“Once per year, every CEO should apply to a job at their own company under a different name to see how maddening the process is for candidates.”
After selling our businesses and then completing my consulting contract with the purchaser, I jumped back into the “looking for work arena.” I was shocked and dismayed at how removed it was from my reality and that the process was disintegrated, rude, and lacking any common decency or common sense.
I was coached on how to lie when asked certain questions as the “right answer” was more important than the actual answer. Today, with all the pronoun craziness, I suppose it is even worse.
While I am thankfully not looking for work, I acknowledge those who are on that journey.
The gate swings both ways, I suppose. There are over 10 million job vacancies in the United States. I was at a paint store last week returning paint that was tinted wrong and I wasn’t the only person. The mistake was caused by an employee who didn’t bother to check the paint color against the paint chips so didn’t realize the yellow tinter was not working. The Paint company said they are so short staffed they can’t even get rid of employees who don’t care whether they do a good job or not.
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I agree. People don’t want to work and some states pay more in assistance than people could make working, which doesn’t help. Based on my experience being in the job market 6 years ago, I was able to identify with the meme. While I’m not optimistic, hopefully things will change.