This is a discussion on "The good ole boy network" AKA the real world. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Indeed, the good ole boy network still exists and always will. I learned at a young age that who you know is just as important ...
Indeed, the good ole boy network still exists and always will. I learned at a young age that who you know is just as important (if not more) as what you know.
I know there's a lot of talk on here about avoiding stupid places like bars, but I've made amazing contacts from visiting them and socializing with "older" gentleman there and have landed great work by doing so and have also expanded my personal business by doing so. Now, of course, these aren't Hood bars either..
Networking sure does pay off. ;)
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Very true, Timmy. The folks that I hired usually didn't need a resume, because I was the one that called them up and recruited them. That's how I was usually recruited and hired as well.
It always amuses me when I hear folks with facial jewelry, or extreme haircuts, etc.. claim that it has never hurt their career. I've seen careers destroyed by poor manners at the dinner table, or winning a golf game that they should have lost.
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Jobs requiring facebook passwords needs to be illegal, like how my state bars polygraphs (antiquated nonsense) because it's a huge invasion of privacy.
Drug tests need to go too, but American drug paranoia won't let it. It's not allowed in Canada, they've got it right on that issue.
Yeah, Canada is who we want to model ourselves after. No offense OneCanuck.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
I never answered it because I didn't bother answering the post, nor did I have an obligation to. I have principles on privacy and am not a fan of prying employers who want to dictate employees lives off the clock, sorry. I don't care if it's the way of the world, I don't like it and I don't want to be a part of it.
Maybe I'd sell out for a huge pay raise, but I doubt it. Reading about the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch reminds me of those employers, micromanaging and obsessive down to minute details.
tl;dr my age is of no consequence.
I guess I am now one of the "GOB's" and we definitely work that way. If one of my buddies give me the green light then you have passed about 65% of the hurdles from the get go.
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I've never really had a great employer, so I kind of dislike most employers. I got in trouble with a few in my younger days because I refused to be a kiss-ass or doormat too.
It's very much your prospective employers business to make sure he isn't hiring a druggie. He has too much time and money tied up in a new hire. It's an easy way to stop a problem before it starts.
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The FAA also requires manufacturers of commercial aircraft components and assemblies to test their manufacturing personnel for drugs. The tests might bebut I guess that memo hasn't made it to everyone's desk. We still manage to lose a few workers a year.incredibly easy to beat and basically a scam
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CJ, as I said in previous threads, good luck with the drug thing. Timmy posted some wise and sage advise. My sense is your not a very good listener (or reader in this case). My suggestion to you, as I made in the other thread is for you to move to Canada or the EU. Despite your age, what ever it might be, I sense you have some maturing to do. Trust me, I've met some 50 year olds in that situation but very rarely.. Most wise up or drop out. What will you be?