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Don't apply unless you have a job, ads say | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 61 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 26, 2011, titled Don't apply unless you have a job, ads say | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The unemployed need not apply. That is the message being broadcast by many of the nation's employers, making it even more difficult for 14million jobless Americans to get back to work.

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Love Fest

Zanesville, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2011
How's that Hope and Change working for ya?
wrestlingmom

Naperville, IL

#4 Jul 26, 2011
Love Fest wrote:
How's that Hope and Change working for ya?
I said the same thing on Facebook after the "presidents" address last night. I agree with the above comments as well, why put yourself or your hard working employess in a position where they will have to pay more for some piece'o'crap.
Sad But True

Westerville, OH

#5 Jul 26, 2011
wrestlingmom wrote:
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I said the same thing on Facebook after the "presidents" address last night. I agree with the above comments as well, why put yourself or your hard working employess in a position where they will have to pay more for some piece'o'crap.
Imagine working for a company with this attitude.
GlitterSucks

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 26, 2011
Sad But True wrote:
<quoted text>Imagine working for a company with this attitude.
Did you read the #1 and #2 comments before they were taken down?
Im just sayin

United States

#7 Jul 26, 2011
Two neighbors riding out 99 weeks of Obamacare making no efforts to find employment.I wouldn't hire or want to work with their lazy behinds.
John

Charlotte, NC

#8 Jul 26, 2011
Where are the jobs, Boehner? I think this is a concerted effort by the Republicans and Business to keep jobless numbers high so that if further weakens Obama. Is this how God blessed America?
sayitaintso

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 26, 2011
I wouldn't take a job at or invest in a company that operated under that nasty practice - it is that kind of thinking that put this country in the position it is in now. There is no loyalty or dedication on the part of the employers or employees and nobody wants to or feels the need to "do the right thing". It is all about the bottom line. Never mind the fact that employers would probably get a better employee if they actually needed the job, and they would have a much larger pool of talent to choose from - oh, its too much work - boo freaking hoo.
sayitaintso

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 26, 2011
Im just sayin, you wouldn't need to worry about your two neighbors - they wouldn't apply and/or interview for a position in the first place.
Don't judge everyone based on your two loser neighbors. Short-sighted much?
brat

Bellefontaine, OH

#11 Jul 26, 2011
we need a national database to list these companies. they need to be boycotted. any tax breaks they receive should be repealed.

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United States

#12 Jul 26, 2011
wrestlingmom wrote:
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I said the same thing on Facebook after the "presidents" address last night. I agree with the above comments as well, why put yourself or your hard working employess in a position where they will have to pay more for some piece'o'crap.
Regardless of how one feels about Obamacare, the pre-Obamacare care situation was that every year more was taken out of our paychecks for health insurance while at the same time the insurance we were buying was providing less coverage. So your comments don't make sense b/c we were already in a position of paying more for some piece'o'crap. In fact, we were paying more for less of it...or to be more accurate we were actually getting more of of a piece'o'crap. Why leave yourself or your hard working employees in that position?
John

Charlotte, NC

#13 Jul 26, 2011
sayitaintso wrote:
Short-sighted much?
Any mirrors in your home?
Cygnus

New York, NY

#14 Jul 26, 2011
I relish the time that karma comes knocking for the arrogant posters, here. I have endured 2 extended lapses in my professional employment, and can attest from experience that the majority of job seekers are not lazily soaking up bennies. It is a horribly demoralizing experience to market yourself wholesale across every known avenue, only to receive SPAM offers of get rich quick schemes. Those who spew their judgement will sing a different tune when the shoe is on their foot.

