people gathered around them and they act in concert to promote their own agenda, sometimes against innocent others.
Now, I won't say that Recruitingblogs is the Jonestown of the recruiting world but I will say that Rayanne Thorn is part of its inner circle.
And I won't say that Rayanne did a hatchet job on me but this interview did make me think of the Documentary Hypothesis. Are you familiar with that? Most scholars believe that the bible was written by cutting up a bunch of books and sticking them together in a way that doesn't always make sense but stimulates the imagination.
Perhaps, then, if Rayanne thought that I was worthy of the biblical treatment I should be flattered.
But I don't know if this was so much the biblical version of the Recruiting Animal as the psychedelic version. We did talk but somehow everything is different. I kind of feel like I've been to the fun house and stared too long at the hall of mirrors.
"Everyone who knows me, thinks I'm an idiot. Ask Anthony Meaney." Did I say that?
And yes I cut people off when they're trying to answer a question - but, isn't it obvious that I'm doing to save these guys from themselves. And what about my audience? What about my audience! Doesn't that mean anything?
Here's what I think happened. I called Rayanne a hillbilly and the Hatfields couldn't resist socking it to the McCoys. That's it. I invited Rayanne to be a guest on my show. She stood me up, I called her a name and now she's had her shot. Fine. Great. Enjoy it, dear - until the next tit for tat.…
and the shock waves destroyed the banking industry and sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin forcing mass job losses of 700K jobs a month at the end of 2008!
How about my sister who was forced out as a school teacher because of the financial disaster cited above that caused the pension/retirement fund of her school system to lose 15% of its value. The school system hires an HT "hatchet man" (her words, not mine) to get rid of employees to save money.
How about the U.S. auto industry, top heavy with pension obligations (bad decisions by upper management), combined with a financial disaster cited above that drove down auto sales forcing auto dealers to lay off employees because their customers could not a get a car loan because the banking/credit infrastructure froze up.
How about the 1929 stock market crash caused in part by irresponsible investing on margin (bad business decisions) that tanked the 1930s economy causing a 25% unemployment rate! (Read Steinbeck''s Grapes of Wrath to get a taste of what a real depression is all about.)
How about U.S. IT workers toay who can't find a job because they are replaced by Indian OPT, H1b workers who are passed around by the corp to corp body shops? Are you suggesting it's all the job seeker's fault? I hope not.
Yes, people make dumb decisions. But not as dumb as most people like to think. Most of the time it is poor management (your clients) who make bad business decisions who cause a loss of a contract or client. As a result, the hourly workers have to bite it.
I recently helped someone get hire after 3 years of unemployment. I've also seen someone with a few months of unemployment get re-hired after teaching that person how to market themselves, how to act, walk and talk in the hiring process. Much of the problems of the long-term unemployed is the result of a lack of job seeking skills in the online recruitment environment, which has totally changed how one looks for a job and most job seekers are not prepared for it.
I have not directly experienced anyone being discriminated because of being unemployed. Age discrimination is much more prevalent yet nearly impossible for the average person to litigate.