Originally Posted by Westley
Originally Posted by E. Blackadder
My, aren't we self-important?!
If you care to take the time to help out somebody trying to get a job
In fact, I get calls from time to time from prospective employers for advice about former coworkers. I go to bat for productive, helpful, pleasant former cohorts. And yes, I do scan the few resumes I see from friends, and catch more than the occasional spelling mistake. Those mistakes are
easy to make when stressed out.
, feel free to offer actual advice. Or, you can be your normal, useless, unhelpful self. Doesn't really matter to me, although disrupting my thread where I try to help students, just to rip on me.... well, to quote my favorite Sammie "Whatever".
Sorry for disrupting your
thread. No doubt the mods will be only too happy to delete my posts, if you ask. But back to the topic at hand, if that's ok.
You aren't actually trying to help somebody get a job. You have a number of openings to fill -- and a stack of resumes an inch thick. If even one person gets a job he wouldn't have gotten otherwise due to your advice, someone else will lose out. You're rewarding people who surf the internet over people who get the job done right in the first place.
Most of the candidates have chosen to weed themselves out -- and you're coming off irked. Be grateful instead. Thank them! Instead of wasting half an hour of your time -- or a full day plus airfare -- you can dispense with them in scant seconds. This is the best of all reasonable worlds, is it not?
Only a fool tries to make his job harder
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begun upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of
at the time