Looks like the intellectual midgets in Kansas aren't the only ones who think evolution is a bunch of hooey. Another school system has banned the teaching of evolution. But the amazing thing is that this time it's not one of the backwards US states, it's Serbia -- a podunk country in that bastion of intellectual superiority called Europe. The good news for reasonable people everywhere is that this insanity was quickly reversed. But do you think it will shut up the anti-US Eurotrolls?
Well buddy, I hope you're happy with yourself, cuz IF I EVER MEET YOU, I WILL KICK YOUR ASS! Oh, and I hope you get slapped in metamod for that shit, you pussy.
Anyway, the last time I looked for a job was three years ago, and it seemed a lot easier then. Now, companies seem more openly hostile to prospective employees than they did then. Today, I called one place to check on the status of my application, since I applied online, and there were some anomolies in my submission, so I'm not sure if my resume actually got through. I spoke to a nice lady at the reception who informed me that HR doesn't take calls except by appointment. She then told me that the only way they accept job applications is by their website. However, after some prodding, she did give me a P.O. Box I could send my resume to. So now I'm printing a hard copy of my resume to send to them. What a fun-filled Friday night...
Still, I don't understand why it takes places so long to get back to qualified applicants. Recently were thinking of firing one of our employees, and started collecting applications for his replacement. In the end, we didn't even do any interviews, because we didn't fire the guy. But we were still able to get back to the people and tell them within a few weeks whether or not they were being considered for the position. Is that too much to ask? I've been looking for over a month already, and though I've put in five applications, I've only (indirectly) heard that one of my applications was received. I guess the hiring company has all the cards, so why be curteous, right?
Oh well, enough bellyaching. Time to read the cover letter and resume for the eighteenth time and print it out on the high-quality resume paper.
"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354