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My fucking puss-sack little nephews got me sick. I can't even swallow, my throat is too sore. I'm completely congested, coughing, sneezing and have watery eyes. *shakes impotent fist of rage*

At work, we've started to receive resumes for the open position in my office. One resume, so far, takes the cake. It states: when you hire me, I expect higher pay because I have to work with you dog killers. I'm sorry but wtf? Multiple problems with this. 1.) WHEN?! Way to assume, buddy. 2.) Salary demands already? and 25 bucks an hour? For a part time entry level position? 3.) Dog Killers? Way to insult the reviewing/hiring people.

The sad bit, this looks to be a real resume and a real application. I called their previous employer (been unemployed since 2007, gee, I wonder why) and they said this guy is for real, he's this psycho (not in those words but as close as they could be without risking a lawsuit).

*puts on trash pile*

The first day the resumes were being accepted was yesterday. We received 40 resumes. For a part time position that pays 10/hour. 40. Now I know the economy is in the crapper as the previous two times we opened this job up (at least once a year for the past 5 years), we've gotten maybe 5 resumes each time. And that's when the position was full-time with benefits.

Date: 2009-08-25 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanorofcastile.livejournal.com
*swaddles you in blankets and boxes of tissues*

Date: 2009-08-26 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
The boxes of tissues aren't comfy. Scratch my head? *whinges*

Date: 2009-08-26 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanorofcastile.livejournal.com
*tucks you in between Doctor Hotass and Captain Fine*

They'll definitely scritch your head for you ♥

Date: 2009-08-25 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nolagal.livejournal.com
Sorry you're sick! I applied for a substitute position and was one of 100 resumes. For a substitute preschool teacher! Ridiculous economy!

Date: 2009-08-26 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Oh holy moly. That's crazy with how many people applied. We've received another 15 applications today but I took a halfday so IDK if more came through or not.

The economy can recover any time now, plzkthx.

Date: 2009-08-25 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daddybear716.livejournal.com
The economy is that bad. People are reaching the point of their unemployment benefits running out, so they are applying for part time and low paying just to have a paycheck coming in. A friend of mine is a restaurant assistant manager, he will get 50-100 applications for a dishwasher position. Many of them from people with college degrees and coming from high paying jobs that no longer exist.

I just interviewed for a position at Office Max in the in print center. Turns out it was only part time and I need full time if I'm going to lose my Unemployment by taking the job. If my UI was ready to run out, I would have taken it. Yes, the economy sucks royally right now.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
It's just crazy how bad it's really gotten. And now to hear that unemployment is only going to get worse? Srsly? Dude, that sucks so hardcore. I'm looking for a new job but I'm not seeing anything except employers feeling like they can take advantage of needy people. There are three positions open around here right now that are equivelent to what I have and each pay less than 12 bucks an hour. Um, wow, that's WAY too low. I make more than that at Fry's stocking groceries let alone actually doing the accounting.

Hopefully you find something awesome soon!

Date: 2009-08-25 03:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shouldknobetter.livejournal.com
We just had an opening for an administrative assistant, a position that turns over about once a year. Normally, we have about 40 resumes. This time, there were around 150, from all sorts of work backgrounds.

Sounds like that resume was on the Do Not Rehire status when you called.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Yeah, my accounting assistants keep getting stolen by other departments or I fire them. We've had 6 people in the 5.5 years I've been here. One of them is now my full-time bookkeeper, though, so I can't really complain about her :D.

Oh definitely. They flat out said that there would be no way they'd even consider hiring this person back. They were adamant about it.

Date: 2009-08-25 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blcwriter.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well-- I hope that you're better soon! (And that you find someone to fill the opening who's not psycho. :))

Date: 2009-08-26 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I took half of today and all of tomorrow off so I'm already feeling "better" :D. But seriously, this should be over by Thursday, I hope, cause things really get crazy then.

