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You STILL have things going on.... - Well, of course you do!
04-28-2010, 12:55 PM,
#16
 
I'm having the kind of day where you think..."It can only get better from here."

I'm practically in tears, because I was yelled at for NOT willing to lie on my resume.
"Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances."
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04-28-2010, 12:57 PM,
#17
 
Lady Luck Wrote:I'm having the kind of day where you think..."It can only get better from here."

I'm practically in tears, because I was yelled at for NOT willing to lie on my resume.
Who yelled at you? dontknow.gif
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04-28-2010, 02:07 PM,
#18
 
Darran Wrote:
Lady Luck Wrote:I'm having the kind of day where you think..."It can only get better from here."

I'm practically in tears, because I was yelled at for NOT willing to lie on my resume.
Who yelled at you? dontknow.gif
What Darran said. Why and who would yell at you for NOT willing to lie on your resume? That is just strange. ???
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04-28-2010, 02:58 PM,
#19
 
froggie59 Wrote:
Darran Wrote:
Lady Luck Wrote:I'm having the kind of day where you think..."It can only get better from here."

I'm practically in tears, because I was yelled at for NOT willing to lie on my resume.
Who yelled at you? dontknow.gif
What Darran said. Why and who would yell at you for NOT willing to lie on your resume? That is just strange. ???
I was applying for a program through the City of Chicago.
I had to take tests back in January, which I passed with flying colors, and today, I had attend two consultations. One of them was a resume consultation, where your resume is reviewed. (The man with whom who I originally had the appointment called in sick and didn't bother to contact me to reschedule, so one of his coworkers filled in for him.)

I was told:

1. To list companies with whom I had freelanced as MY clients, even though they are, in fact, my AGENCY'S clients (The companies pay my agency and my agency pays me, the companies DO NOT pay me directly.) This NOT just semantics; this impacts how I file taxes.

2. To delete extra professional classes that I had taken pertinent to my work. (Their reasoning being that those were "just classes," and not part of a degree/certification program.)

3. To eliminate my job title from my resume, "because it is not seen as professional." (O.K., not exactly a lie, just not terribly logical.)

4. To list computer programs that I had worked with that are now obsolete (also not terribly logical).

5. To list EVERY SKILL that I had trained new employees to do. (This would take up a resume in and of itself.)

So, I got yelled at that I was being "difficult," and that I HAD to make the changes he wanted, or he would not work with me. And then the consultant walked out of the room. And subsequently, I was told that there were no openings in the program until July. Even though I had taken tests last year and was told back then that there would be openings in January. (There was no follow up on their part). And yet, the other applicant, less qualified than me, and, let's just diplomatically say, a different background, somehow got admitted today.

I know I did the right thing by speaking up. And no amount of bullying (and possibly discrimination) is going to change my mind. Still, it's SO FRUSTRATING.

Thanks for letting me vent!

:angry:
"Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances."
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04-28-2010, 06:06 PM,
#20
 
The un-employment situation here in IL is a giant web of crap.
And recently two job openings that were perfect for my Husband - well, he interviewed but didn't get either of them. The reason ? Because he doesn't speak fluent Spanish. dontknow.gif
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04-28-2010, 07:50 PM,
#21
 
Lady Luck Wrote:
froggie59 Wrote:
Darran Wrote:
Lady Luck Wrote:I'm having the kind of day where you think..."It can only get better from here."

I'm practically in tears, because I was yelled at for NOT willing to lie on my resume.
Who yelled at you? dontknow.gif
What Darran said. Why and who would yell at you for NOT willing to lie on your resume? That is just strange. ???
I was applying for a program through the City of Chicago.
I had to take tests back in January, which I passed with flying colors, and today, I had attend two consultations. One of them was a resume consultation, where your resume is reviewed. (The man with whom who I originally had the appointment called in sick and didn't bother to contact me to reschedule, so one of his coworkers filled in for him.)

I was told:

1. To list companies with whom I had freelanced as MY clients, even though they are, in fact, my AGENCY'S clients (The companies pay my agency and my agency pays me, the companies DO NOT pay me directly.) This NOT just semantics; this impacts how I file taxes.

2. To delete extra professional classes that I had taken pertinent to my work. (Their reasoning being that those were "just classes," and not part of a degree/certification program.)

3. To eliminate my job title from my resume, "because it is not seen as professional." (O.K., not exactly a lie, just not terribly logical.)

4. To list computer programs that I had worked with that are now obsolete (also not terribly logical).

5. To list EVERY SKILL that I had trained new employees to do. (This would take up a resume in and of itself.)

So, I got yelled at that I was being "difficult," and that I HAD to make the changes he wanted, or he would not work with me. And then the consultant walked out of the room. And subsequently, I was told that there were no openings in the program until July. Even though I had taken tests last year and was told back then that there would be openings in January. (There was no follow up on their part). And yet, the other applicant, less qualified than me, and, let's just diplomatically say, a different background, somehow got admitted today.

I know I did the right thing by speaking up. And no amount of bullying (and possibly discrimination) is going to change my mind. Still, it's SO FRUSTRATING.

Thanks for letting me vent!

