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(Some Guy)   Unemployed college grad turns down job interviews, continues roadside sign-wearing campaign. "So if he can't have the ideal job, ideal hours, ideal pay, then he'll just sit around and be a victim?"   (articles.lancasteronline.com) divider line 324
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2009-04-20 11:11:01 PM
He's like the kid who majored in the performing arts....but now won't take any job short of lead-role in a major Hollywood production.

So, now he's outside with a sign because he wants to utilize his degree in sports science or some crap; and high school gym teacher ain't good enough - he wants to work for the NFL.

Eh, good luck with that, kid.
 
2009-04-20 11:11:37 PM
Because People in power are Stupid: Turning down a commission sales job at a car dealership was the right move. The first job out of college determines your career.

And if that consists of standing in the unemployment line? Oh wait! He didn't have a job to contribute to unemployment. I guess standing in the welfare line, or in line for the soup kitchen is his next perfect job.
 
2009-04-20 11:11:40 PM
If is a competitive applicant for the position he wants he should wait. If it is just a pipe dream he needs to reevaluate his goals.
 
2009-04-20 11:11:45 PM
SilentStrider: Weaver95: ah well. At least he should be happy that I *finally* fixed his computer while he was gone. Now the web browser only goes to his email account and job search sites. i'm sure he can live without foxnews for a while. it was apparently just distracting him from his job search.

video him discovering that and put it on youtube. I want to see his reaction.


A thousand times, this!

Weaver95, after much thought, you are the first addition to my favorites list! Congratulations!

/Ya, I know... such I high honor.
//*eyeroll at self*
 
2009-04-20 11:12:59 PM
I only got the current job because I took a job prior that I wouldn't have taken had I not been desperate enough (that job led to making friends with a guy who helped get me the current, much better, job). Swallow your pride and take A job, then work on getting the job you want. My impression (and maybe some HR farkers can back me up): Employers like to see that you are currently working (that is, that you can hold down a job, have references, etc.). Maybe I'm way off base here.
 
2009-04-20 11:13:24 PM
27 is a little old to be describing oneself as simply a "college graduate," unless they just graduated. If that is the case, well, it sounds like it took him 8 years or so to get out of college. I hear that plenty of people take 8 years to get a degree...
 
2009-04-20 11:13:28 PM
Because People in power are Stupid: Turning down a commission sales job at a car dealership was the right move. The first job out of college determines your career.

I was working as a dishwasher right out of college, Now I have a job in software development, so I'd have to mark your claim as false.b
 
2009-04-20 11:13:32 PM
GoodyearPimp: Hey Weav, hows about we take a roadtrip to cockpunch this guy?

Please, PLEASE invite me!

/has 3 weeks of vacations coming
//just handed in my last paper for my BA
///Absolutely certain that no jobs in my field are forthcoming
//fries with that?
 
2009-04-20 11:13:47 PM
and yet millions of Americans wonder why illegal immigrants get work and you don't? It's called a work ethic and might be a good place to start.
 
2009-04-20 11:14:03 PM
came for the picture of cousin eddie, leaving satisfied.

btw, "free resumes"?!? what a douche.
 
2009-04-20 11:14:17 PM
I'd hire him for a marketing job. He's definitely got the publicity thing down.

It doesn't say anywhere in the article that he's begging or that he has a wife and kids who are starving. He's just advertising his availability in a clever, attention-getting way.
 
2009-04-20 11:14:43 PM
scruffy1: FTFA

Sabol said he wants to utilize his bachelor of science degree in physical education and sport.

Enuff said...


I used to know a guy like that when I worked for the U of M. He used to lord his "education" over the rest of us janitors, and I finally asked him just what this education was in, and if it was really so bragworthy why wasn't he doing better than janitorial work. To hear this guy talk, he should have been the CEO of some megacorporation like GE or Lexcorp. He finally admitted it was a PE degree, and not even the kind you'd need to be a PE teacher somewhere.

Yeah, he was a colossal douche too.

Best part: he had a massive heart attack in 2003 and the doctors gave him five years to live without a heart transplant.
 
