Post by greatcoastal on Jun 2, 2019 19:55:26 GMT -5
something else I learned about "online applications" ( at least in the trucking industry) is how often the same few companies are always hiring?
This in itself seems like a big red flag.
Just read the comment section and you will soon learn how "management sucks" and why they can't keep anyone. The low pay, the lack of incentive, the crazy, unknown hours, etc...
Some of the companies with high turn around, require endless heavy lifting. like loading roofing shingles onto a conveyor belt, carrying them up ladders and unloading them on roof tops, in the Fl. heat! Maybe 20 yrs ago... but not at my age!!!
My first week I was teamed up with an older man , who, in several days gave me nothing but a boatload of negative info (opinions) about the staff, and the way the company does things. He's gone now.
Now that I have my CDL class A I am stuck with applying for jobs online. You end up giving out a wealth of personal information, and not hearing back from anyone!
Following up is next to impossible! I've tried numerous phone calls, and showing up in person, only to be told " you need to apply online".
Like so many jobs, I think it comes back to 'who you know".
I applied for city and county jobs. That was....." a learning experience" to put it politely! Fortunately, I have a friend who actually writes/designs these same kind of application programs that kept shutting down on me.
My friend gave me words of encouragement, " you did fine. Don't feel bad. No one would know how to get around this. These where written 15 yrs. ago and need a lot of updating. Don't feel stupid, it's their system that's screwed up, not you. Look at it this way, imagine how many other people struggle with these things and give up? At least we got your name in".
I am also struggling with being either 'overqualified' again, or not having enough recent experience.
Once upon a time, companies used to love someone showing interest in a job by following up. Now, if they even HAVE an HR department anymore, they treat any sort of follow up as a time-waster and a hardship on them, and you're probably more likely to decrease your chances at getting hired. So I agree that today "who you know" is more important than ever.
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2019 17:15:04 GMT -5 by deadzone75
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
worksforme2: Hey ironhamster...I just saw your picture on another site and your head wasn't covered. You actually look better without the bandana....
Sept 2, 2019 11:54:55 GMT -5
javba: Dunno Iron Hamster - I have not seen your other photo - I think you ROCK anyways.
Sept 4, 2019 10:11:42 GMT -5
worksforme2: Happened across Tamara68 on another site, messaged her but she didn't respond...
Sept 15, 2019 13:13:02 GMT -5
elkclan2: Dealing with an escaped gerbil. Fun times.
Sept 16, 2019 13:01:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: 1. Hope tamara is doing well. 2. Elkclan2, did you catch the critter???
Sept 17, 2019 15:40:05 GMT -5
worksforme2: Tamara answered me yesterday. She and her partner are moving into a house next week. It's probably about as good as is possible. She didn't comment on the situation with her daughter.
Sept 17, 2019 17:46:02 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Thanks for the update; just hope she is happy
Sept 17, 2019 19:49:55 GMT -5
workingonit: Elkclan2 my son's gerbil escaped at the same time as his pet snake. I did not think it was a coincidence!
Sept 17, 2019 20:40:26 GMT -5
hopingforachange: Wow, is been forever since I read the shoutbox.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:01 GMT -5
hopingforachange: I need to set up another Skype session.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:16 GMT -5
sme935: Not quite sure if anyone reads it but if there is a female in the Chicago area (40-60 years old) who is interested in chatting with me drop me a message or look at my profile for messenger screenname;
Sept 19, 2019 9:09:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Another Skype session would be great!
Sept 21, 2019 10:51:02 GMT -5
elkclan2: Gerbil was recaptured unharmed. Turns out my cat is good at opening gerbil cages, but not good at catching gerbils.
Sept 27, 2019 8:10:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Yay! Glad to hear the critter is okay.
Sept 28, 2019 20:44:20 GMT -5
worksforme2: elkclan2....don't feed cat for a couple days, cat will become very proficient at catching gerbil
Sept 29, 2019 14:15:01 GMT -5
javba: Hi folks been gone a minute [several minutes actually] What is the skype we're referencing?
Oct 1, 2019 8:55:44 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: javba, once in a while someone sets up a group Skype chat, so we can see each other and chat. I have a Skype account with my user name from here for them. One hasn't happened in a long time...
Oct 6, 2019 9:55:29 GMT -5
wewbwb: I'm pretty sure that it was seeing my ass.
Oct 6, 2019 15:21:29 GMT -5
petrushka: you breed donkeys?
Oct 10, 2019 6:05:03 GMT -5
worksforme2: Happy Birthday shamwow….
Oct 11, 2019 9:02:53 GMT -5