SmackLT: she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.
Marcus Aurelius: Must be nice to be an HR person in this job market and still have that much free time to mark up an application that you were just going to trash anyway.
douchebag/hater: It's 'SUBURU' not 'Sueberu', 'Subarru' or 'Seubero'
starlost: i hate the your email service isn't the most impressive one at the moment so use a more popular one douchebags.
SmackLT: The applicant should take that critique to heart and fix her cover letter. she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.
Sergeant Grumbles: Nope, just a product of the times. You're dating yourself if you put faith in an employer.
stanhapsburg: Dear Mr. MynameisintheadYou are absolutely correct that my writing skills are, well, mediocre. So my texts need to be proofread, which is usually done by a friend of mine, who happens to work for your company. But this person told me that he/she is currently very busy, because his/her boss "doesn't get shiat done". This "insufferable pedantic douche" - his/her words - prefers to deal with insignificant trivia. So he/she suggested to send my unedited application to you and - tadaa - I now work for company XYZ, where I earn 20 percent more and experience a friendly and loyal atmosphere. Thanks for your proofreading efforts to get me this job.PS. My friend in the company is the person who also spits in your lunchbag, although he/she thinks not to be the only one.Sincerely...
Lusiphur: So what is it that crawled up your ass and made you hate employers so much? Honestly, and I hate this cliche, but you sound like you are in your early 20's, have been fired from the job your family hooked you up with because you didn't want to play the game, and are now cycling through a series of dead-end jobs because your dad won't float you rent money anymore. Am I close?
Lusiphur: Sections bolded for emphasis.
Lusiphur: Don't like it? Great, go work for someone else or start your own company.
bigheadface: You sound like someone who doesn't get raises very often
James F. Campbell: Translation: only people with "no marketable skills" band together and bargain collectively. And if you shut up and take it, you deserve to be abused and under-compensated. See folks? This is how employers really think. You are witnessing it right here in this thread. Don't forget that.
Lusiphur: Ummm...I have just pointed out that I absolutely compensate employees extra for extra work, and promote and dole out raises liberally.
Lusiphur: I cannot afford to hire someone who does one thing and refuses to budge on anything else.
Lusiphur: I've worked with way too many people who refuse to ever do anything except what they think they should be doing, refuse to adapt, refuse to grow, and then do nothing but bad-mouth their boss because they haven't gotten a sizable raise in years.
erik-k: Fish in a Barrel: Sure, if you're one of those Oxford comma heathens![25.media.tumblr.com image 500x654]
Fish in a Barrel: Sure, if you're one of those Oxford comma heathens!
Guntram Shatterhand: Just because someone is looking for work doesn't mean they suddenly don't deserve to be treated like a subpar human being
SCUBA_Archer: I can sympathize with the recruiter/HR person here. I am on my company's recruiting team and have to deal with college kids graduating and looking for a position at our firm. Recently we had on-campus interviews and while fliipping through the resumes, one stood out because he had also penned a cover letter expressing his excitement for potentially coming to work for our company, and made several specific references that indicated he may have done some research about us.During the interview I asked what should have been a softball obvious question. He had stated that (my company) had risen head and shoulders above the competition with respect to our capabilities in the industry. My question to him was "who was our competition?". I received a total deer-in-headlights response as he couldn't name one other company that he could've been considered competition.Simple lesson....be prepared to back up your statements in an interview
error 303: What a dick.
Guntram Shatterhand: Dear Job Seeker,Thank you for taking a lot of time to write up a cover letter, resume, and reference sheet. I'm sure that you're really desperate for a stable job and currently are putting in a lot and effort into creating a lot of paperwork designed to give me an overview of your skills and personality without actually having to meet you. Thank you for allowing me this so I can throw your ego out the window.You see, I can tell several things about you via your cover letter. First, it doesn't 'grab' me at all. Therefore, it goes in the trash. I'm sure you put a lot of hard work into it, which allows me the opportunity to gut your education. Since you don't speak proper English or have enough money to hire a proofreader, this automatically means you're a subpar piece of shiat I can take glee ripping on. And let's be honest, all of this is nonsense, isn't it? I'm just going to hire someone I know and skip the illusion that moving upward has anything to do with skill or talent. No, it is just a popularity contest that favors the lucky few that either learn quickly, happen to make me like them immediately, or follow an arbitrary set of rules designed to see just how desperate you are for a job.It's pretty cruel, isn't it? I mean, you're just putting yourself out there for work so you can eat and have some sort of standard of living, and I'm using my power to rip you apart for no other reason than I can. Your cover letter may look like shiat, but that could be a variety of things like poor education (which our company should help pay for via taxes, since we have to hire from that population) to a few honest mistakes that any human being can make. But you know what? Too bad. You should be honored to work for our company and we only take the best...or those we know. That makes me job a lot easier, so I don't really have to work.In short, thanks for applying. Take heart that you're one of the five people I decided to write a response letter t ...
Mister Peejay: SmackLT: she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.Picky employers = job security.
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