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 Posted:   May 15, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

This is nothing new, it's been the same down the ages, some people just don't have a clue. Mind you, a lot of 'em get jobs, just think of all the people you come across who don't know what they're doing, plus a bad attitude. Interviewers have got it easy, they're doing a job that can't be measured, how can they know that the people who didn't get the job wouldn't have been better than the person they employed?


Quite right. Sometimes it's all down to luck, or "random factors in one's favor" (as Spock would say)...

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

It is a truism that some people work for the good of the company, and some people work for the good of themselves. The latter tend to move ahead much faster. It's what they are focused on.

How many times have we all seen people who worked their ass off for a company be let go while the one who is "friends" of the boss is kept on, even though they have one tenth of the skill set.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2013 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It is a truism that some people work for the good of the company, and some people work for the good of themselves. The latter tend to move ahead much faster. It's what they are focused on.

How many times have we all seen people who worked their ass off for a company be let go while the one who is "friends" of the boss is kept on, even though they have one tenth of the skill set.


This is so painfully true. frown

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Frankly, I went to one of the more prestigious prep schools in this country, where my classmates included many young men from what is politely referred to as "Old Money," not to mention quite a few who were what we snidely referred to as "Nouveau."

And none of them was as self-centered, entitled, and even mean, as hundreds of people I've met and worked with in the years since, who seem to think they can do pretty much anything they want, including screaming loudly to get their way.

And, I have to add, most of these rude people have been women, though certainly not all. And, where I live now, in Southern California, is rife with them...

Incredible.

(Since my the hospice company I used to work for went bankrupt, due to getting caught at Medicare fraud, amongst other felonies, I ended up being recruited for another hospice company. I showed up at my interview in a jacket and tie. As I was waiting, a former fellow nurse from the previous hospice company came out from an interview, dressed in what looked like jeans, a hoodie, and a t-shirt. He made a joke about my appearance, and I explained this was what I wear to all job interviews.

As I am fond of saying, he looked at me as if a tree had spoken to him.)

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

I showed up at my interview in a jacket and tie. As I was waiting, a former fellow nurse from the previous hospice company came out from an interview, dressed in what looked like jeans, a hoodie, and a t-shirt.

In 1991 I showed up to an interview in a suit and talked to various engineers wearing old t-shirts. Luckily I was hired despite my overdressing for the occasion. I guess it shows them that you really want the job! smile

 
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