was people with no, little, or a bad college education were excited about a 9-5 job paying $24,000 a year with good benefits." Here's one of my biggest bones to pick with both sides of the recruiting fence: Companies who don't provide detailed descriptions of the real job and needs and recruiters who think they are so intuitive they don't need to know the details (I'll know one when I see one).
But age bias is still one of the dirty little tricks played by companies, the same way they place the race card, the fat card, gender card, the entire deck. For all the hot air used to blow up the rusing balloon, relatively little air goes towards age discrimination.
Perhaps I'm an exception - I don't look 50 (well, up close I do) and my definition of having a six pack is different from yours - but it is all about performance. Period. Yes, Marty, I also feel it in the morning and taking my shoes off at night is practically orgasmic some days but I pity the fool who challenges me. True, there are always special cases but if so, let's be upfront as possible.
Come to think of it, the CRA has been successful at pushing the idiots underground. Time to dig them up and let the world know who they are...…
bounty" are they talking about here? To me - a bounty is almost suggestive of something that isn't earned. Like - "Here you go kid. Thanks for the help. Give somethin' to your little brother too..."
I don't work for bounties. I earn a fee. My accountant doesn't charge a bounty. My lawyer doesn't either. They charge me a fee for their service.
Am I possibly getting hung up on the semantics here? Maybe. Maybe not. To me it's the canvas for the entire idea.
My guess is that in a larger sense these companies would rather not have to deal with us "vermin" out here. Signing on to "Bounty" Jobs gives them a corral to put us in. Something like you'd find in a cattle yard.
When the smoke clears at the close of each business day we're all left with the same choice. Where do we spend our time tomorrow?
On a side note - you might want to get past your disdain for HR. Some of my top clients these past few years have an ally in HR that is instrumental in our relationship. Make friends with them. Make friends with everybody.
Cheers! P.S. I've got a rattle going on somewhere beneath my Chevy. I think it's coming from the side rail but I can't pin in down. I've got a six pack if you've got some time......…
ifferent from being fired for performance and all industries have their horror stories of "terminations" done wrong or badly. Aerospace in particular, due large and small contract approvals and sudden contract cancellations, is famous and infamous for unique terminations--like "pink slips" received by new hires upon arrival to start a new job (heard that). Or Security and HR-ER following you to your desk after you’ve been terminated to pack you up to go with escort (saw that). And mass terminations where groups of employees, actually former employees, were addressed in mass relative to benefits, outplacement services, etc. Some were contentious.
However, most “terminations” I’ve noticed, and have been a part of, were handled with civility, respect and appreciation for legal ramifications. I recall one PhD Research Scientist had her job offer rescinded soon after it was accepted due to an unexpected change in organizational needs. She was given a verbal and written apology and a check in the amount of what six-month’s pay would have been had she started at the salary originally offered. She called me to express her understanding of the situation and for the generous compensation for not a single day of work…and offered to be available to my employer in the future should are needs change.
Sometimes it’s time to cut or be cut. It's happened to me, it happens to worst and the best…and to those in the middle of those extremes.…