2009-04-20 11:15:27 PM
The sad thing is- his attention whoring probably will get him some cool gig.
/going back to study for the physics test I need to fail later this week
 
2009-04-20 11:16:15 PM
Bachelor's in Phys Ed


He should look for work in any of these exciting fields:

Sports bar service
Foot LockerTM shoe-selling technician
the guy who hangs around the gym boasting about discovering the perfect way to "blast the glutes" like he's discovered the Holy Grail
 
2009-04-20 11:17:51 PM
emnar: I'd hire him for a marketing job.

I wouldn't hire him for any job.

He clearly has zero work ethic and just wants a "cool job" with the NFL.
 
2009-04-20 11:17:55 PM
Fark_Guy_Rob: He's like the kid who majored in the performing arts....but now won't take any job short of lead-role in a major Hollywood production.

So, now he's outside with a sign because he wants to utilize his degree in sports science or some crap; and high school gym teacher ain't good enough - he wants to work for the NFL.

Eh, good luck with that, kid.


He should just sneak into a major firm and put his name on a door, and act like it's his office. I hear that's a great way to break into the biz.

/not even remotely obscure
 
2009-04-20 11:18:34 PM
Wanker
 
2009-04-20 11:18:44 PM
He's 27 and has a PE degree. No wonder he doesn't have a job. All he's really qualified to do is sell things and flip burgers.
 
2009-04-20 11:19:00 PM
Fark_Guy_Rob: He's like the kid who majored in the performing arts....but now won't take any job short of lead-role in a major Hollywood production.

So, now he's outside with a sign because he wants to utilize his degree in sports science or some crap; and high school gym teacher ain't good enough - he wants to work for the NFL.

Eh, good luck with that, kid.


I knew someone dumber. He was 5'6" tall, white, no education (I'm pretty sure he was a high-school dropout), and thought he had a future as a general manager in the NBA. His idiot response to any criticism of this retarded idea was "anything can happen."

/apparently not, since he was a 23 year old virgin when I knew him...
 
2009-04-20 11:20:17 PM
czarangelus? Is that you?
 
2009-04-20 11:20:23 PM
GoodyearPimp: Employers like to see that you are currently working (that is, that you can hold down a job, have references, etc.). Maybe I'm way off base here.

I think you're right, but even more importantly, having a job and knowing you don't need the one you're interviewing for allows you to be confident. People are very very keenly able to detect confidence, and we react to it in very powerful ways, without even knowing it.

Confidence is the difference between your interviewer thinking, "Wow, he's amazing! He's not 100% qualified but I really think he can learn and fit in here," rather than, "Hmm, nice guy, but he just doesn't quite meet the requirements."
 
2009-04-20 11:20:23 PM
Wrong_Intentions: ... "blast the glutes" ...

Flatulence?
 
2009-04-20 11:20:29 PM
"I'm going to work really hard and focus on my dreams... as long as it means I don't ever have to do anything ever."
 
2009-04-20 11:21:07 PM
Mmm, I can't really blame him for turning down the sales job if it was pitched as "you MIGHT make a 100k within five years." I find it suspect the guy doesn't say what it'd pay off the bat. A lot of college grads have student loans to pay off and don't have the option of gambling on a sales job that's mainly commission-based.

I was all set to become outraged at this article, but the guy is just trying to find a job that doesn't suck. More power to him if he succeeds. I don't really think there's anything wrong with trying to find a good job, even if he's using a weird strategy to get there.
 
2009-04-20 11:21:09 PM
www.imagechicken.com
 
2009-04-20 11:21:16 PM
While I agree that the guy is a complete douche, I feel the pain of only getting calles for sales positions. I lost my job as a broker when the market tanked back in September, and when I put my resume out on Monster and Careerbuilder, I got bombarded with nothing but insurance and sales positions.

Unfortunately the economy sucks ass in Michigan right now and I'm not willing to relocate as my girlfriend is finishing her degree this year and we'll probably get married, so I sucked it up and took a commissioned sales job while I hunt for something more solid. It's actually turning out pretty well, and I'm making more on commission than I made at my salaried job (minus the benefits, unfortunately.)
 
2009-04-20 11:21:26 PM
"College grad looking for employment" on the front and "Free resume, 724-840-9057, please call me" on the back.


Let me get this straight. There are companies out there that pay you for your resume? Does anyone ever walk into the office of a firm that's hiring, and say, "Here's my resume. Give me 25 bucks?"
 
