Wednesday, June 23, 2010
"Unemployed Need Not Apply" - Are you kidding me?
My friend Stephanie who blogs at Steph in the City brought this to my attention today in a post she wrote here. I was so astounded by this information that I did some checking on my own and learned that there Is. No. Kidding. Here. It is true. There are many employers out there who are only willing to hire people who are already employed.
Check this video out....
As an unemployed person myself who has been looking for a job since having to relocate here from another state due to my DH's job transfer, this just makes me so flippin mad I could scream. In fact I scream D.I.S.C.R.I.M.I.N.A.T.I.O.N!! It's not bad enough that whenever I apply for a job I am competing with 800+ applicants for the same job? This is just VERY WRONG!!
Here are a couple other links to arcticles other people are writing about this subject.
Should Unemployed Job Seekers be Ruled Out? Some Think So - RecruitingBlogs.com
WTF: “unemployed candidates will not be considered” or “must be currently employed.” « InvestmentWatch
Some people are writing to their congressman. I wonder if that will go anywhere and if its something I should do also?
Just a little discouraged today by this news! What is wrong with this country?