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Al Dawson

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General > Job Interviews

Red flag? Had a panel interview with SIX people for a 28K a year job

Pretty much the norm, unfortunately because of this extended recession (depression), companies are quite full of themselves. Oh man, they're out to get the best and brightest for ...

13 months ago
General > Career Advice

Have I basically screwed up my life?

It's very difficult to screw up your life at 22. Just don't fry your brain on drugs, go to prison or kill yourself...you'll be fine.

14 months ago
General > Career Advice

Anyone Else Have Parents Who Think Success is Easy to Attain?

I've going through the same type of thing. My dad is highly intelligent, I'm not. He's one of these types that thinks all of life is about thinking, attitude, hard work and having ...

14 months ago
General > Career Advice

Avoiding a toxic workplace

Toxic workplaces are rampant these days. If you've never worked for one, you are probably one of the toxicities and in your element.

19 months ago
General > How to Use Indeed

can't find a Job

That's essentially having no degree so forget about that giving you any leverage. Just look at every day run of the mill jobs...retail, etc.

20 months ago
General > Job Interviews

The Arrogance of Employers During the Hiring

Disregard any job that says "Fast Paced Work Environment"...it's always going to be either a BS job or a BS company.

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Not happy, stick it out or do something?

Sorry, I just couldn't get through all of that

21 months ago
General > Career Advice

amazed at what goes on

[QUOTE who="Dontbelieveit in Crazyhorse, Indiana"]I totally agree.
Yet, people say that. Some think it sounds fun, but it's not fun when it's not a choice.

21 months ago
General > Career Advice

amazed at what goes on

[QUOTE who="Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio"]One thing I've noticed at my local Big Box... of course there are always new faces at the registers, but there are also ...

21 months ago
General > Career Advice

Careers for people who "don't like people"

"Introverted" "Shy", "Quiet", "Reserved" are all seen as weak character traits in our society. Once you're identified as such, especially in ...

21 months ago
General > Career Advice

amazed at what goes on

Companies these days are amazing aren't they...they want everything from you but are willing to give you very little. They want you to be part of their little Cult and will subject ...

21 months ago
General > Job Interviews

What does it mean to 'sell yourself' in an interview?

it's just something people say....one of those worn out cliches.

21 months ago
General > Career Advice

Are we in a depression or recession?

The biggest thing the President can do is lead, this particular President is anything but a leader. Essentially all he does is throw congress under the bus which from a populist ...

22 months ago
General > Career Advice 23 months ago
General > Career Advice

Religion in the work place.

I became concerned about this after applying with and doing a phone interview with Interstate Battery, I decided that I would be very uncomfortable in that culture. I was never ...

24 months ago
General > Career Advice 2 years ago
General > Career Advice

HR Horror Stories

I liked HR departments a whole lot better then they were called "Personnel". These days, I think it's a group of very dangerous people with an inflated power structure ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

How to deal with Millennials?

[QUOTE who="Dog_Guy in Miami, Florida"]I think you might be right, Joe. There's this young gal and I mean YOUNG, not even sure if she's legal, at the grocery store that's ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

It's illogical to say ACA (ObamaCare) hurts the job market!

The guy is a wolf in sheep's clothing, the only people that would support his policies are either the uninformed, who get their news from "mainstream" news outfits, or ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Any truth to this statement?

I'm beginning to doubt that cliche and put it on the 'overused job hunting cliche list'. I had a low end job for 2 1/2 years and was looking that entire time, I had no more ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

No longer confident in my skills. Eventually stopped applying for jobs. What to do?

[QUOTE who="Better.luck.next.time in Albany, New York"]Get off his case. He won the election. He's had more disasters than any other president to date. And despite the ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Is Obamacare Really To Blame?

Lately, the liberals have kind of come out of the closet and shown their head, although the mainstream media is giving Obama and the Democrats a free pass, make no mistake about ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Is Obamacare Really To Blame?

[QUOTE who="Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois"]I know a lot of people want to blame Obamacare as to where our workforce and economy is headed for: part-time with zero ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unhireable?

Listening to other peoples advice is pointless, everyone's situation is different....difference ages, different background, different looks, genetics (it matters more than you ...

