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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-21-09 09:11 AM
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5. Over 50?.. just enter all your personal information and we'll get back to you
Edited on Sun Jun-21-09 09:12 AM by lib2DaBone
Unemployment is hard work... and now, in Florida.. they want you to get drug tested on top of it! (of course the drug testing will come out of your stingy weekly benefits)

All applications are done on-line these days. In this day and age of Identity theft.. I can't tell you how I hate to send out my personal information like SS# and Birthday. Yet, if you don't supply it.. the electronic application will not go through.

And who's to say the people reading these applications at these shadow/vague companies are honest and legitimate? Hell, I took my grandkids to dinner at Disney World in Orland last week and had my credit card cloned. (that's where they steal the magnetic information off the back of your card using a small hand-held reader) Whoever did it stole thousands of dollars in charges within 1 day. It is a nightmare.

I send out about 30 applications a week and have heard nothing. Employers don't want you calling back or sending stupid thank you notes or coming to the office to show your interest... one opening brings THOUSANDS of applications and they are swamped.

I did get an interview as an airport chauffeur for an upscale hotel. The Human Resource "Director" who interviewed me was a 20-something with a gold pin sticking out of her nose and 10 pierced earrings on either side.

The interview went well.. but I don't think I really 'connected' with her? I tried all of the usual approaches I learned in sales training... Rapport building, ask 'yes' questions, AFTO- ask for the order or job opening... nothing seemed to work. She fiddled with her blackberry and I never heard back from her? She did say I was over qualified with too much customer service. Yes.. I can see where that might be a problem. I am over 60 and I might work there 3 or 4 years and take advantage of all the companies great benefits and then leave... you know how reckless and disloyal people over 60 can be.

One interview out of 200 applications.. at this rate.. it's going to take awhile.

Anyway, I must continue to work.. and I will be working until I'm 90 or unable to walk... thanks to the Bankster/Gangsters and our good Friends in Washington.
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  -Discouraged and concerned. I am unemployed and have been yy4me  Jun-21-09 08:34 AM   #0 
  - not a senior moment. not self pity  Triana   Jun-21-09 08:40 AM   #1 
  - Not just a hotshot, everyone is expecting to hire someone who can do everything.  grace0418   Jun-21-09 10:17 AM   #16 
     - That's exactly how it is in IT infrastructure.  undeterred   Jun-21-09 10:38 AM   #19 
        - It's ridiculous, isn't it?  CrispyQ   Jun-21-09 01:08 PM   #24 
  - what kind of work are you looking for?  Neecy   Jun-21-09 08:55 AM   #2 
  - Yes, I'm tired of all this too.  stillrockin   Jun-21-09 09:04 AM   #3 
  - A few things come to mind and just like any unsolicited advice,  tavalon   Jun-21-09 09:08 AM   #4 
  - Over 50?.. just enter all your personal information and we'll get back to you  lib2DaBone   Jun-21-09 09:11 AM   #5 
  - "...a 20-something with a gold pin sticking out of her nose and 10 pierced earrings on either side."  Leftist Agitator   Jun-21-09 09:58 AM   #14 
     - Judgmental, my butt. What ever happened to expecting a professional appearance in the workplace?  demodonkey   Jun-21-09 01:26 PM   #27 
        - Who gets to define "professional"?  noamnety   Jun-21-09 04:50 PM   #30 
           - So if I don't care to look at someone's pierced tongue while I eat, I'm not "embracing diversity?"  demodonkey   Jun-23-09 08:40 AM   #34 
              - How many customers see the HR director?  PVnRT   Jun-23-09 09:40 AM   #37 
              - "most mainstream business people "  noamnety   Jun-23-09 11:18 AM   #44 
  - Sorry you are so bored. How about volunteering? n/t  walkaway   Jun-21-09 09:20 AM   #6 
  - i'm reading your tarot -- and i see a pizza in your future. nt  xchrom   Jun-21-09 09:28 AM   #8 
  - You sound down and it's not surprising. Not describing the jobs available  peacetalksforall   Jun-21-09 09:21 AM   #7 
  - I've noticed that too  izquierdista   Jun-21-09 09:45 AM   #13 
  - .  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-21-09 09:34 AM   #9 
  - I am struggling with what should be a three person business and I can't afford to pay anyone..  peacetalksforall   Jun-21-09 10:08 AM   #15 
     - I have no intention of  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-21-09 10:36 AM   #18 
  - Do you have a hobby that could be used to create a job; maybe an  snappyturtle   Jun-21-09 09:35 AM   #10 
  - When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout - O Nash  kickysnana   Jun-21-09 09:37 AM   #11 
  - I chuckled a little when I read your comment about being  yy4me   Jun-21-09 10:28 AM   #17 
     - Tired is probably an understatement. All of this did not need to happen.  kickysnana   Jun-21-09 12:20 PM   #22 
  - This is the perfect letter to send to your newspapers and your Rep and the White House  lunatica   Jun-21-09 09:39 AM   #12 
  - I don't know if it will help you, but ...  Akoto   Jun-21-09 10:49 AM   #20 
  - A big hurdle is that  Danascot   Jun-21-09 11:29 AM   #21 
  - I am also 50+ and have been unemployed since October.  A-Long-Little-Doggie   Jun-21-09 12:45 PM   #23 
  - Time for medical billing and coding (pushing paper for the insurance industry) to be ON ITS WAY OUT.  demodonkey   Jun-21-09 01:36 PM   #28 
     - LOL!  A-Long-Little-Doggie   Jun-21-09 04:31 PM   #29 
     - Go ahead. LOL your greedy ass off and go work for THESE guys... you are made for each other.  demodonkey   Jun-23-09 08:34 AM   #33 
        - So, what is it that YOU do that is changing the world for the better?  PVnRT   Jun-23-09 09:45 AM   #41 
        - Buy a vowel  zagging   Jun-23-09 10:16 AM   #42 
     - LOL - you think a single-payer system won't have paperwork?  PVnRT   Jun-23-09 09:44 AM   #39 
  - Dude, welcome to the club. There has got to be millions of us.  david13   Jun-21-09 01:08 PM   #25 
  - You don't say what kind of work you are looking for, but have you tried a temp agency?  CrispyQ   Jun-21-09 01:12 PM   #26 
  - 7 months is nothing  northernlights   Jun-21-09 05:00 PM   #31 
  - Sorry to hear of your predicament, but you've only sent out ONE resume?  Canuckistanian   Jun-21-09 05:17 PM   #32 
  - it was one the past WEEK  northernlights   Jun-23-09 09:41 AM   #38 
     - Yeah, I hear that  Canuckistanian   Jun-23-09 11:29 AM   #45 
  - help create a 3rd political party! I'm serious. It would pay the bills! lobbyists galore n/t  Badgerman   Jun-23-09 09:32 AM   #35 
  - You're not gonna find anything on monster or craigslist  jxnmsdemguy65   Jun-23-09 09:35 AM   #36 
  - good idea  northernlights   Jun-23-09 09:44 AM   #40 
  - I know this won't  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Jun-23-09 10:21 AM   #43 

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