Thursday, January 21, 2010

The latest tactics

For those of us who are not good at sales and know that we can't make a good first impression because of the way we look (and we can't help it!) the new tactic to draw us into pyramid schemes has taken a new turn.

Now they post jobs that are non-sales related, then send you an email telling you that "you qualify to be a manager," then they ask you to go back to their website and ask you to fill out yet another job application for the "marketing manager" position. That way, if they get in trouble they can show that you filled out an application for that position.

This is classic bait-and-switch, but while they are regulated, they have no choice but to lure you into filling out the second job application for the position you are trying to avoid.

If they were not regulated, you would simply be forced into that position and then fired when they didn't get what they were expecting from you because they deceived you in the first place.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You're not going to hear from anyone.

Nope. Nobody's hiring. They say they are. Nobody's giving me an opportunity for an interview. I'm sure it's because of my age. Employers these days are looking for fresh impressionable kids.

Once you get laid off in middle age, your done. You're trash. It doesn't matter if you go to college and get a degree in anything. You're finished.

After putting in the time and effort to prepare the proper paperwork, how does one go about thanking all those potential employers who didn't respond at all?

I have to think of something creative.