So, our economy sucks in RI. Yes, we all know that the unemployment rate is HIGH. Trying to find a job is harder than a 90-year-old man trying to ride a bike. At least, the man will attempt to ride and succeed after a couple of times. You apply for job after job. Go to every job fair within 50 miles. Spread your resume across the internet. Apply for jobs that you know you are totally qualified to do. Subject yourself to countless questions during the application process. All you get in return is a thank you but no thank you letter. The email states “We feel that you would be an asset to a company but not ours.” I have over 15+ years in the customer service field. I am applying for a basic receptionist position. Who can’t answer a phone, direct the caller to the right department, take messages, prepare packages for pick-up, and deliver the mail, with a smile…ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!
Why don’t they tell you the real reason you are not qualified for the position..They are not going to pay you what you are worth…They rather pay a person with less experience at the rate of $8.00 ph., than a person with excellent work experience at a pay rate of $11.00 ph. They rather spend hours and time training someone who may not be trainable. Wasting money and another employees time to watch over the new inexperience employee. This kills moral in the office because the person who has to train is working double or triple. They have their work and now the slow NON-trainable employee. The trainer is now short-tempered and just hates to see the morning, because they know that he/she is still not unDERstanding the routine after 2 days of training.
So, I keep on plugging the dead job market. I will keep in mind….The love & support of my family..