Sunday, June 06, 2010

"No Unemployed, Please"

Here's the story.

In a current job posting on The People Place, a job recruiting website for the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and engineering industries, an anonymous electronics company in Angleton, Texas, advertises for a "Quality Engineer." Qualifications for the job are the usual: computer skills, oral and written communication skills, light to moderate lifting. But red print at the bottom of the ad says, "Client will not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed regardless of the reason."

They're not the only one.

The best part is the lazy-ass HR twit's excuse:

"It's our preference that they currently be employed," he said. "We typically go after people that are happy where they are and then tell them about the opportunities here. We do get a lot of applications blindly from people who are currently unemployed -- with the economy being what it is, we've had a lot of people contact us that don't have the skill sets we want, so we try to minimize the amount of time we spent on that and try to rifle-shoot the folks we're interested in."

This means that the bozo doesn't want to: 1) intelligently interview potential candidates and/or: 2) doesn't want to run intelligent reference checks.

More likely, the munchkin does not know HOW to do either of them.

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