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Old 06-28-2013, 12:33 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Which there aren't too many non-McJobs out there. Many professional positions are perma-temp these days.
yeah I saw a article saying "The era of Temps" lol

 
Old 06-28-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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yeah I saw a article saying "The era of Temps" lol
And they don't really have the bargaining power when it comes to the wage game.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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But you have so many other opportunities with your experience. Dish washing jobs should only be for those who have criminal backgrounds and looking for a 2nd chance or a older person with limited work experience.
So now you want to limit who can apply for what jobs? I understand people with criminal backgrounds needing a 2nd chance, believe me. I have a brother who fits that criteria, but even so -- once we start saying that only a person with such and such situation should be able to apply, not basing it on ability, that leads to all sorts of problems. For example, I know a guy with a trust fund. Nice house, paid for. Brand new mustang. Plenty of money to live on.

He works as a bagger at our local grocery, because he is mentally disabled and can't do much more than that. He doesn't "need" the job though. My son could do that job and my son NEEDS the job. So what if we required someone to prove they NEED a job before allowing them to apply? As much as I wish he'd quit and leave that job to someone who needs it, we can't think like that.

And as was explained, I don't have the opportunities based on my experience because of my schedule limitations as a student. There are a handful of 3rd shift data entry jobs in town, but they are rare.

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So there are no other jobs with little interaction besides dish washing?
There aren't many jobs, in general, that allow for little interaction.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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So now you want to limit who can apply for what jobs? I understand people with criminal backgrounds needing a 2nd chance, believe me. I have a brother who fits that criteria, but even so -- once we start saying that only a person with such and such situation should be able to apply, not basing it on ability, that leads to all sorts of problems. For example, I know a guy with a trust fund. Nice house, paid for. Brand new mustang. Plenty of money to live on.

He works as a bagger at our local grocery, because he is mentally disabled and can't do much more than that. He doesn't "need" the job though. My son could do that job and my son NEEDS the job. So what if we required someone to prove they NEED a job before allowing them to apply? As much as I wish he'd quit and leave that job to someone who needs it, we can't think like that.

And as was explained, I don't have the opportunities based on my experience because of my schedule limitations as a student. There are a handful of 3rd shift data entry jobs in town, but they are rare.



There aren't many jobs, in general, that allow for little interaction.

What about telemarketing? I think that would be a good option which stregthens marketing skills and present the chance for bonuses
 
Old 06-28-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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What about telemarketing? I think that would be a good option which stregthens marketing skills and present the chance for bonuses

Ewww. No. Not a job for an introvert. I've done it, and I would do it again if I HAD to but at this point I don't HAVE to so I will pass.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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It's not unusual for restaurants to hire people into the entry jobs -- bussers, dishwashers, etc, and later promote them into roles with more responsibilities.

It also occurred to me that by having dishwasher applicants complete an online application, they may be trying to screen for the ability to read/write English.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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It's not unusual for restaurants to hire people into the entry jobs -- bussers, dishwashers, etc, and later promote them into roles with more responsibilities.
That is more likely to happen in a good economy though, when there's a dearth of qualified/experienced talent on the outside and there's plenty of money to waste.

In this economy however, I'd say they better get used to being a dishwasher for a while. That's why so many people are job hopping these days.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Do all or most employers require a online application ?
 
Old 06-28-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Which there aren't too many non-McJobs out there. Many professional positions are perma-temp these days.
Corporate wide, at dozens of facilities, we utilize perma temps for less than 2% of all professional positions, and almost exclusively at entry level. My last employer-also with a 5 figure headcount, has the same pattern. Temps, used to fiill spots, are few and far between.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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