2009-04-20 11:21:47 PM
what_now: I know a guy who's looking for work. He wait tables a few nights a week, but it's just not enough to pay his rent. My office needed someone for a few months to file/copy/data entry- basic admin shiat.

So I ask him if he wants it- he tells me that 9am is too early in the morning for him to be able to "guarantee" he'll get to work and are we "flexible" on that.


Hey man, if that a-hole wants to be lazy, then fine by me. Just like I really have no problem with the idiot in TFA turning down perfectly good job opportunities because they weren't "perfect" for him or whatever the hell.

Personally, I live in the real world. I take good opportunities, and I make sure the experience isn't wasted. I don't plan on getting my dream job right out of school. And that's ok with me. I can still use the experience to my future advantage in helping me get to that "dream job" point, and I can CERTAINLY use the paycheck. I really can't understand the mindset that would make someone actually turn down work in this economy. Unbelievable.

Or, in his own words: "I just have to keep working hard, and good things will happen." - Seriously?? At what FARKING POINT were you working hard? You walk around with a FARKING SANDWICH BOARD! You know who else does that? Those guys that advertise Little Caesar's pizza on the side of the road! You could be working hard, but you're too damn lazy.
 
2009-04-20 11:22:16 PM
thereadlines: 27 is a little old to be describing oneself as simply a "college graduate," unless they just graduated. If that is the case, well, it sounds like it took him 8 years or so to get out of college. I hear that plenty of people take 8 years to get a degree...


Yeah, they're called doctors.
 
2009-04-20 11:22:52 PM
let's not forget those people who just don't feel like workin, god bless em. -ned flanders

seriously, having lived in lancaster the last three summers, this story did not surprise me in the least.
 
2009-04-20 11:23:22 PM
I graduate in May and got a job I really wanted.

It was worth quitting a shiatty job to go back to gradschool.
 
2009-04-20 11:23:47 PM
7Mary3and4: I wouldn't hire him for any job.

He clearly has zero work ethic and just wants a "cool job" with the NFL.


If he had zero work ethic he wouldn't be getting his ass out there and advertising himself.
 
2009-04-20 11:24:01 PM
Hosebeatings
Well there was the coach of the NY Knicks, whose name escapes me, but I remember seeing him falling down in the middle of a fight. He clutched on to a player's leg who then desperately tried to kick him off like a bug.
 
2009-04-20 11:24:11 PM
what_now: IXI Jim IXI: So this guy isn't just a dick, he's from a family of dicks.

Yeah, I've now actually read the article, and I find out he turned down the opportunity to be a used car salesman. I don't think that's a terrible decision.


This.
Even if I were living in a tent, I'd never sell cars. It's about the same as selling babies to cannibals in terms of quality of job.
 
2009-04-20 11:24:23 PM
Sygonus: Mmm, I can't really blame him for turning down the sales job if it was pitched as "you MIGHT make a 100k within five years." I find it suspect the guy doesn't say what it'd pay off the bat. A lot of college grads have student loans to pay off and don't have the option of gambling on a sales job that's mainly commission-based.

...as opposed to paying his loans with nothing, which is what he's making right now.

But you're right; he'd have to actually work in a sales job, which is clearly not what he wants to do.
 
2009-04-20 11:25:05 PM
Yeah, it's well and good to hold out for your dream job, but the time will come for this guy to grow up and accept reality. If you can't pay the rent, you can't call yourself a man. Wait till Mom stops giving you money and wifey gets pregnant... that car dealership job will start looking pretty sweet when you haven't eaten in 2 days.
...and holding out for a job in sports marketing? Yeah, that's realistic in todays job market! Ever think of maybe getting into telephone sanitizing?

Yeah, I actually have my dream job, but I also know what it's like to go 3 days without eating... when you've returned every empty can and rolled every penny and pawned everything you own and still can't come up with the 27c for a package of noodles, you tend to be somewhat humbled.
 
2009-04-20 11:25:43 PM
emnar: 7Mary3and4: I wouldn't hire him for any job.

He clearly has zero work ethic and just wants a "cool job" with the NFL.

If he had zero work ethic he wouldn't be getting his ass out there and advertising himself.


Walking around waiting for someone to approach you and hand you your dream job is NOT work.
 
