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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-21-09 10:11 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 10:12 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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