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i know quite a few people who make a buck from selling hotdogs , lunch and afterhours during weekends , might not be the most glamorous job but it pays the the bills and havent stopped them from visiting thailand for a 3month trip yearly.
Originally posted by wylekat
Surprise! This thread doesn't concern me (tho I had a similar event happen recently). This is something I need to run past a few of you economy/ labor/ just plain experts:
A friend of mine applies for a job in his field. He is qualified, he does any job he gets well. He has applied for, and gone to interviews on several jobs- who reject him, and then actually change the ad in the newspaper. This basically negates his qualifications completely, and it is driving him nuts. One factor someone else pointed out was he's "over 40", which should NOT have any bearing on his ability to work. Now, this is happening in NC, land of 'right to work', and illegal employer crap that makes most people want to move out.
I want to bounce some theories as to why this is happening:
Are employers getting some sort of govt cash for 'putting' ads out to make it look for employment, and if someone IS qualified, the rules have to be changed, since 'employee somehow= no more govt gravy'?
Is there some sort of state corruption going on that is keeping the unemployment numbers artificially high, so the state gets $$?
Is it a business level fraud?
Or is this state so screwed up, that this is just SOP, and anyone with any sense and any money should just leave and find pastures not fertilized by the crap we have to be fed?
As a way to give a better idea- This is what happened to me:
I went to Burger King for a 'cash job'. Something to rake in some spending money for me. I first had to wander town to find a BK that actually had an application... It wasn't 'go apply online ( I tried, the one I wanted to work at wasn't listed)- It was a blank look and 'we dont have any. Try (another location)'. Oh- keep in mind the help wanted sign had been up for a month during most of this.
Anyways, I find an application online, print it out, fill it out, turn it in. I go back a few days later- I was told 'manager's on vacation. Come back in 2 weeks'. (meanwhile during these '2 weeks', the help wanted sign went away). I come back 2 weeks later- the person behind the counter then proceeds to tell me 'he's not here, he's in another city for a week. Call this # tonight.' I did this. I get 'Oh, he's not here. Call tomorrow'. I called the next day, 'oh, he's not in.' During this time, I did NOT mention my name, or was there any connection between me and my application. I had never been run around like this ever, and the entire ordeal was beyond what was needed, especially at some burger joint. What IS being hired- are dull eyed, slow, almost braindead people who are one step away from being on life support. Someone like me, intelligent, ect- are passed right out the door.
My g/f said she applied at a Mcdonalds- She was refused an application outright by the person behind the counter. she is also intelligent, able to multitask, ect.
Is this a normal procedure around the country, or only here in NC- a 'right to work' state that obviously needs it's labor laws burned to the ground and rebuilt by real, normal people? I am dying to know- because so far, work experiences so far sound like those scary stories people tell around a campfire at night.....