Just lost my job again

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Just lost my job again. This economy is absolute shit. How's it treating you?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Shouldn't have been a nigger bro, your first mistake.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@PurpleCharger
buy the dao dip.
and eth.

it's flying back to the moon

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@GoogleCat
I'm a fucking white male.

FastChef
FastChef

Stop whining you pussy.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Lord_Tryzalot
That has nothing to do with being a nigger

massdebater
massdebater

@Lord_Tryzalot
I'm a fucking white male.

NO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR YOU!

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Lord_Tryzalot
ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Lord_Tryzalot
kek

Snarelure
Snarelure

@PurpleCharger
in 2015 i made 5x what i made in 2006. if you have skills that are in demand, this economy is great. learn something useful.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@PurpleCharger
Why did you lose your job, lack of work or because you did something stupid?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Lord_Tryzalot

When you apply for your next job, make sure to check off African American as your race.

You'll get tons more interviews and opportunities. I'm dead serious.

In my 20 years in HR, we've NEVER ever made a candidate prove his racial background even though we've had some very very light skinned blacks.

Fight the racist government quota system.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@LuckyDusty
Not just saying you're a tranny
Unless you work in a red state where this will trigger the christfag elephants that's the best ruse.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@LuckyDusty
Why, do companies have their hands forced by the diversity meme?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Raving_Cute
because entitled liberals

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Raving_Cute
Why, do companies have their hands forced by the diversity meme?

If you want those big juicy $$$ government contracts, you have to play ball by arbitrary government rules.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@LuckyDusty

Oh, btw for some specific types of quota hires, the hiring manager isn't even allowed to know the candidate is a 'quota' hire. Only HR is allowed that information and we basically can't tell anyone.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@SniperWish
They didn't say. It was contract to hire. Just bullshit. Turnover there is nuts. No one there has been there more than 6 months.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Raving_Cute
If your business has over X amount of employees, the government requires you have X amount of diversified staff.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@PurpleCharger
sounds like the same shit US steel does, they do hire people and lay them off right before the probation period ends for a week or 2 and then rehire them back so the workers never actually get to collect benefits etc

5mileys
5mileys

@Fuzzy_Logic
It's a bit different. Technically, I was working for the "staffing agency". There was a lady there that had worked there for a year without converting to a permanent employee. She didn't receive benefits. They just have fucked up people there.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@PurpleCharger
Am a teacher and 4 years ago I would have said "shitty" because there were no jobs and the few openings there were received ~120 applicants. Was like winning the lottery if you got a spot.

But now? Retirements like crazy and there are so many openings. The few places I've taught in the past as an intern or a long-term substitute have been emailing me asking me to apply for their openings. Feels good to be needed and have options.

Of course, teachers don't make a lot of money but the vacation time is unreal. And time is more important than money, IMHO and despite being a /biz/bro. Besideses, the money isn't TERRIBLE.

mfw just sitting at the beach all summer long drinking beer and "investing" in memestocks for the lulz

w8t4u
w8t4u

@cum2soon
*besides

Methshot
Methshot

@5mileys
companies like that are bullshit and they wonder why the millenial generation doesn't want to contribute. Why would someone appreciate being a sub employee like that.
inb4 blaming the employees work ethic
These companies do this to all their workers regardless of how good a worker you are

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Methshot
Yea, even the "perm" ones can get the axe at any time. No one was safe there. It was all political there. And if you stood out for being exceptional, they would try to get you fired so you don't get promoted over them or get them fired. Bullshit.

askme
askme

@PurpleCharger
The economy hasn't been this good in almost a decade. If you can't get a job now it's you, not the economy.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Snarelure

5 * 0 is still 0

@Soft_member

Become a prison guard.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@askme
The economy hasn't been this good in almost a decade.

The past decade is hardly a good reference point. Wages haven't risen in 15 years.

If you can't get a job now it's you, not the economy.

I can get a job. But all the work I've gotten this year has been bullshit temp shit. Even permanent jobs I've seen want you to work tons of overtime for a shit wage. And if you make one tiny fuck up there, piss of the wrong person, don't play the office politics game perfectly, you're gone.

So yea, the economy might be okay compared to 2008-2009, but it's still shit. We don't know how shit was in the 90's when companies were flying people free for interviews, paying for tuition, vacations, bonuses, etc. - shit that's unheard of today.

@Gigastrength
Become a prison guard.

