I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.
RE: I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.
Yep, that looks like the fate of the long term unemployed looking for jobs.
You’re not recycling?
I’m sending in the feds...
You showed him.
Very impressed. Hope that made you feel better.
Why in your trash can?
Here’s the problem: At least in my state, say your engineer was laid off: His “benefits” (which at least initially did come from his employer’s “cost of labor”) would be 2/3 of his recent income. But in many cases, such as mine when I was laid off, I had already accepted a pay cut & hung on with “the company” to try to help it survive. Plus I knew decent jobs were getting very scarce. In my case, my actual paycheck went down by 40% before my layoff. After being laid off, add it all up (more like “subtract it all off”) and my “benefit” check was under 40% of my take home pay of a little over a year prior.
So... Let’s say I find non-professional, most likely temporary employment, for about the same pay as the unemployment benefits. Most likely there is no health insurance to go with such a job - a big concern for a 50+ year-old with a family to support. But, that employment is the best thing available. When that employment ends, guess what: New benefits will be calculated from the recent employment (2/3 again) - and now one is REALLY in trouble. Worse, now anyone looking for a “professional” will take one look at the most recent employment, and do what you did - chuck the resume or job app in the trash.
Your engineer was probably not “lazy.” He was likely desperate and making the best financial decision available.
You sound like a real douche bag.
You sound like a grade A Ahole.
Ah, so you’re a publicly posting a-hole who epitomizes the scummy attitudes that are keeping me from working.
Screw you - I hope you get to experience the misery of unemployment, of constantly being looked down upon, of seeing your future and your ability to keep a roof over your head disappear, and get to experience the daily humiliation that goes with not working.
You are fetid filth, and have no home here on FR.