Nepotism and cronyism are already rampant in hiring practices, and the omission of candidates based upon the span of their unemployment is reprehensible - and should be illegal under EEO regulations. Corrective, and perhaps punitive action should be pursued on the perpetrators of this blatant discrimination.
Classy

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 26, 2011
Cygnus wrote:
I relish the time that karma comes knocking for the arrogant posters, here. I have endured 2 extended lapses in my professional employment, and can attest from experience that the majority of job seekers are not lazily soaking up bennies. It is a horribly demoralizing experience to market yourself wholesale across every known avenue, only to receive SPAM offers of get rich quick schemes. Those who spew their judgement will sing a different tune when the shoe is on their foot.
Nepotism and cronyism are already rampant in hiring practices, and the omission of candidates based upon the span of their unemployment is reprehensible - and should be illegal under EEO regulations. Corrective, and perhaps punitive action should be pursued on the perpetrators of this blatant discrimination.
Agree with you 100%. I am an early-career professional who has been seeking a new career for over 6 months due to an impending layoff, and I can't find work either. I couldn't imagine having to present a 9+ month gap on the resume to boot. Sometimes I wonder what Dispatch commentators do for a living. Must be nice, whatever it is.
Mathew

Naperville, IL

#16 Jul 26, 2011
That doesn't even make any sense: don't apply for another job unless you're currently employed somewhere else?

I was laid-off in April and decided to take a different route: I'm going back to school to finish my degree. I should graduate in May 2012 and will then start looking for work again. You're telling me when I go to an employer and talk about my employment history/education and explain I was laid off in April, but went back to school to finish my degree, that means something bad?
Ummmm

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 26, 2011
You would think it would be the opposite. A person dealing with a long unemployment would be more grateful for the work and probably wouldn't demand as much in way of salary, benefits, perks, etc.

Since: Mar 11

Troy, OH

#18 Jul 26, 2011
Ahhh the free market at work!

Just get government out of the way and let businesses do what they will - that will fix everything! Speaker Boehner told me so last night.

Sure the free market left 45 million uninsured and now is leaving 20 million unemployed but I assure you (& Speaker Boehner assures you) that these folks don't want to work or have insurance. Just as the homeless prefer to be homeless.

THE MARKET WORKS! YOU MUST BELIEVE THIS!

It's a religion. Takes faith.
Im just sayin

United States

#19 Jul 26, 2011
sayitaintso wrote:
Im just sayin, you wouldn't need to worry about your two neighbors - they wouldn't apply and/or interview for a position in the first place.
Don't judge everyone based on your two loser neighbors. Short-sighted much?
I see more of the picture than you do.We are all judged by our actions and I have never taken money from the government but have instead done without.My neighbors remodeled their bath,rode motorcycles off road(new bike),and purchased/leased new cars and much more.Our taxes paid for them to maintain a lavish lifestyle not to get by as intended.
Joe

United States

#20 Jul 26, 2011
StealthisBlog wrote:
Ahhh the free market at work!
Just get government out of the way and let businesses do what they will - that will fix everything! Speaker Boehner told me so last night.
Sure the free market left 45 million uninsured and now is leaving 20 million unemployed but I assure you (& Speaker Boehner assures you) that these folks don't want to work or have insurance. Just as the homeless prefer to be homeless.
THE MARKET WORKS! YOU MUST BELIEVE THIS!
It's a religion. Takes faith.
Putting your snide anti-Boehner rant aside, the free market does work. And if government would get the hell out of the way with absurd regulations and high taxes, business could flourish and need those who are unemployed. Government can't generate REAL jobs anyway, so put that out of head right now.
Mathew

Naperville, IL

#21 Jul 26, 2011
Ummmm wrote:
You would think it would be the opposite. A person dealing with a long unemployment would be more grateful for the work and probably wouldn't demand as much in way of salary, benefits, perks, etc.
So those who have been unemployed should have lower standards than those with jobs and accept lower pay and less benefits, kind of like being "grateful" they're getting hired?
Regular Ivan

United States

#22 Jul 26, 2011
Every time the employers get the upper hand they pull things like this.Same thing happened to me in 1982 and I found employment but not doing what I was trained or qualified for but it paid the bills.

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