Sunday, October 22, 2006

Help Wanted....need Great Employees....

I work with a manufacturing company and have been perplexed with the candidates that we have recently offered jobs. For non-skilled we offer $8.50 to $9.50 per hour to start with significant advancement potential along with good health and dental. We pay the standard holidays, offer vacation and personal days and have a percentage match 401-k plan.

They send their resume, come to the interview, sign the ok for a background check and drug screen. We offer them an entry level position with great advancement opportunity. They agree and appear to be excited about starting their new job.

The applicant has accepted the job and helps with choosing a start date and then does not call or show up for work!!! It makes more sense to me when they work a day or two and then quit without notice.

I have hired people for over 25 years and have never had this happen multiple times. Why are these people interviewing if they do not intend to be hired?

Your opinions appreciated.



Blogger Spirit said...

kids are very picky. I know I have two.

Incidentally, I have a 20 year old making $9/hr, no advancement only high school. Nice kid. Any openings?


October 22, 2006 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger meblogin said...

Yes...we have opportunities.

Please email me with resume and contact resume to


October 22, 2006 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Billy Jones said...

Are they perhaps finding "better" jobs and simply failing to tell you they've changed their minds?

I write better in quotes as we all know the greener grass isn't always greener.

October 27, 2006 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger meblogin said...

We are guessing that some find better paying jobs and some are still riding on unemployment and not interested in another job until their benefits exhaust.

I believe the rules for unemployment mandate that the person be looking for work.

I don't recall this ever happening until the past few years.

October 28, 2006 at 1:47 AM  

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