I have not been enthralled with the job search since 2014, but I’ve recently encountered some rather dubious tweets from recruiters (or so they claim) that leads me to believe many of their questionable practices are still in place. From 2004 to 2014, I have never experienced the authenticity of hiring practices that existed before … Continue reading The Online Job Search: From 2004 to Current, Nothing’s Changed
For many years, I maintained a blog that was designed to document the intricate details of my job search. Having experienced the job search in both the antiquated and the digital realm provided stark differences in recruiting practices. It’s interesting how we have evolved from the good old days of the classified section of the … Continue reading The Job Search Culture; Yes, Santa Claus Is Real
I recently encountered this article from ProPublica. Huge companies have become carelessly obvious about a specific age group they want as employees. I’m glad these companies are shunned in the public eye for engaging in age discrimination, but this information is hardly new. As one tweet pointed out, companies have been age discriminating since the … Continue reading Facebook, Verizon Flagrant with Age Discrimination
The demands for a change in work hours has become more palpable in recent years. Recently, an article surfaced in the local paper about this very topic (Marco Buscaglia, “Why the Rush…,” The Chicago Tribune, Section 2, November 12, 2017: page 10.) . It indicates taxing commutes as one of the reasons for a change … Continue reading Dear Management: Get Over Yourself
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” ~ Abigail Adams This will become yet another one of those persnickety posts of grammar anomalies. As long as humans are unable to distinguish “your” and “you’re,” I will continue my discernment by astronomical degrees. As noted in my opening … Continue reading Must I Teach The Internet Everything?!
Many years ago, I maintained a blog that tracked all of my observations that related to my job search. I was unemployed for many years and like many, I became increasingly frustrated with all the bullshit that came with it. I decided to take my frustrations out in the form of prose, so that I … Continue reading The Job Search: Look Out for Snoopy McSnoopypants