Feb 17 2009
As you might have noticed, I have removed the Hiring me page from this site. I have not yet found a new employment, and I also have not yet officially launched my own company, but I’m quite busy working on it.
However, surfing pages like Monster, Kalaydo, Stepstone or heisejobs.de leaves me either with a sick-to-the-stomach feeling or it simply rises my anger to an unhealthy level.
But what really pushes me over the edge is when I am stupid enough to actually apply for a job whose description reads like it had been tailored to fit my profile and professional background. In the last couple of weeks it has happened quite frequently that I received a rejection email in less than 24 hours after I had submitted my application, telling me that – without ever having called or interviewed me – “after thorough examination and bla, bla, bla” I am not the guy they want for the job. To add insult to injury, I very often found the very same job advertised anew a week or two later. So what’s that supposed to tell me? That they rather do not have anybody working for them than interviewing and – heaven forbid! – employing me?
You know what? Kiss my ass, you suckers!
I don’t think anything is inherently wrong with me, except maybe that I am not willing to work for free and that I have character and a personality and use my own brain.
That leaves me wondering what’s wrong with the world out there and that in turn leads me back to the world of cubicle sarcasm.
Today’s job ads read pretty much like exaggerated Dilbert cartoons: I doubt that anybody in all honesty can fulfill those almost ridiculous requirement checklists. And most of those companies looking for a victim willing to marry them only say what they want, not what they offer in return. That’s probably because they do not want to offer anything in the first place and do not care about their employees at all.
And they especially are not willing to pay adequately for their employee’s services anymore.
But you know, relationships ought to be mutual, and I hope that the time will come when all those mentally deranged employers who think of their personnel as their menial staff will learn their lessons the hard way.
Anyway. These Dilbert cartoons are more up-to-date than ever before: