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  •  Not intending to fill a position isn't just in (7+ / 0-)

    health care.

    Welcome to the world of health care, where hospitals post jobs to their websites with no intention of actually filling it
    I've interviewed for jobs in academia, gone through the HR interview, the department head interview, the security interview (you're working with kids, you have to pass a background check), the "guest" lecture to see if you are any good. Then the two month wait until you get the letter on 80 lb. paper with the embossed heading that informs you that the college has decided to not fill the position at this time!!

    It's all a scam. They got the budget approved for X number of positions. They don't fill them, the money still stays in the budget and they use it for something else.

    Thank goodness I am retired and only tutor when I feel like it.

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:28:33 AM PDT

    •  The other thing that happens (3+ / 0-)

      is that larger companies in particular often have policies that say all open positions must be publicly posted. So you'll get a situation where a team leader wants to bring someone into his group so he opens a position for that person. That position is then publicly listed, even though there was never any intention to fill it from outside the company.

      •  Happens in colleges, also. (0+ / 0-)

        They have an adjunct professor they really want to keep so they devise a course for that person to teach. But all new courses have to be publicly posted.

        And they are; just no one ever intended to fill it with an outsider.

        "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

        by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 11:01:41 AM PDT

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