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Old 12-04-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: IN
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I understand your anger, but you are not the only one unemployed/underemployed in this country. Teller positions have high turnover & if you are as experienced as you think you are, they probably know you'll leave when something better comes along. They'd rather higher the kid right out of college who wants to hang out & move up. Less risk.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I understand your anger, but you are not the only one unemployed/underemployed in this country. Teller positions have high turnover & if you are as experienced as you think you are, they probably know you'll leave when something better comes along. They'd rather higher the kid right out of college who wants to hang out & move up. Less risk.
Who's to say I wouldn't work hard while I was there and move up myself. The way the economy is, I could end up being promoted there also. I think someone right out of college would also have the same time expecations of when there were promoted as I would have.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: IN
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Who's to say I wouldn't work hard while I was there and move up myself. The way the economy is, I could end up being promoted there also. I think someone right out of college would also have the same time expecations of when there were promoted as I would have.
I agree with you but I was just stating the facts. I was in your same position two years ago.

They want low risk. Lets face it, the person who can't get a better job will "on paper" look like less of a risk than someone with qualifications to leave. It's stupid. It could be viewed as turning away future leaders. But, it happens.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:21 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Just to memoralize my conversation today, December 2, 2010, with someone in your human resources department. I have applied for a bank teller position at Woodforest three times now. I have been denied employment all three times. The third time I applied I took everything about my military service off my resume and got at least a phone interview. The recruiter who interviewed me seemed very concerned about my ability to be able to meet the requirements of the work schedule because of my Reserve commitment. I can only assume that I was not hired because of my commitment to the US Army Reserves. I would say with my education and previous experience I am more than qualified to be just a bank teller. I look forward to your response.

I'm hoping my pointed accusation will at least get a response from them.
I'm guessing it's the "just a bank teller" part that lost you the opening, not the "Reserve commitment" part.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:48 AM
 
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Or maybe "memorializing" a conversation. What's that mean? How about complete sentences?

I was in the Medical Reserves as an RN, but already had my jobs when needing to complete my commitments. I also had much more responsibility in Reserves than I could ever have as a civilian RN- it's why Reserves can be such a good thing.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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OP, Your first post is 100% arrogant. I clearly understand why you are NOT getting hired. Perhaps in the military arrogance is a desirable trait, but not in civilian life. Get past the "I'm better than this", hiring managers can sense that attitude, and will be repelled by it.

That does not hurt THEM. They will find many great candidates now. It is hurting YOU.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Way to revive a post from December. I own a golf course now with family members and work day to day as the sales and marketing manger for the course.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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Way to revive a post from December. I own a golf course now with family members and work day to day as the sales and marketing manger for the course.
Well, from researching the job market in Spokane. I stumbled on Spokanejobseeker's post. I find it interesting. I hope the economy is better now. I also wonder if jobs in Spokane paying int he mid-30k is acceptable, to support a family in the current Spokane Economy.

I will be leaving my current job that pays almost twice as much, just to relocate in Spokane.
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Way to revive a post from December. I own a golf course now with family members and work day to day as the sales and marketing manger for the course.
Congrats and thanks for updating us! That sounds a better fit than a teller position and probably the other things you had to apply to.
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