Summer Job For My Son
The economy is bad yes but how does a kid find a job these days? My son has been to many places only to hear they only take applications on line now. Grocery stores, electronic stores, Drugstores, Fast food places, the list goes on. What in the hell is wrong with our country today? With all this thieving of information and the only way to apply for a job is to put all your identity theft able information out there to who knows who. Where does the application go to, mostly outsourced private companies and who has access to your private information? You know, I heard it somewhere sometime that your social security number was NOT to be put on or asked for on an application until you had a bonafied offer for the job. But if he leaves it off he is told the application is incomplete and will not be accepted. It's getting so a person can't even get an interview much less a job anymore.
I for one am very concerned about his information going out there to some place even if it says it is safe. Yea, just like all those bank records and veterans records stolen from an employees laptop left in a car or home and stolen. I bet those were setup deals for cash. I mean, why would one person have all that info stored on their laptop unless they were doing something illicit with it.
As you guess from previous posts I am no fan of the computer records keeping and bill paying/banking and internal revenue dealings on line. None of this information is safe or secure. Something else, what ever happened to one on one interviews? Its all done with on line software now and just cause someone looks good on paper their actual face to face might reveal something more realistic for or against.
And job fairs! What a crock and farce those are. Two hundred people trying for three jobs. Been there done that. And temp to permanent is a crappie deal as well. They work you're tail off and you get a paycheck for awhile but no benefits at all. And then one day they just decide your not needed anymore. But to get hired you have to keep working long term for a chance at "widget and things company llc" only to be tested to move up then tested again and again putting you through the ringer stringing you along with that carrot dangling. And these tests are spur of the moment for things you have no iota about which are designed to keep the poor people down. (sorry, my rant sorta swerved off a tad)
So back to my son, how in the hell does he get a job? This world has gone crazy and is being dumbafied to hell with garbage like this.