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Response to Reply #82
93. There is no such thing as a "protected class"
unless you have spent way too much time around right wing circles.
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  -Want Ad: Unemployed Need Not Apply: "No unemployed candidates will be considered" The Straight Story  Jun-01-10 08:59 AM   #0 
  - That's awful and completely wrong. n/t  tammywammy   Jun-01-10 09:01 AM   #1 
  - Tax those businesses to extinction.  RedCloud   Jun-01-10 09:03 AM   #2 
  - Instead they get a $4 million tax credit. Go figure (nt)  The Straight Story   Jun-01-10 09:04 AM   #4 
     - More like a $4 million welfare check.  Dappleganger   Jun-01-10 09:32 AM   #24 
        - Aw, let's not call a spade a spade  rocktivity   Jun-01-10 10:00 AM   #33 
        - +99999999999  eShirl   Jun-01-10 10:01 AM   #34 
        - welfare is exactly what it is  Shadow Creature   Jun-01-10 12:50 PM   #47 
  - Ridiculous.  TwilightGardener   Jun-01-10 09:03 AM   #3 
  - Yep. Take away the tax break.  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 09:04 AM   #5 
  - I read this in the AJC and they later revised the ad and took out that language, but...  CurtEastPoint   Jun-01-10 09:05 AM   #6 
  - And they will still filter out the unemployed apps  704wipes   Jun-02-10 08:35 AM   #145 
  - Why?  Statistical   Jun-01-10 09:05 AM   #7 
  - until the economy picks up, then he is gone.  mkultra   Jun-01-10 09:14 AM   #10 
  - In the article:  jp11   Jun-01-10 09:16 AM   #13 
  - What about the rest of us?  ChadwickHenryWard   Jun-01-10 09:40 PM   #103 
  - In many cases, it is the highest paid, most experienced folks that are laid off..so they can hire  BrklynLiberal   Jun-02-10 06:50 AM   #129 
  - Younger folks put their jobs higher on their list of priorities.  ChadwickHenryWard   Jun-02-10 08:31 AM   #143 
     - and file less health & workmen's comp claims  704wipes   Jun-02-10 08:39 AM   #147 
  - sell drugs, rob people, or just kill yourself already  reggie the dog   Jun-02-10 07:31 AM   #134 
  - My experience: It's not the best people who are kept during layoffs  loudsue   Jun-01-10 10:50 PM   #110 
  - You've got that right!  bobburgster   Jun-02-10 06:10 AM   #123 
  - and the under 48 crowd...  704wipes   Jun-02-10 08:38 AM   #146 
  - The truth is, though,  Control-Z   Jun-02-10 04:05 AM   #120 
  - It's also an erroneous assertion.  chrisa   Jun-02-10 09:17 AM   #152 
  - You just know that somewhere in managment-think there's a meme that...  JHB   Jun-01-10 09:18 AM   #14 
  - That's exactly what it's about.  Quantess   Jun-01-10 10:45 AM   #43 
     - It's also invalidated by the fact that companies were working to get rid of expensive talent  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 02:22 PM   #61 
     - You've got that right. Not to mention failing companies that have  LibDemAlways   Jun-01-10 08:10 PM   #89 
     - well, it does go along with the idea that  unpossibles   Jun-02-10 08:19 AM   #140 
  - good point  treestar   Jun-01-10 07:33 PM   #86 
  - Yes, but it is the stress of thinking about joining the unemployed which keeps  defendandprotect   Jun-01-10 08:57 PM   #94 
  - the more this goes on the more i think that the guys  reggie the dog   Jun-02-10 07:33 AM   #135 
  - There's a perception  customerserviceguy   Jun-02-10 06:15 AM   #125 
  - why exlude the unemployed. aren't they the most likey to be LOOKING FOR A JOB!!!  ejpoeta   Jun-01-10 09:10 AM   #8 
  - company tell headhunter "we can find unemployed ourselves" and wont'  elehhhhna   Jun-01-10 01:39 PM   #55 
     - most companies around here make you go through a temp agency.  ejpoeta   Jun-01-10 09:11 PM   #97 
     - exactly - and who's going to leave a steadyish job for a temp-to-hire gig?  elehhhhna   Jun-02-10 07:46 AM   #136 
     - I think you have the answer  Patiod   Jun-02-10 09:14 AM   #151 
