Well, I’ve been absent for a while, the reason being I’m miserable and not in the mood to write much. My current job sucks, we get near zero off time, and what little we get, I needed to use for medical purposes. So, as with many Americans who work in this shit-fuck country where employers don’t feel any obligation to give people reasonable amounts of PTO, I will likely soon hit a conflict where it’s stay employed or go to that doctor appointment. And for context, I’ve had to use five days so far, for the year. That’s less than half of what the average US worker gets for vacation alone, with sick time added on, and I’m already through the majority of all the time my employer ‘allows. But, I figured I’d drop a post for fun and to cheer myself up.
My current favorite corporate/recruiting bullshit phrase, “we want someone who has ‘lived in’ that world.” You hear this when recruiting for all kinds of positions. It’s yet another subjective, unquantifiable bullshit ‘requirement’ hiring managers throw at you to as a catch-all excuse to reject anyone and everyone they want for not having ‘lived in that world.’ Of course, why the fuck would you want someone who has lived in that world, in any function? If they’ve already been in that world successfully, wouldn’t a good candidate want to move up and out of that fucking world, jackass? And if they do want to stay in that world, do you really want someone with a complete lack of ambition or of such a narrow scope of experience working for you? What value do they add?
The recruiting train of bullshit continues. If you like my posts, a better way to get them is to check out my comments at Ere.net or Recruiter.com. Sniping at all the bullshit written by many others in the industry is, right now, easier than coming up with original material.