David Mayle | Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a resident of Carroll County, I would like to know why people from different states can work right here in my backyard while someone like me cannot find any work. Full Story
Chet

Alliance, OH

#1 Aug 14, 2012
Because you guys can't pass a drug test
Randy Miller

New Philadelphia, OH

#2 Aug 14, 2012
You guys don't have the skills they need.
Lori Mazeall

Minerva, OH

#3 Aug 14, 2012
I can pass a drug test and have a degree but I haven't seen one woman working in the field for these companies!!
Lori

Minerva, OH

#4 Aug 14, 2012
Chet wrote:
Because you guys can't pass a drug test
Would you please elaborate on who you are referring to as "you guys"?
Lori

Minerva, OH

#5 Aug 14, 2012
Randy Miller wrote:
You guys don't have the skills they need.
Hmmm...I believe a major skill needed is to be able to "communicate".
Randy Miller

Steubenville, OH

#6 Aug 15, 2012
Well, do you have the skills they need? Blanket statements mean nothing, do the leg work.

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#7 Aug 15, 2012
Even if you have the skills they need, it doesnt make sense for a company to hire and train new employees everytime they come into a new town.

It's actually less expensive to house their traveling team. If you have the skills, knowledge and resources to do the job and are willing to travel, I'm sure you would be considered for a position.

*Proper grammar may or may not be one of the skill sets. Especially when working the blue collar position.
Lori

Minerva, OH

#8 Aug 15, 2012
Euro K 2Me wrote:
Even if you have the skills they need, it doesnt make sense for a company to hire and train new employees everytime they come into a new town.
It's actually less expensive to house their traveling team. If you have the skills, knowledge and resources to do the job and are willing to travel, I'm sure you would be considered for a position.
*Proper grammar may or may not be one of the skill sets. Especially when working the blue collar position.
So true and thanks for your input on this discussion. Yes and when employed in a blue collar position, proper grammar may not be as important but I feel communication barriers could lead into bigger problems and to be able to communicate effectively is definately of upmost importance.
Lori

Minerva, OH

#9 Aug 15, 2012
Randy Miller wrote:
Well, do you have the skills they need? Blanket statements mean nothing, do the leg work.
Do YOU?
Randy Miller

New Philadelphia, OH

#10 Aug 15, 2012
What skills do they want Lori? If I were interested in a job I would research what they need. I would call them and ask about the jobs available and required skills. I would adjust my reseme' to show my related experiences. I have done this in the past when I went job hunting. I did the leg work. To your question Lori, yes.

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