On Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:25:44 PM UTC-7, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
I'm not an employer, so please excuse my .02. I agree with every word you
said. Have you considered foreign imports? They are usually better educat
ed, and in most cases, have far more work ethic than the semi-literate youn
g-'uns you have been seeing.
Second thought: What is actually wrong with hiring a "60-year-old guy" as l
ong as he can meet your requirements? The recession has wrecked the lives
of many respectable, well-qualified workers who THOUGHT they could look fo
rward to a decent retirement with their families. If the older workers can
retrain to do what you want, I can guarantee you that they sure as hell kn
ow what compound interest is!
On 10/13/2013 7:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
********************Trim Da Phat********************
Back in the 1970's me and a several guys I knew decided to take a
refresher course so we could obtain our First Class FCC license required
for a job as a broadcast engineer. We already knew our electronics and
had experience in the field but needed a little
help to guarantee we passed our test. There was one gal in the class.
She was nice and we all liked her but she didn't know one end of a
soldering iron from the other but did know a screwdriver was for
screwing. Everyone in the class passed the test and obtained our First
Class FCC license. Guess who was immediately hired by a radio station?
That was my first real brush with Affirmative Action. o_O
When Kodak still had employees, my Dad used to joke
that a Jewish Black woman could be hired and be VP
within a year. As usual, the Congress is the problem,
writing and enforcing laws like Affirmative Action.
Sadly, Congress "pay no attention to the man behind
the curtain!" seldom gets credit for their problems.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:34:11 -0400, Stormin Mormon
All this BS is before the supreme court again. somehow some of the
justices don't understand the concept of "treat everyone equal"
preferring to treat some people as more equal then others.
The reason a college degree is required for almost any decent job
today is because making a degree a job requirement eliminates many of
the "equal employment class" from the job pool and somehow has managed
to escape the ire of the Affirmative action wackos. They have,
however, started attacking the notion that you can ask someone if they
are a convicted criminal when considering employing them. That's
unfair, you shouldn't be allowed to protect your workplace from KNOWN
thieves cuz they 'paid their time' in jail and shouldn't get punished
again in the workplace. I guess the notion that maybe they shouldn't
have been out thieving never occurred to these people.
How about determining the intelligence of job applicants because you
have very expensive equipment you don't want some dumbass destroying
because he can't read and understand the operating instructions? But
darn, that would be racist even if it eliminated many Caucasian job
On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:32:39 -0500, The Daring Dufas
years ago, state gvt, I was going to interview applicants for my clerk
position. I thought I would do a very short dictation and have them
type it up as part of the interview. Mentioned that to HR and they
blew a gasket. It was to BE ASSUMED that if HR put them on "the list"
that they had those minimum qualifications. Did HR test them for
that? No, they just took their word for it!!! But I was not allowed
to verify they actually had the skill. Basically we were not allowed
to "test them" in anyway as part of the interview.
Nothing, but they are skilled and experienced people not interested in
doing menial work for low wages. They want and are worth double the
wages this entry level position pays. We have a lot of over 60 people
and in the past couple of years we had two retire at age 76 and 74. Half
our workforce is over 50,
That would have been a fun transcript to read.
Interviewer: So, Senator Obama, what have you accomplished?
Obama: Now, let me make myself perfectly clear. We will bring hope and
Interviewer: What are some of your goals?
Obama: We want to fundimentally transform the nation.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:15:48 PM UTC-7, Dean Hoffman wrote:
Do you know any place where I can compare a pound of Russet potatoes or Rib
eye steak or a gallon of milk or a visit to the doctor for a yearly check-u
p (without some bs insurance) or a semester of English 101 at Harvard (with
out tuition assistance) or a gallon of gasoline? Unlike appliances, all tho
se things have not changed. For that matter, I remember paying $150.00 for
a calculator in 1976 that I can buy today for $1.99 and I would prefer the
old appliances that were built to last anyway. Technology is not a good com
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