  - Makes no sense at all. Sony Ericsson would prefer  LibDemAlways   Jun-01-10 09:12 AM   #9 
  - Another good point  treestar   Jun-01-10 07:34 PM   #87 
  - I'm sure if the tax credit was taken away, they'd put the plant somewhere else  SocialistLez   Jun-01-10 09:15 AM   #11 
  - This is true--when their corporate welfare check runs out, it's typical for companies to relocate.  Dappleganger   Jun-01-10 09:33 AM   #25 
     - I know some cities have sued  SocialistLez   Jun-01-10 10:34 AM   #39 
     - It is starting to happen. It needs to become a growing trend. Time to stop freeloading businesses.  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 02:25 PM   #63 
     - Trust me..  sendero   Jun-01-10 07:08 PM   #84 
        - Well, the cities and states get taken to the cleaners.  lurky   Jun-01-10 11:19 PM   #111 
           - Sometimes...  sendero   Jun-02-10 06:43 AM   #128 
     - I certainly would be less than worthy for a job. Laid off with the words:  Paper Roses   Jun-02-10 07:14 AM   #131 
     - No, cities should promote job growth.  gorfle   Jun-02-10 09:20 AM   #153 
  - well, it makes sense, its just wrong  mkultra   Jun-01-10 09:15 AM   #12 
  - Yep--now corporations are just going to keep cannibalizing each other  TwilightGardener   Jun-01-10 09:51 AM   #30 
     - Nah, some companies are considered starter careers  mkultra   Jun-01-10 12:03 PM   #44 
  - At least they are being honest  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-01-10 09:19 AM   #15 
  - +1. n/t  Statistical   Jun-01-10 09:30 AM   #21 
  - The "at least they're being honest" routine doesn't excuse them from  Raineyb   Jun-01-10 09:44 AM   #29 
  - Yes. They can be 'honest' on their own dime. Take away the tax break. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 02:28 PM   #66 
     - You'll get no argument from me. Make the freeloading bastards pay.  Raineyb   Jun-01-10 03:19 PM   #72 
  - right, they were just trying to lighten their workload  704wipes   Jun-02-10 08:52 AM   #148 
  - HR/hiring associates are notoriously leery of applicants who are not currently employed  LeftinOH   Jun-01-10 09:19 AM   #16 
  - An applicant  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-01-10 09:27 AM   #20 
  - and as an on-and-off job seeker, i've grown to abhor that little "game"  Blue_Tires   Jun-01-10 02:20 PM   #60 
  - What's wrong with the self-employed?  treestar   Jun-01-10 07:37 PM   #88 
  - IMHO  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-01-10 09:11 PM   #98 
     - As a self employed person it is interesting to think  treestar   Jun-02-10 09:09 AM   #150 
  - Bam - best comment on DU this month.  wolfgangmo   Jun-02-10 06:43 PM   #157 
  - If we consumers and workers have to get used to the "new normal," then HR and managers should, too.  Brickbat   Jun-01-10 09:42 AM   # 
  - crawl is correct!!!  onpatrol98   Jun-02-10 06:09 AM   #122 
  - Recruiters and placeent agencies  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-01-10 09:20 AM   #17 
  - It's not bringing 180 jobs to Buckhead, it's replacing 180 jobs.  Catshrink   Jun-01-10 09:22 AM   #18 
  - Nothing I can see to keep them from moving the workers from another state. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 01:25 PM   #52 
  - This is a classic example of why the poor can never rise up the class ladder  lunatica   Jun-01-10 09:24 AM   #19 
  - +1  area51   Jun-01-10 10:14 AM   #35 
  - +1  tallahasseedem   Jun-01-10 10:21 AM   #37 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 02:17 PM   #58 
  - + 1,000,000,000... What You Said...  WillyT   Jun-01-10 08:40 PM   #91 
  - WTF? So they're hiring but not hiring unemployed people?  Raineyb   Jun-01-10 09:31 AM   #22 
  - And they're more likely to take it for less money  rocktivity   Jun-01-10 10:31 AM   #38 
  - And these morons managed to stay employed?  Raineyb   Jun-01-10 02:14 PM   #57 
  - i think this is one of their thinly-veiled smokescreens  Blue_Tires   Jun-01-10 02:23 PM   #62 