No, I'm a CPA. Thinking of getting into programming.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Soft_member
I just sit back and think wtf has this world come to. I doubt baby boomers had to deal with this type of workplace bullshit back in the 60s

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Spamalot
Maybe not. But they're feeling the heat today too. Lots of boomers can't find jobs because they're too old and are competing with young people who get paid less, but are better than them with technology.

Hiring managers don't want to hire boomers that might be more qualified or experienced than them either. Companies also let go of older staff for a variety of reasons like they make too much and are less tech savvy.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Sharpcharm
Yeah and with less jobs on the market in general, more and more people will have to live with lower incomes. As time goes on, more and more wealth is distributed over a smaller and smaller group of people.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@LuckyDusty
we've NEVER ever made a candidate prove his racial background
literally illegal. legal precedent is NO ONE can tell you what race you are

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@SniperWish
So should I just say Im native american on all my job applications for big companies?
I'm actually a white male

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@BlogWobbles
native americans are a weird one, as they are a special kind of minority, but yes. you are legally allowed to call yourself whatever race you god damn feel like.

hell, it might make you a senator

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@CouchChiller
Here in cuckanada they seem to get a lot of special privileges.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Stupidasole
oh well shit man, i dont know canadian law. i have no idea if "lying" in canada is a death sentence

girlDog
girlDog

@Spazyfool
I wouldn't be "lying" if I truly believed I was a native american but fuck I might as well take advantage of this whole new age self identification bullshit

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Sorry buddy.

Start a business. Mine went good.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@PurpleCharger
losing your job
2016

The economy isn't that bad. You have no one to blame but yourself.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@DeathDog
lol stay delusional, the economy is no where close to where it was in the 70s

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@PurpleCharger
lose job
blames economy

ffs user, blame the real problem
[spoiler] the jews [spoiler]

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@GoogleCat
i have 3 years env consulting experience. already looking for another job since my bosses have harped on my chargeability (~78%). it's not my fucking job to get work or send out proposals. i do the jobs.

i make rash decisions and im comfortable with it. i enjoy my job and location, but theres a part of me growing fond of the day i leave and they have no one else dedicated to a 1.5m contract.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@BunnyJinx
If your business has over X amount of employees, the government requires you have X amount of diversified staff.
There is no such law. Back to /pol/ you massive faggot.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Carnalpleasure
Good luck hiring no blacks in Mississippi in your 1,000 employee company and not getting sued to oblivion.

@DeathDog
The economy isn't that bad

Compared to what? 2008? If you're comparing today's economy to 2008, I'd say you're right. It's not that bad compared to 2008. If you're comparing it to 1998, I'd say you are delusional.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Get fired
"It's probably not me, I know... I'll just blame the economy even though it's in some of the best shape it';s been in many years, there we go: All blame absolved!"

Lmao pathetic. Kys

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Sir_Gallonhead
If there's a law, then it's written somewhere. Show me the law, or leave Veeky Forums forever. kthxbye.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@PurpleCharger
Doing fine as an IT guy in the non-IT sector.

Methshot
Methshot

@LuckyDusty
applying for jobs that ask for race
applying for jobs with applications

Great sign you're in a saturated market or applying to work at a shitty company.

Firespawn
Firespawn

My workplace recently got 200 applicants for a labour job including people with engineering degrees and management experience

Such is the Canadian economy, I was recently turned down a job in some small town that got 120 applicants, if it was in a large city it would probably have 1000+

WebTool
WebTool

@Methshot
@Firespawn
Yeah it doesnt matter what type of work it is, if its a good company with top employer awards and stuff, its going to have a fuckload of applicants and most likely have some kind of hiring minority quota etc

Lunatick
Lunatick

@PurpleCharger
Was just about to make a thread but I figured my own story can fit here. I have constantly tried to do the right thing and having real jobs but multiple times so far I've gotten a job but then suddenly out of nowhere some sort of "Delay" happens and I can't actually go over to do said job like this is some kind of constant abusive joke to make me feel good about myself to tear it away again. Right now I am still "hired" and nothing's been said otherwise so I don't want to quit but I am so sick of it I don't wanna have to wait FOREVER to find something again starting this whole damn vicious cycle. But I hate waiting not knowing when the hell I can actually work. I'm just feeling constantly abused just because I'm trying to get myself started so late.

girlDog
girlDog

@Lunatick
I mean it's nothing I personally do , I do the job fine it's usually because of bullshit higher up than my own boss and stuff. Hire freezes, Job load lessening, buildings needing to be built , contracts , lots of dif bullshit reasons depending on which place it was. If it was me getting laid of or it was me being fired because it was my fault I could accept it but not the case. Just let me fucking work already.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Firespawn

It's always suprizing to me when a country goes towards socialism and demonizes capitalism, they always seem so shocked when there are no jobs,money, and the sense of life began to fade into misery. Isnt that what they want? To rid themslves of the evils of greed?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Fuzzy_Logic
yeah man, socialism is shit, yet more and more people think its the answer...

