The Greatest Resignation

Employers complaining that they can’t fill millions of jobs. Meanwhile, there are millions of unemployed people looking for work. Employers could fill jobs if they were to become realistic, adapt to the work force as it really is, and make those jobs better.

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  • alex_the_tired
    November 18, 2021 5:56 AM

    The whole job ad process is underutilized by the employee-in-waiting.
    First rule: The longer the application, the less likely you’re going to want to work there. I have never seen an exception.
    Second rule: If they don’t mention salary or if they ask YOU about your “salary expectations,” that’s a big alarm bell. Every company in existence (that remains in existence for longer than the store next to Bob’s Burgers) budgets for a position BEFORE they write the ad. They know what they’re paying. They’re hoping for the stellar employee who sucks at negotiating so they can take advantage of the chump. Don’t be a chump. I mean, unless that’s your kink.
    Third rule (to complete the syllogism): They will never treat you better than when they’re trying to get you to sign that contract to come on board. And if they’re already trying to shortchange you while demanding that you tell them your GPA and what high school you went to and whether you’ve ever been found guilty of a moving violation, you are getting a taste of them on their “best” behavior. Their “company” manners, so to speak.
    You might be desperate for a job. I’ve been there (I have a summer home there). But once you take Crap Job, you’re locked in for at least six months unless you have something else you can fill your resume with. Step up onto the life raft, but not if it’s on fire.

  • And if you meet all the qualifications, you are, by definition “overqualified” so–no job.

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