Employers need to have a little more respect for employees.
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I recently quit my job. I'd had enough of their abuse.
Since most of my career has not required a resume, cover letter and appropriate interview I was unsure what to expect at a recent job interview. Well they had some very interesting questions. Like:
1. If you won the lottery would you come in to work? I said if they needed me to help train someone new, yes.
2. Do you take constructive criticism well? Yes I prefer to do my job right.
3. It takes on average three years to train one of our employees fully do you intend to be here that long? I said I would have to wait and see how things went.
4. What is your idea of the perfect manager? I said someone who tells me what to do and then lets me do it. I would ask if I had questions.
And many more interesting and yet weird questions like that. Well I responded in truth. I guess that wasn't good enough as I didn't get the position. When I called back to see what if anything could have been improved they didn't say much of anything. When I asked if there was any particular reason I didn't get the position they hesitated. I volunteered, was it that someone else was more qualified? They said yes but to reapply if the position came open again.
I acknowledged that. It so happened that the same position opened up about two months later. I reapplied but did not even receive an interview this time. I mistakenly told them I was going to school part time.
I guess I should've have lied, told them I'd stay forever, give up my first and only child and do it with a smile on my face.
Not to mention that they don't even have the decency these days to email you to let you know you were not accepted.
In my opinion work is something that each of us has to do to live. Some get lucky and find their dream jobs but a recent survey of the US indicated that nearly 60 percent of American citizens were unhappy at their jobs but stayed anyway.
I guess that's life, but it sucks.
It would be really nice if employers could at least try to be a little more honest. Since they expect it from their employees.