We've got a lot of really great applicants though there's also the woman that's studied parapsychology and wonders about the ghosts of teh animals we've killed and how they're haunting the shelter.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blcwriter.livejournal.com
Sounds like a new season on Animal Planet, The Pet Ghost Whisperer. Mario Lopez can host, wearing filmy nightgowns.

Eew. I just squicked myself.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com

I would pay cash money to see that.

Date: 2009-08-25 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shygryf.livejournal.com
as someone who has been looking for an accounting job in tucson for over a year i can tell you it is that bad. I am up against people with bachelors degrees.

*sends you chicken soup*

I has a new phone with no numbers in it so call me!

Date: 2009-08-26 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
It's just freaking ridiculous how bad it is.

*noms it up* My mummy wouldn't make me soup :(

I'll do that but I'll also email you my number!

Date: 2009-08-25 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gryffindorj.livejournal.com
My husband claims he has been sick more in the past four years (since James was born) than he has the total sum of his life without children. Wait till they give you lice!

You should hire me for the job. I could use the money and I hate all animals so you can kill as many of those MFers as you would like.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Those fucking kids had better pray that they don't give me lice. I had it when I was a kid and I was miserable. I'm beyond bug-phobic, too. a;ldkfja;sdflj

They're cute when they're here but they always get me sick and make me miserable :(. I'm so bad at being sick.

LMFAO @ the rest of your comment! Move to AZ :D

Date: 2009-08-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehnt.livejournal.com
I don't mean to laugh but... that is HILARIOUS. "dog killers," SERIOUSLY? Insulting your potential employers is THE number one way to get you hired, dontcha know?

Sigh this does not bode well for my chances of getting a part time job soon! I guess I will just have to fill out EVEN MORE applications!

Date: 2009-08-26 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Srsly. It's totally the way to go, isn't it? They made their resume stand out. Sort of like the girl with the purple paper. Or the woman that studied parapsychology and wanted to investigate the ghosts of the dogs in the shelter.

I hate to say this but yeah, definitely going to have to fill out more applications. The economy can improve at any point, plzkthx.

Date: 2009-08-25 10:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] karaz.livejournal.com
First they beat you at Uno and now this? They must not want Auntie Wook to get them anything for Christmas this year! >.> Hope you're feeling better soon.

And for a part-time job entry level position that pays me $25/hr, I'd tell you how fab you are every day - even on the days I didn't have to come in. I'm only a SAHM right now because I'd have to be working full time to make it worth it.
Edited Date: 2009-08-25 10:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-26 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Yeah, they're assholes. Lovable and cute and adorable. But assholes. They're lucky their birthdays have already passed :P

And they didn't just beat me at UNO. The one round, I ended with about 20 cards while they only had like 2 each and then one went out. They murdered me at it. That was the round won by the 3 year old. Out of 10 games I won one. ONE. I'm like 26 years older than them, dammit! I have mad skillz!

Only a SAHM? Dude. You have the hardest job EVER. That's more than full-time right there. It's definitely a job I'm not at all qualified for.

You can still tell me how fab I am, even without the pay :P

Date: 2009-08-25 10:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-26 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-08-26 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripperfunster.livejournal.com
I once got a resume from a very strange fellow (goth-ish looking femmy-dude) and I can't remember his name, but it was quite odd, like; Quantish Mensitude or something ... and it had more about his likes and dislikes regarding fellow humans than it did about any work experience.

Then, at the end there was a little footnote, stating that if his references didn't recongnize the name Quantish Mesitude, then I should ask about Steve Smith, because he had recently changed his name.

Needless to say, we did not hire Quantish. not. even. close.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com

So he actually chose that name? WTF I don't get the symbolism of the name and I really don't think that I want to.

I got a resume on pretty, square and purple paper today. Then there was the lady that studied parapsychology that was interested in studying the ghosts of all the dogs that have died in the shelter.

I'm getting some real winners :D But none on a par with Quantish or the like.

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