     - Unbelievable. Especially since I don't think I've ever seen a city demand the  Raineyb   Jun-01-10 03:20 PM   #73 
  - Corporate welfare recipients denying jobs to the very tax-payers who made it possible  Dappleganger   Jun-01-10 09:31 AM   #23 
  - I thought that Sony Ericcson was tanking? But if they are looking for a free ride...  onehandle   Jun-01-10 09:36 AM   #26 
  - And the creation of a permanent unemployed underclass continues apace  MadHound   Jun-01-10 09:37 AM   #27 
  - A Permanent Unemployed Underclass  Macoy   Jun-01-10 01:25 PM   #51 
     - I heartily agree.  wolfgangmo   Jun-02-10 07:05 PM   #158 
  - This is revolting n/t  JeffersonChick   Jun-01-10 09:42 AM   #28 
  - So if you're not employed...  AngryOldDem   Jun-01-10 09:54 AM   #31 
  - Found cached ads from "The People Place" showing this  suffragette   Jun-01-10 09:59 AM   #32 
  - WTF?  tallahasseedem   Jun-01-10 10:16 AM   #36 
  - Has Ericsson ever heard of "headhunters"?  rocktivity   Jun-01-10 10:38 AM   #40 
  - Sadly, this has been going on for years  LibertyLover   Jun-01-10 10:41 AM   #41 
  - "independent contractor"  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 05:20 PM   #78 
  - That's even fucking dumber than the idiots who run credit checks on job applicants  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-01-10 10:42 AM   #42 
  - I always say some people prefer to quash the powerless than reaping more profit.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-01-10 12:13 PM   #45 
  - Time for Vandelay Industries on the resume.....n/t  msanthrope   Jun-01-10 12:14 PM   #46 
  - I got this YEARS ago  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jun-01-10 01:05 PM   #48 
  - HR and Recruiters Have All of these Stupid Rules When Screening Candidates  Yavin4   Jun-01-10 01:10 PM   #49 
  - "Don't hire anyone who salts their food before tasting it"  Quantess   Jun-01-10 01:35 PM   #54 
  - Recind the tac credit then.  Dawson Leery   Jun-01-10 01:17 PM   #50 
  - First, thanks for the link........  DimplesinMI   Jun-01-10 01:26 PM   #53 
  - i'd love to read it if you find the link -- was just commiserating about this yesterday  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 05:17 PM   #77 
  - It's a matter of "choice" vs. "necessity".  Xithras   Jun-01-10 01:55 PM   #56 
  - They can do what they like with their money. Take away the tax break.  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 02:32 PM   #67 
  - They can't violate anti-discrimination laws...  LeftyFingerPop   Jun-01-10 02:38 PM   #68 
     - Likely true. Take their tax break, anyway. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-01-10 03:42 PM   #74 
     - It's not illegal to discriminate  Xithras   Jun-01-10 03:56 PM   #76 
  - I would think that an employed applicant would be MORE inclined to leave for a better position  rocktivity   Jun-01-10 03:07 PM   #70 
  - Then take the tax credit away.  Dawson Leery   Jun-01-10 06:59 PM   #81 
  - I highly doubt that this practice is even legal. n/t  LeftyFingerPop   Jun-01-10 02:18 PM   #59 
  - Really? How so? Employment status is not a protected class. nt  kelly1mm   Jun-01-10 07:03 PM   #82 
     - There is no such thing as a "protected class"  liberation   Jun-01-10 08:44 PM   #93 
        - The EEO is right wing?  boppers   Jun-01-10 10:15 PM   #107 
           - The term "protected class" is a red herring  liberation   Jun-02-10 02:36 AM   #118 
              - splain, please?  boppers   Jun-02-10 03:53 AM   #119 
              - "Protected Class" is a legal term - look it up. nt  kelly1mm   Jun-02-10 12:40 PM   #154 
  - Horrible. Thanks for posting this. I hope the company gets lots of bad press  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-01-10 02:26 PM   #64 
  - Hopefully a mob of the unemployed will become quite violent w/these A-Holes  Echo In Light   Jun-01-10 02:27 PM   #65 
