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Jason Bentley
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Username: Pacoustic

Post Number: 174
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 02:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I couldn't decide if I wanted to put this here or in humor. I find it ironic since I just read an article in an Inventory newsletter with this same thing in it, but on to the story.

I'm replacing myself at work and received a resume from a 32 year old who included a letter of recomendation. It was from his mother and no he has never been employed by her. I actually contacted this guy to see if it was real. It was, but I still don't believe it.

The sad thing is he wasn't the worst resume I've looked at. Do some of these people actually get hired? The other problem I'm noticing is that many of these candidates just don't know what to put on a resume or how to write one.

I did speak to one very promising guy yesterday. He's retired military, and sounded like he would be a great assett to the company. Unfortunately when I talked to him about the workload he told me that at his age he wasn't really interested in working that hard for the salary range stated. I can't disagree with him in the least.
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1521
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 03:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Get used to it . . the percentage of quality folks left in the workforce is frighteningly small!
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5612
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 03:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ain't that the truth....we just advertised for an administrative assistant....you should have seen the resumes we got. There are some real doozies out there.

Based on the resumes we got, we decided not to even interview, but to pile up the work on our existing admin staff, and give them raises.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1818
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I once interviewed a guy for an IT job who had put Chuck E Cheese University on his resume under "Education". I had a hard time keeping a straight face when I finally met him.
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 1870
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My Cousin is a fast food franchise owner and told me a funny story of an interview she once did.

This kid comes in, sits down with her and is very bright, articulate, and seemed eager to do the job. She asked him all the pre-written questions and he gave good answers.

After it was all done, she said to him "I am very impressed with you, but I am not going to hire you for this job" With a puzzled look he asker her why? My cousin said, "please take off your hat." he did. Then she asked him to read her what was printed on the front of the hat. Suddenly he realized his mistake. The hat simply said " You".

She said he should come back in 2 weeks and try again, but he never did.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5613
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hahaha, Bob! That reminds me of an interview a friend of mine had. She owns a small cafe here in town. She interviewed a kid who had "" tattooed on his fingers, right below his knuckles.

She told him, "Perhaps you should think of another line of work, other than the food service industry."
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 1020
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Get used to it . . the percentage of quality folks left in the workforce is frighteningly small!

Which is one reason why unemployment of 5-6% is not necessarily a BAD thing.

T
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1523
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is one reason why unemployment of 5-6% is not necessarily a BAD thing.

Yeah, except I'm footin' the bill for their healthcare, foodstamps, and the cigs and beer they get with what's left over!
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 1881
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Obama wins the election get ready to cough up a little more to ensure your neighbors have flat-screen TV's and an ample supply of scratch-off lottery tickets and endless 40 oz bottles of Malt Liquor.
 

Dan Listermann
Senior Member
Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5928
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"When Obama wins the election get ready to cough up a little more to ensure your neighbors have flat-screen TV's and an ample supply of scratch-off lottery tickets and endless 40 oz bottles of Malt Liquor."

Sheeeesh . . .
 

Jason Bentley
Member
Username: Pacoustic

Post Number: 175
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm starting to see the upside to being taken by my employer for so long. I have four interviews lined up next week and they're all more money for less work in a smaller city.

GOODBYE PHOENIX! It hasn't been fun, but it's sure been real.
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 1885
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 09:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What's wrong with Phoenix? Just curious.
 

Jason Bentley
Member
Username: Pacoustic

Post Number: 176
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob,

Too many people, too much traffic congestion, way too hot in the summer, and it's a real pain in the neck to keep a decent garden. I loved living here through the first summer, but it's been wearing thin ever since. It was probably good that at least I tried it now I don't have to wonder what it would be like to live in a condo in a city. At least I'll leave Phoenix with something to remember me by. I was one of the first 10 members of VoCaL - Valley Conservative League.

I grew up in farm country and I don't think I'll ever get used to a concrete jungle. What's more I don't want to get used to the city.
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 516
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with you Jason,living in the sticks for 25 years,and moving to Portland,Or was just too much culture shock for me....Now I'm back in the country with lots of friendly neighbors,but not too close..
I love Texas...
Brewzz

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