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Yesterday, 05:30 PM
RE: Scientific support for RBE
(Yesterday 05:02 PM)RBMG Wrote:  ... few places require you to physically walk in to submit your resume, though you can if you want ...

Unless the world has changed even more radically than I supposed, hiring only happens AFTER a personal interview, or several interviews. Blasting resumes out either by paper or by electrons is 99% wasted effort; getting real face time is what clinches the position, and even clinches getting the interviews that will clinch the position.

Is hiring done these days without face to face interaction? Strange new world if so.
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Yesterday, 08:39 PM
RE: Scientific support for RBE
(Yesterday 05:30 PM)Airportkid Wrote:  
(Yesterday 05:02 PM)RBMG Wrote:  ... few places require you to physically walk in to submit your resume, though you can if you want ...

Unless the world has changed even more radically than I supposed, hiring only happens AFTER a personal interview, or several interviews. Blasting resumes out either by paper or by electrons is 99% wasted effort; getting real face time is what clinches the position, and even clinches getting the interviews that will clinch the position.

Is hiring done these days without face to face interaction? Strange new world if so.

To do an interview, sure, you often, if not always, have to go to the job in person. To apply? No. Long gone are the days where you waltz into a joint, look the manager in the eyes shake his hand firmly and get hired for your moxie. This isn't the 60s anymore.

Now days it's all about knowing someone, and even if you walk into a place a vast majority of companies won't even let you see a manager and will tell you to apply online. Hell you have to apply online for a job at McDonald's. So yes, the world of the job hunt is probably vastly different from when you were out there, depending on how old you are.

My grandparents and even my parents are baffled at the way you have to look for a job now days, they say it is bizarre compared to the days when you walked in somewhere and had a chance to make an impression on somebody important. For the companies, it's all about adding layers of separation between you and management.

edit: In fact, I once remember when I was younger applying for a job at a grocery store... The girl at the customer service desk refused to let me see a manager and told me to simply apply online. It wasn't until I got a friend to put a reference in for me that I even got my application looked at by anyone in the store (their online application system allowed you to see when your application was viewed by management). So yes, 99% of the time now days you have to apply to jobs without ever meeting someone. Of course interviews are done in person, at which point you'll have to miss a few hours of work if that interview falls during hours you work your usual shift.
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Yesterday, 11:41 PM
RE: Scientific support for RBE
(Yesterday 05:06 PM)RBMG Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:52 AM)morondog Wrote:  Even if socialism didn't work that well, I'd be all for it. Some shit is just the right thing to do. It really bugs me for example that medical care is often super expensive. That shit should be free to the individual. Because there's no alternative. That needs to be a socialised thing where the cost is borne by society. Same with education.

Also there's the UN charter of human rights. If we are all legally endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness then for fuck's sake our governments should get on board and make it *work*. Or be held to account.

Interestingly enough Im not necessarily opposed to a UBI. Theres actually a good argument for it and I think everyone has the right to have a roof over their head, but good luck to anyone thinking well have UBI in the US any time soon. Id bet a good amount of cash we dont see it in my lifetime.

I don't think it's quite so bad. Think of the changes just America has seen since the 80s (when I was born). Or anywhere in the world. 10-20 years, a lot can happen. Someone born in West Germany in 1900 who lived to the year 2000 would have probably started life without electricity and running water, living under a king, then lived under the Nazis, then democracy. They would have seen changes like cars, planes, nuclear weapons, satellites and computers. Entire nations appeared and disappeared. Even on shorter time scales a lot can change.

Attitudes that seem entrenched to the point that they'll last a thousand years can change in the course of a decade. Even just the last five years, who would have predicted that gay marriage would be legalized in America? But suddenly political support for it was there and it happened and now it's completely a non-issue in politics (apart from far right wing nuts), where previously every politician would have something to say about it.

I'm tentatively expecting something similar to happen with gun control.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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