  - in a perverted twist of logic  melm00se   Jun-01-10 02:57 PM   #69 
  - Long term unemployment is at 17%.  Dawson Leery   Jun-01-10 07:03 PM   #83 
  - These thugs rule needs to be broken. Its past time to drastically rein in hiring practices  TheKentuckian   Jun-01-10 03:13 PM   #71 
  - How is that even legal?  City Lights   Jun-01-10 03:47 PM   #75 
  - t's NOT legal  Whoa_Nelly   Jun-02-10 08:09 AM   #139 
  - I hate companies that steal other companies' valuable employees. They should train their own.  McCamy Taylor   Jun-01-10 06:11 PM   #79 
  - This should be challenged  noamnety   Jun-01-10 06:34 PM   #80 
  - That makes no sense.  Lucian   Jun-01-10 07:15 PM   #85 
  - Point one the add does not say anything about the majority of  Synicus Maximus   Jun-01-10 08:14 PM   #90 
  - It explains a lot about Sony/Ericsson's management...  liberation   Jun-01-10 08:42 PM   #92 
  - One more year tops in the US, then Sony Ericsson will be long gone...  SunDrop23   Jun-02-10 06:20 AM   #126 
  - That is messed up!  Odin2005   Jun-01-10 09:05 PM   #95 
  - Soup Kitchen Sign: "We Don't Serve Hungry People."  Sparkly   Jun-01-10 09:06 PM   #96 
  - Screw them; I'm going the opposite route  mreilly   Jun-01-10 09:13 PM   #99 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Jun-02-10 01:16 AM   #115 
  - You sound like a good human! n/t  nebenaube   Jun-02-10 08:53 AM   #149 
  - I think it's the RECRUITER who is doing this, not SONY ERICCSON  Toucano   Jun-01-10 09:14 PM   #100 
  - I don't think so  rox63   Jun-02-10 07:47 AM   #138 
  - Nobody who invented the "Memory Stick" should get a tax break.  Touchdown   Jun-01-10 09:18 PM   #101 
  - Yank their business license  guitar man   Jun-01-10 09:20 PM   #102 
  - I Was Unemployed For Almost A Year, Once Upon A Time  Mr. Ected   Jun-01-10 09:52 PM   #104 
  - Well, there's anothe product I'll no longer buy  Timbuk3   Jun-01-10 09:54 PM   #105 
  - Ditto for me  Digit   Jun-01-10 10:21 PM   #108 
  - I'll buy Sony gear, but not if it's for sale. Same with erickson.  pundaint   Jun-01-10 10:10 PM   #106 
  - Boycott Sony. IMMEDIATELY. Then let's work on federal legislation to  kestrel91316   Jun-01-10 10:32 PM   #109 
  - K&R 1000  Joanne98   Jun-02-10 07:07 AM   #130 
  - The expenses of hiring, training, and paying an employee's wages and benefits are  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-01-10 11:33 PM   #112 
  - Meanest thing I ever heard.  Mimosa   Jun-01-10 11:33 PM   #113 
  - Stupid.  moondust   Jun-02-10 12:22 AM   #114 
  - That sign reflects my experience applying to jobs too. n/t  alp227   Jun-02-10 01:37 AM   #116 
  - Does anyone even have the slighest doubt that this pig fuck is a republican?  LaPera   Jun-02-10 02:23 AM   #117 
  - Put a Federal 10% "hiring tax" on compnaies for each employed candidate selected over an unemployed  DailyGrind51   Jun-02-10 05:51 AM   #121 
  - Shameful. Boycott Sony Ericcson n/t  Catherina   Jun-02-10 06:11 AM   #124 
  - Personally, I couldn't work for assholes like this. n/t  Ganja Ninja   Jun-02-10 06:28 AM   #127 
  - I'm ok with this...  Cid_B   Jun-02-10 07:16 AM   #132 
  - i have been saying this for years, grow weed, brew meth  reggie the dog   Jun-02-10 07:29 AM   #133 
  - this is a RECRUITMENT company  Celebration   Jun-02-10 07:46 AM   #137 
  - Another fine example of why this country SUCKS! n/t  Fire1   Jun-02-10 08:21 AM   #141 
  - He sounds really "concerned." nt  newtothegame   Jun-02-10 08:27 AM   #142 
  - Human Resource People - have turned from helpful liason for employee  scentopine   Jun-02-10 08:32 AM   #144 
  - The change in department name was another step in the de-personalization of the workplace. It used  BrklynLiberal   Jun-02-10 12:51 PM   #156 
  - Job listing might as well tell them to get a low wage service job and be done with it.  Jkid   Jun-02-10 12:46 PM   #155 
 

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