:angry:
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He had no reason to yell at you and he sounds very unprofessional...don't allow him to upset you. I don't know your situation and you may need this job, but are you certain that you want to work with people like this? I'm thinking that you may have been the "lucky" one today for not being admitted!
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04-28-2010, 08:29 PM,
#22
 
cheapdate Wrote:a giant web of crap.
*getting a visual here, complete with spider*
:oh:
"Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances."
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04-29-2010, 07:17 AM,
#23
 
Lady Luck Wrote:
cheapdate Wrote:a giant web of crap.
*getting a visual here, complete with spider*
:oh:
Yes, the employment agency recruiters have been quite the spiders lately. icon_ncool.gif
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04-29-2010, 07:26 AM,
#24
 
We're expecting a few days in the 70's here although accompanied with sustained winds of 30mph and gusts to 40mph. Possibly some very strong storms over the weekend. Hmmmm....I told my husband NOT to put the screens up on the deck until after mid-May.
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04-29-2010, 11:40 AM,
#25
 
I read a business article recently that said that the unemployed should expect to remain unemployed 1 month for each $10,000 they earned in salary. If this keeps up, I am going to far surpass that!! I've had ONE decent job for which I interveiwed. Didn't get it. In hindsight, I guess I should have gotten on my knees and begged! Gawd.
But, I am getting plenty of 'offers' via the internet, working part-time, my OWN hours, earning $50K+. Too bad they don't know how to write sensible english. Too bad that I already heard that it's a scam: They send you a check for several thousand, you are to deposit it in your bank account and then get a money order for that amount (from the $ in YOUR bank account) and send it asap to someone. Too bad that the company's check was no good and you are now out the $$ from YOUR personal funds....
12:35. Lunchtime. Is it too early to drink??
BTW: If you need a (desk) job: MOST (if no ALL) state unemployment offices are hiring claims takers (HS grads) or claims specialists (BA or BS 4-year college degree). Here they pay $13+ per hour.
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04-29-2010, 01:00 PM,
#26
 
1955Meg Wrote:Too bad that I already heard that it's a scam: They send you a check for several thousand, you are to deposit it in your bank account and then get a money order for that amount (from the $ in YOUR bank account) and send it asap to someone. Too bad that the company's check was no good and you are now out the $$ from YOUR personal funds....
My idiot BIL actually fell for that one! It was one of his hair-brained ideas to earn money so as to not lose his house. Lucky for him that his bank caught it before they issued him the money orders. Didn't matter, though, as he racked up so many NSF fees at his previous bank that the new bank closed his account and reported him to ChexSystems. He cannot open an account until he pays for the outstanding fees.

His was a "secret shopper" job. His "employer" sent him checks which he was to deposit and use the funds to purchase things at various stores from a list that they provided. He was to return them at a later date and keep the cash from the returns as his "earnings". Then, with the money that wasn't used (as the check was for thousands of dollars, but he only had to buy a few hundred dollars worth of merchandise), he was to get money orders for the same amount and send them back to his "employer". They even went as far as to tell him what amounts to get the money orders for. He also had to fill out a questionnaire for each shopping experience. And, to make matters worse, my hubby thought it was legit! I mentioned that it sounded like a scam, but I was ignored. I also asked my hubby if his brother checked the company out on the BBB. He said yes. Funny, as when I checked them out, it screamed scam and they had an "F" ranking. I just sat back and laughed (silently) when the sh!t hit the fan.

They never said anything, but I saw the documents from the bank stating that the checks that were deposited were bogus. Hmmm.....told ya so! :glare:
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04-29-2010, 04:34 PM,
#27
 
Country Girl 3 Wrote:
1955Meg Wrote:Too bad that I already heard that it's a scam: They send you a check for several thousand, you are to deposit it in your bank account and then get a money order for that amount (from the $ in YOUR bank account) and send it asap to someone. Too bad that the company's check was no good and you are now out the $$ from YOUR personal funds....
My idiot BIL actually fell for that one! It was one of his hair-brained ideas to earn money so as to not lose his house. Lucky for him that his bank caught it before they issued him the money orders. Didn't matter, though, as he racked up so many NSF fees at his previous bank that the new bank closed his account and reported him to ChexSystems. He cannot open an account until he pays for the outstanding fees.

His was a "secret shopper" job. His "employer" sent him checks which he was to deposit and use the funds to purchase things at various stores from a list that they provided. He was to return them at a later date and keep the cash from the returns as his "earnings". Then, with the money that wasn't used (as the check was for thousands of dollars, but he only had to buy a few hundred dollars worth of merchandise), he was to get money orders for the same amount and send them back to his "employer". They even went as far as to tell him what amounts to get the money orders for. He also had to fill out a questionnaire for each shopping experience. And, to make matters worse, my hubby thought it was legit! I mentioned that it sounded like a scam, but I was ignored. I also asked my hubby if his brother checked the company out on the BBB. He said yes. Funny, as when I checked them out, it screamed scam and they had an "F" ranking. I just sat back and laughed (silently) when the sh!t hit the fan.

They never said anything, but I saw the documents from the bank stating that the checks that were deposited were bogus. Hmmm.....told ya so! :glare:
$hit, they sent me the 'secret shopper' one too, but it didn't sound like you made enough money. Didn't even know that it was a scam, Country Girl, thanks for the head's up! How pathetic is it to take money from people who are already struggling bc they are unemployed? Sad
And Country Girl, you have always been way too smart for that bunch! I pity them: you ARE always right!! Smile
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04-30-2010, 11:07 AM,
#28
 
I'm happy that I figured out how to fix my resume that that consultant (an IT guy!) screwed up. He somehow messed up the format, so that the alignment wasn't consistent.

My resume is in an older template, and those types are notoriously difficult to reformat. Somehow, I figured it out ... and I am not a computer whiz by anyone's standards.
"Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances."
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04-30-2010, 11:51 AM,
#29
 
Here's something fun for the drummer in all of us! (This 4 year old gets better as the song goes on...) Big Grin
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligenc...ummer.html
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05-01-2010, 11:58 AM,
#30
 
Did anybody watch that video clip? It really is awesome! I guarantee your complete enjoyment!! Big Grin
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