to employer abuse such as mandatory driver license to simply apply. Please write to your state legislators, senators and congressmen. Tell them how you feel.
- When you see an applicant is black, don't send the janitor in to do the interview (or at least have him switch into your suit and YOU wear the uniform) and pick a better hiding place than peeping out from under the desk and please stop relating all of your "the last time I hired a black person" horror stories to the ethnic sitting there. Everyone needs a job and wants a chance at life so get over it.
- —Guest rob1ofme
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