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Over the past month, I've put in over 50 applications to just about every place you can name in my county. No call backs, no emails, nothing. It doesn't seem to matter how 'proactive' one is when it comes to looking for a job these days. Unless you're someone they can take advantage of, you stand no chance of being hired anywhere.

I've held two temporary jobs over the past year, hoping they might lead to something. Nope, and the requirements they're asking for with some of these postings is quite silly. Five years experience for a job I was doing at Wal-Mart wages as an internship? Really? If you ask me, this is just another example of employers taking advantage of a shitty economic situation they created in the first place.

They know fully well they could put millions of people to work, pay liveable wages and health benefits and still have a mountain of cash to burn, but judging by their ridiculous requirements within their job postings, it's easy to see they just want to take advantage of a bad situation. In other words, it's capitalism at its finest.

Let me make it as simple as possible when it comes to wages, health benefits, pensions and other things big business has either destroyed or whittled down so much it doesn't even register: When they say they can't afford to provide workers with these things, they're lying. Right through their teeth. The only thing those at the top give a fuck about is profit and how to make sure they get more in their salaries and their stock options. That's why you won't see a single business that actually caters to the needs or wants of those with disabilities.

With all that said, how do we fight back? This kind of reminds me of that scene from Star Trek 3 where the Excelsior's transwarp drive fails because Scotty sabotaged it by removing a few simple components. There's gotta be a way to make the billionaires' house of cards come tumbling down.

Yeah, I know this is all a bit random, but spotty employment really gets to me.

See you around,

Homer

Originally posted to The Aspie Corner on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:02 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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