2 years ago
Company > USAA

What's the company culture at USAA?

My perception, from the outside, was that USAA was a reputable, well run company. It's sad to read these comments, my perception of the company has changed.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

What does Gen Y want in the workplace?

[QUOTE who="Lostmyhope in Virginia"]dont matter what i think. i dont have anymore power then the president right now. thats all i will say on this subject!!![/QUOTE]

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

What does Gen Y want in the workplace?

[QUOTE who="Lostmyhope in Virginia"]good thing we have somebody to blame ... couldnt be anyone elses fault that we are in this mess. right????[/QUOTE]

A good ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

What does Gen Y want in the workplace?

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]There is a lot to be said of anyone that survived that time. I can't even fathom what it was to live through a depression ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Some things you won't find on the internet and that nobody is going to tell you, about job hunting..

Yup, we have become the Facebook Society. It's all about how you look and how "popular" you are.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Tattoos n Interviews

I thought there were only 3-4 people posting on this entire board or maybe 1-2.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Tattoos n Interviews

On the job, I don't want to see any of it...tats, religious stuff, awareness wristbands, etc. I don't care about your personal convictions, statements, etc. There are a few ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice 2 years ago
Company > Kmart

LOSS PREVENTION DEPARTMENT SUCKS

The majority of security jobs are low end and dead end, you have to be really desperate to take one

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Former manager is blackballing me

I suspected the same thing, in fact I know it so I used Allison and Taylor in hopes of gaining insight; however the company would not return phones calls or answer the phone so it ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

If Employers Aren't Interested In Your Skills, Abilities and Experience...

Basically, we've become a Facebook culture. It's all about how you look, popularity (no matter how false it is) and being a mainstream drone. Individualism is not something our ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

what to do when it's the boss who is bad mouthing you.

HR will only deal with sociopaths who are lower echelon working stiffs, Managers / Directors are free to bully with little or no resistance from HR...it's a joke

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Did I do well?

It's impossible to know what's in these peoples mind, just don't worry about it and keep looking

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

My Frustration with the News Media as it relates to Jobs and the Economy

[QUOTE who="jobseeker in Bethesda, Maryland"]Since you bring up Mexico, don't you notice how it's becoming here just like it is in Mexico or other third world countries ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

My Frustration with the News Media as it relates to Jobs and the Economy

Bank Of America is a sleazy little (big) institution

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Fighting with no identity

[QUOTE who="Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois"]I think if Hillary was elected back in November of 2007, the economy would be in much better shape than it is now and ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

My Frustration with the News Media as it relates to Jobs and the Economy

[QUOTE who="Calfornian in Hayward, California"]Do you know how many people blamed the media for protecting Bush when he was president? The media is just dumb, bad or ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Fighting with no identity

You know, as a male in American Culture, you're identified by what you do, not who you are. Coming up on 3 years unemployment and with no identity, very isolated, this is becoming ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

A Word About Age Discrimination from my 82 Year Old Father...

Is Bluetea Male or Female? Can't figure it out for the life of me

2 years ago
General > Career Advice 2 years ago
General > Career Advice

My boss wants to fire me

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]Well put. Gender has little to do with it. It's more about the egos of bosses and how she or he perceives an employee ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

My boss wants to fire me

[QUOTE who="ThatIsNotMyName in Nashville, Tennessee"]My last boss was a male and turned into a nightmare. Gender isn't a factor here.[/QUOTE]

Go work for a female ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Here's one for you...

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]After re-reading some of her latest posts, I have concluded this much; this is not someone employed, doing well, and just ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

True Vacations Have Become Impossible -- Anyone Else?

You would be surprised to find that if you were taken out by a bus, nothing would change, in fact, it may get better. Every micro-manager in the world thinks the show can't ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Here's one for you...

I thought Beth was employed, why on earth would an employed person be on an Indeed message board?? In any case, she sure does come across as a snooty little wench

2 years ago
Company > Terracon

What's the company culture at Terracon?

I interviewed with these jokers a year or so ago, I made up my mind that I had no interest in the job within 5 minutes in to the interview. The guy I interviewed with was obviously ...

2 years ago

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