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Poker_Star
Nothing wrong with socialism if it's done right, just like capitalism. When they're not done right they both suck, which is what see today for the most part. Sucky-nonsocialism, and sucky-noncapitalism.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@eGremlin
name one time when socialism was done right,
pro tip
you cant

Firespawn
Firespawn

@CodeBuns

Jk

girlDog
girlDog

@Lord_Tryzalot
nigger is also a state of mind

likme
likme

@Firespawn
kek

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Soft_member
And if you stood out for being exceptional, they would try to get you fired so you don't get promoted over them or get them fired.
Definitely seen that in both public and private sector. It's incredible how much failure management will put up with when they're that afraid. It's especially bad in IT because the other managers, lateral as well as above, will often just blame the users because they don't know or care how bad the software is.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@eGremlin
Well there has to be a balance really. Have each other keep the other in check. Too much of either is bad.

girlDog
girlDog

@Lord_Tryzalot
lmao

askme
askme

@PurpleCharger
tfw get a job for 30/hr
tfw the company shuts down within a week due to literally no sales

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@PurpleCharger
This economy is absolute shit. How's it treating you?
As a hard worker in a stable company in a country that doesn't exploit the working classes, pretty good. I can afford nice things with my above-minimum-wage pay packet; a nice car, expensive booze, a summer holiday every year, and attending festivals and events around the country.

But then, I'm not a lazy fuck who's too stupid to work hard. I do good work, I get recognised for it, and nobody gives a fuck about me slacking off when work's slower so long as I get work done when it appears.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Harmless_Venom
confirmed for australian

Inmate
Inmate

@King_Martha
British, actually. Similar ethic; we take care of our working classes instead of treating them like slaves.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@PurpleCharger
Great actually. I live in Jacksonville Florida, the weather and people are horrible, but they do have work if you are not lazy

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Harmless_Venom
summer holiday every yeah

Yeah you are lucky because in America even if you can afford a decent vacation, getting that time off is practically impossible for some. We get exploited to death.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Stupidasole
Six weeks paid leave a year. Four of which are mandated by law, the other two come from a 'personal day' that everyone assumes is another day of holiday, and bank holidays I can trade in.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@PurpleCharger
i have a master's degree in electrical engineering; three years out of school.
i am employed so i guess the economy is fine.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@PurpleCharger
Just lost my job again
again

user can't hold down a job so blames the ""economy""

Illusionz
Illusionz

@New_Cliche
It depends on if they were fired vs laid off. Laid off is usually not your fault.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I hit $100k networth in under a year out from college

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@PurpleCharger

Does Canada really have more jobs than the states? At first we were kind of gloating and sympathizing a little bit saying that at least we had more jobs. After a year of job searching I gave up and happily living off welfare, it also turns out I had a brain injury as a kid that the insurance never paid me for, so I don't feel guilty at all, I'm slightly mentally handicap.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@AwesomeTucker
Brain injuries don't hamper you. I got one last year, and the only real effect a few months on is slight memory loss and a lingering paranoia about things dropping on my fucking head.

Evilember
Evilember

@Playboyize

Brain injuries don't hamper you.

Nah, my life was pretty miserable. I'm not going to go into detail. Even a small brain injury is worth a million dollars anyways from a car accident, do you have any idea how much the insurance is making?

5mileys
5mileys

@Playboyize

Also, user, you should sue your workplace for your accident, that's worth a lot money, I guarantee your brain injury is negatively affecting you in many ways that are subtle and may take years realize.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Firespawn
Technically, you're not wrong. Hitler's Germany was fucking on fire irrespective of the fuckshit that ensued after.

Whether or not the war was a good governmental investment is arguable.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@TalkBomber
Mandated by law
Socialism at work. :^)

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