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Proper Job (Old Cornish Saying)
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Forgive my dark humour - I am still searching for a job and wondering how much I would miss a kidney.  I would write about the grim expectations I have in this time of life, made intolerable after the Brexit fall out and other excuses for dehumanising the work force.  It seems that The Guardian has done it for me, so please read their article on The Grim Reality of Job Hunting in the Age of A.I.

What I would like to ask is: what is wrong with settling down and doing your job independently?  What is wrong about being quiet, pleasant and thoughtful?  I certainly don't have a 'can't-be-arsed' character, but why do I have an over-emphasised 'can-do' attitude?  Seriously, with all the over-the-top adjectives here, would you really want an office full of 'passionate', 'positive', 'cheerful' people? It makes them sound like pre school childrens' programme entertainers or indeed kids maxed out on sugar. Picking up on The Guardian article - why do we have to feel that we are auditioning for The Apprentice or yodelling on The X Factor?  This is not for high-profile jobs, either - this can be shelf filling for your local store or cleaning at a nearby hotel.

Dear employers - even with the amount of people who are chasing your jobs, do you not trust your own instincts as to whether someone can do a job?

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LOL, crying inside

my friend is undergoing a career revaluation and finding similar twists. yesterday he was rewriting his resume for the 20th time in a month. imagine going to university for a decade only to find work in a big box store. my life skills as an ice-cream server could get me a job as a greeter at walmart !!
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I am hampered by the area I live in and unable to move away. That doesn't help. I am settling my expectations at subterranean level, now - I just want a job that won't send me batshit insane.

RE: Re: dark and funny

think buddhist, the job you were made to do will show up
good luck!
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That article is quite frightening, and hopeless making. If a person had already been turned down by a computer a few times already they really would want to give up. Why bother if you can't see a real person who might see you as a real person?

It is actually like that in most medium to high firms. Even the smaller ones are jumping on the band wagon. I know this, as there is a firmly-embedded Life Coach/NLP centre here in Cornwall. I know at least one medium-sized firm and one place from the education sector that uses the email screening as part of the course.

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