2009-04-20 11:26:34 PM
ShillinTheVillain: when I put my resume out on Monster and Careerbuilder, I got bombarded with nothing but insurance and sales positions.

THIS. Except in my case it's those and stuff I'm not even remotely qualified for. Half the positions they send me are great and they're in my field (or close), but they want several years of experience, licenses/certifications I don't have, etc.
 
2009-04-20 11:26:42 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-04-20 11:26:49 PM
He has a degree in gym?
 
2009-04-20 11:27:13 PM
Ahh yes, reminds me of a guy I'd known all through high school and also took an MCSE course in 2000 with. After it he adamantly held out for the network engineering jobs instead of getting some experience with call centers. Far as I know he's still holding out for one and now slowly going insane from too much weed and conspiracy theories, poor guy.
 
2009-04-20 11:27:44 PM
what_now: IXI Jim IXI: So this guy isn't just a dick, he's from a family of dicks.

Yeah, I've now actually read the article, and I find out he turned down the opportunity to be a used car salesman. I don't think that's a terrible decision.


This.

100K a year and great benefits?

Who the fark is that guy trying to kid? Seriously? The dealers car manufacturers that are guaranteeing to foot your bill for two years if you lose your job just to get people to look at them?

Good on this kid for not being a complete idiot. I know plenty of idiots who bought into sleazy managers hard sells on the dream job that will get them cash, chicks, and fame.

Funny how now they've wasted 10 years of their life, have no skills and are broke because they had to front money for every client meeting.
 
2009-04-20 11:27:49 PM
emnar: 7Mary3and4: I wouldn't hire him for any job.

He clearly has zero work ethic and just wants a "cool job" with the NFL.

If he had zero work ethic he wouldn't be getting his ass out there and advertising himself.


Lots of people out there standing around doing nothing in the street. Many of them are called "the homeless".
 
2009-04-20 11:28:15 PM
emnar: If he had zero work ethic he wouldn't be getting his ass out there and advertising himself.

Those guys I see walking around with those "Store closing 50% off!" signs must be frickin' marathon men, then.
 
2009-04-20 11:28:38 PM
what the cat dragged in:

A long read, but worth it: Confessions of a Car Salesman (new window)


There's a funnier film version along the lines of the article, like a 70 minute flick about 4 salesmen in LA car dealership.. the boss was played by the bald actor from Murder One?

anybody know the title? i really thought it was called "screwed" but no signs on imdb...
 
2009-04-20 11:29:07 PM
weblog.sinteur.com
 
2009-04-20 11:29:11 PM
if he can't have the ideal job, ideal hours, ideal pay, then he'll just sit around and be a victimfark that!

Make some scratch boy, before the bloom goes off the rose!

NTTAWWT.
 
2009-04-20 11:29:54 PM
Sygonus: Mmm, I can't really blame him for turning down the sales job if it was pitched as "you MIGHT make a 100k within five years." I find it suspect the guy doesn't say what it'd pay off the bat. A lot of college grads have student loans to pay off and don't have the option of gambling on a sales job that's mainly commission-based.

I was all set to become outraged at this article, but the guy is just trying to find a job that doesn't suck. More power to him if he succeeds. I don't really think there's anything wrong with trying to find a good job, even if he's using a weird strategy to get there.


Dude, I don't care how little he makes initially, it has to be more than he's making now to walk around with the farking sandwich board, plus he gets benefits. Beggars can't be choosers, and if you're walking around on the street literally begging people to take your farking resume, then congrats, you're a beggar.

Take the damn job. If it's not ideal, leave it when you find something better. Nothing's permanent. There's no reason to NOT take a job just because it's not ideal.

/But at the same time, don't take work in an Indonesian sweatshop, either. There's a fine line between "not ideal" and "shiatty"
 
2009-04-20 11:30:50 PM
Hes gonna finally get that "[erfect job" interview and hes gonna get told no because he has no work exp. That will be LOL
 
2009-04-20 11:30:51 PM
Fano: Holdin' out for upper management!

Came here for this, leaving disappointed because the quote is wrong.

Clark: "How can they have nothing for their children?"
Ellen: "Well, he's been out of work for close to seven years."
Clark: "In seven years, he couldn't find a job?"
Ellen: "Cathrine says, he's been holding out for a management position."
 
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