te them with a big stick, burn up their hard drive and make their refrigerator quit running. I think it's funny that a lot of the high blown recruiters who beat the drum that they don't post ads do nothing but track company web sites then cold call with "perfect" candidates. We call those types, "road kill recruiters", like a bunch of starving jackals who can't hunt.…
must have tipped the scales at 300 lbs. and sounded like she had never been out of Lazbuddie, texas when he opened her mouth. She was not country, she was lead pipe "rural".
I sent the resume,picked up the phone and called the employer. He was of course blown away by the resume,then asked me what she looked liked and her communication skills.
I hesitated, then said, "uh, do you have a refrigerator box that is sound proof that you can cut a hole in the side?
There was a long pause, he started laughing and said ,"send that little darlin right on over, we sell boxed beef, I bet we can handle it.". He hired her, she was thrilled. She showed up at my office the next day with a tray of homemade fried pies that would have fed Cox's army for a week. I followed up 30 days later to see how Betty Lou was doing. My employer said, " that gal is great, good accountant, the guys in the warehouse don't bother her and twice a week she brings a tray of fried pies that would feed 30 hungry field hands during harvest. I may need more refrigerator boxes for the rest of the crew and let me tell you, every time I hear her yell, "you ignernt lazy butts get me them warehouse receipts rat now r' I'm gunna stomp a mud hole in yer ur sorry ass", I just laugh and eat another fried pie.
We now refer to this type as a "fried pie" candidate. Highly placeable in an agrarian locality. The nice thing about an agrarian locality is everybody say, "yes sir, please and thank you," whether they know you or not. It's expected.…
I know I can't do it for them). At the same time, I have to be honest that I'm not worried about every little thing I can be sued for or go to jail for :) What I'm saying is that there is a balance between being overly fearful and not fearful at all.
This has been like a huge 'buzzkill' - I would just like to see everyone get back to having fun. I mean, I'm talking about gorilla hands and shaved arms one minute, and them I'm talking about lawsuits the next? This industry is classic :)…
ghing a bit. I said , "See i told you i have never had a candidate starve under a bridge in a refrigerator box so you were not about to break my record, and won't it be nice to never have to think you are too old to ever find another good job."
He laughed and laughed and i would bet my best black horse that he hasn't laughed like that in four years.
I knew he would be holding his breath waiting for formal letter and the next step so i put a full court press on their HR Department . One of the ladies stayed late to send him the background release and a congratualtions note. It was important for him to really, really know that he has a J O B. YEESSSSSSS!
Close yours, girlfriend and let's keep this going.
Anybody else got one like this in the works? If you don't , get one. Let's make it happen.…
r attendees to answer three poll questions. Here are their responses:
Question One: Have you ever had a position pre-COVID where you worked remotely?
Answers: 38% Never; 33% Part-time; 30% Full-time
Question Two: What has been the most challenging part of working remotely?
Answers: 10% Workspace and technology issues; 31% Lack of social interactions; 24% Home and family distractions; 26% Working longer hours; 10% Lack of direction
Question Three: If given the choice, will you opt to continue working remotely?
Answers: 71% Yes; 15% No; 15% Unsure
The panelists also touched on how many people were thrust into a remote work situation with little to no notice and adjusting that new paradigm has not been an easy transition for some. This has left a lot of remote workers stressed, frustrated, and feeling isolated during an already challenging time.
This informative program was packed with practical advice and need-to-know facts from remote work experts. Here's a link to the webinar recap and recording.
Please share this timely information with your colleagues, friends, family, and anyone you know who can use remote working tips sprinkled with encouragement.
PS: You might also enjoy my tongue-in-cheeky blog post with tips on Working For Home for beginners.…