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Old 06-26-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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well I guess we will just have to agree to disagree because no typing should be involved when applying for a dish washing job.

No, no one has to agree to disagree. We can just disagree. In this day and age a person is sorely lacking in skill if they do not know how to access the internet and fill out an app. If they don't know how, they "should" learn. They do not need to own a computer for this. As mentioned there are places one can go and do it for free, and even be taught how.

Presumably you "should" be one of the people aiding job seekers in this regard, in the course of your job.

 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:24 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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OP, it is not a surprise at all. I am still looking for summer work, in my quest for work till school comes back, I filled out an ONLINE application for a dishwashing position at Boston market and AMC theatre. Neither has yet to call back, yes I did follow up- they say they are not hiring though the website clearly states that they "are hiring".

In this economy applying online for a dishwashing position is not surprising, I figure it is par for the course.


Wow, so you went through all that BS and the job posting you saw was fake? Ridiculous
 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:26 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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No, no one has to agree to disagree. We can just disagree. In this day and age a person is sorely lacking in skill if they do not know how to access the internet and fill out an app. If they don't know how, they "should" learn. They do not need to own a computer for this. As mentioned there are places one can go and do it for free, and even be taught how.

Presumably you "should" be one of the people aiding job seekers in this regard, in the course of your job.

They are in computer class from 9am to 3pm everyday but most of the men are frustrated by the process for a job like dishwasher when it was so simple in the past
 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Wow, so you went through all that BS and the job posting you saw was fake? Ridiculous
Yup it seems to be a recurring trend. Staples, Sports Authority, Dominoes etc... you call them up, check their website- they say they are hiring, you apply , they never call and a week later they are "still hiring".

I don't know if the job posting is fake or they simply take their dear sweet time in contacting candidates and I do hope it is the latter rather than the former. Or perhaps they are no longer hiring but out of laziness fail to take off job posting on their website-and really why do you do that? is the amount of effort of removing a job posting off the website so great?
 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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Yup it seems to be a recurring trend. Staples, Sports Authority, Dominoes etc... you call them up, check their website- they say they are hiring, you apply , they never call and a week later they are "still hiring".

I don't know if the job posting is fake or they simply take their dear sweet time in contacting candidates and I do hope it is the latter rather than the former. Or perhaps they are no longer hiring but out of laziness fail to take off job posting on their website-and really why do you do that? is the amount of effort of removing a job posting off the website so great?
It's partially for EEOC requirements as well.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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It's partially for EEOC requirements as well.
That and companies being pressured by HR to post internal jobs externally for community goodwill.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Don't hate me just be cool with me
No hate involved. Just confusion.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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I just remembered, more fodder for the derail fire:

My previous employer was impressed by a 7-page résumé from a girl who only worked in retail. He stressed how impressive a 7-page résumé was during my interview. I tried not to laugh. Ultimately he hired her instead of promoting me (I was #2) because she had a few more years as a sales associate over me.

7 page résumé and 4-5 years of retail? Hmmm. I thought employers tossed anything more than 1 page.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I just remembered, more fodder for the derail fire:

My previous employer was impressed by a 7-page résumé from a girl who only worked in retail. He stressed how impressive a 7-page résumé was during my interview. I tried not to laugh. Ultimately he hired her instead of promoting me (I was #2) because she had a few more years as a sales associate over me.

7 page résumé and 4-5 years of retail? Hmmm. I thought employers tossed anything more than 1 page.
I guess the job search isn't as one sized fits all as academia makes it out to be...
 
Old 06-26-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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this thread keeps reminding me of this dude:

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(he knows how to use a computer).
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