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Old 08-30-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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Well, I've been "bitten in the ass" more times than I can count - call it a bad hand of cards, if you will. As for my parents, well, that was just one big mess of confusion, as my mother taught me that it was "okay to lie sometimes" and my dad gave me a spanking whenever he was mad, regardless of how I was behaving at the time. So, as far as moral standards go, I just do what's best for me, myself and I - just like the corporations so many folks on here worship without restriction.

People have treated me rather poorly throughout most of my existence, so whatever debt I've incurred for my "immoral" ways have been paid several times over, with interest to boot. Society has made it incredibly difficult for me to make a living, so why should I make it any easier for those who seek to make my life even more difficult?

So, I just play the game the best way I know how - using the rules that I see people playing by each and every day. Don't like it? Tough. You do what's best for you, and I do what's best for me. Just like the corporations do.
The moralists fail to practice what they preach, they are the first ones to throw the stone, and of course they foolishly think they can rewrite the rules of physical universe, as it presently exists in America with respect to survival tactics in the American workforce.

But the moralists propose no realistic solutions (that will bring about actual results) to the problems the unemployed are going through. It ain't your grandaddy's "1929".

Now you have computer ATS programs screening you out and a whole set of new prejudices against the unemployed. They want to nose in your credit report, Facebook, and do all but stick a microscope up your derriere. Exclusion is hate. It may a soft, implied, passive form but it's still hate. Hating the poor is still hate. Hating people over 40 is still hate. Same goes for hating those who are receiving gov't aid to survive. Oops. I forgot war veterans. That's a another group. And what do ALL the universal religious figures say about "hating?"

I propose all the moralists get together, form corporations and start hiring the unemployed. Talk is cheap.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The moralists fail to practice what they preach, they are the first ones to throw the stone, and of course they foolishly think they can rewrite the rules of physical universe, as it presently exists in America with respect to survival tactics in the American workforce.

But the moralists propose no realistic solutions (that will bring about actual results) to the problems the unemployed are going through. It ain't your grandaddy's "1929".

Now you have computer ATS programs screening you out and a whole set of new prejudices against the unemployed. They want to nose in your credit report, Facebook, and do all but stick a microscope up your derriere. Exclusion is hate. It may a soft, implied, passive form but it's still hate. Hating the poor is still hate. Hating people over 40 is still hate. Same goes for hating those who are receiving gov't aid to survive. Oops. I forgot war veterans. That's a another group. And what do ALL the universal religious figures say about "hating?"

I propose all the moralists get together, form corporations and start hiring the unemployed. Talk is cheap.
Yeppers, I agree with you a 100% - it's nice to know that I'm not alone in my way of thinking.

It used to be that you could get a job just by talking with someone and a handshake - there was hardly any reason to lie your way into a job. Now, with the employment process so danged difficult, most people are forced to lie in some fashion or another just to get through the application process - especially on those horrid "personality screeners."

In short, the corporations are feeling the results of their own nasty karma, and trust me, it's only gonna get worse as time goes on. I'm just tellin' it like it is, plain and simple...
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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lying works when you're really low or really high in the totem pole. For the other percentage in the middle it merely carries the risk of being discovered and immediately disqualified from further consideration, and or terminated if already employed. On the other hand, putting a "good spin" on the resume is done by every single intelligent job seeker. In this respect, I would argue that a lot more people are "lying" on resumes. In fact, if I recall correctly, studies show the percentage at roughly 80%. That is to say, some 8/10 people lie or embellish...make of that what you will...
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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It's around 80%-90% people lie or embellish, puffer up or what ever you want to call it on their resumes. Think about it people constantly lie every single god dame day whether it be returning a damaged product at a store claiming that it was just like that, under oath in court, when they are caught red handed, etc so it doesn't surprise me that people will also lie or embellish on resumes/interviews. Top CEO's lie about college degrees and are now self-made millionaires.

The former CEO of Basuch and Lomb Ronald Zarella lied about his MBA and was he fired NO!!!! That's right he was not FIRED; Basuch and Lomb kept him because he was so valuable to the company.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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I'm sure the Yahoo! exec who got fired already has a new job by now. So......it seems the "big boys" can lie and they get away with it but the rest of us "regular Joes" can't? LOL LOL
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Who would have thought that having moral fiber could be something to be ridiculed and sneered at ...
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm sure the Yahoo! exec who got fired already has a new job by now. So......it seems the "big boys" can lie and they get away with it but the rest of us "regular Joes" can't? LOL LOL

That is the way it is Mystique. The responses will be that two wrongs don't make a right, all the while railing on the regular joes. You won't hear a peep about the big boys and their lies.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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You won't hear a peep about the big boys and their lies.

Those "big boys" obtained and kept their positions with rather more substantial qualifications than zero references and zero education. And of course you "hear a peep" about them when their faces and histories are all over the national news. Apples and oranges.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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The moralists fail to practice what they preach, they are the first ones to throw the stone, and of course they foolishly think they can rewrite the rules of physical universe, as it presently exists in America with respect to survival tactics in the American workforce.

But the moralists propose no realistic solutions (that will bring about actual results) to the problems the unemployed are going through. It ain't your grandaddy's "1929".

Now you have computer ATS programs screening you out and a whole set of new prejudices against the unemployed. They want to nose in your credit report, Facebook, and do all but stick a microscope up your derriere. Exclusion is hate. It may a soft, implied, passive form but it's still hate. Hating the poor is still hate. Hating people over 40 is still hate. Same goes for hating those who are receiving gov't aid to survive. Oops. I forgot war veterans. That's a another group. And what do ALL the universal religious figures say about "hating?"

I propose all the moralists get together, form corporations and start hiring the unemployed. Talk is cheap.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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I'm sure the Yahoo! exec who got fired already has a new job by now. So......it seems the "big boys" can lie and they get away with it but the rest of us "regular Joes" can't? LOL LOL

No one here really cares about your morals or lack of them. Knock yourself out and get to lying, if you haven't already. Best of luck.
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