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  •  I was OWS. I was in Zuccotti Park. Spent nights (4+ / 0-)

    there watching over the camp with a Camera, ready to film if something happened.

    I hear you. I'm wondering now if something like this isn't already happening.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's already another blacklist. My name was in newspapers, on TV giving interviews. I'm a trained Macy's Sales Associate. That's what I did when I was in college.

    In all hiring cycles over the past year, including the Christmas seasonal worker cycle, I have applied to Macy's and heard nothing back. Even when they had advertisements in the paper saying they needed 400 workers immediately.

    Same story with other retail firms.

    I really wonder if I'm not getting flagged during background checks because of my Occupy activities. It's either that, or they've been getting swamped with applicants and the new computerized application processes mean I'm just a number. There's no Human Resources manager to walk in and talk to in any of these stores anymore. Or maybe it's my credit rating, or something, or the fact that the economy is just terrible. Or perhaps they're not actually hiring, they just want to look like they can afford more staff so that their stock portfolios stay up.

    It could be any number of things, and I don't like to assume that they're out to get me. Of course, some of them are, sometimes.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:03:03 AM PST

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