Wanted: Employee. Real People Need Not Apply
Idiots always know what’s right and I’m sick of it.
What is it you want me to say to set things right? That I’m sorry for grieving for my grandmother who raised me? That I’m sorry for not obeying a mass murder? Well, I’m not.
America has once again upheld the decision it made long ago: it will not be fair with me. The crimes, the sins that this country has perpetrated against me are beyond outrageous. You don’t fucking want to know, but that’s too bad.
You forgot to kill me when you killed me. So, now I’m going to speak to you from the grave. I’ve returned from being discarded and forgotten. The extent of this injustice demands I try to set things right, but will America listen?
The desire for simplicity leads to us believing lies.
American idiots need to simplify everything. American non-idiots know that life is complicated with detailed nuances. The simple-minded usually win out. Their messages are clear, succinct, easy to understand, and uncomplicated. They don’t need to know the details. They don’t want to know the messy truth. They can cast their pure godly judgment on me (and you) our entire lives, tacitly supporting crime and injustice. No truth or reality allowed!
The idiots insistent need for a non-existent simple truth turned me into a liar, desperate to keep myself alive.
The idiots that we let run and ruin our country hunted me down, searching for someone with my background and qualifications; they singled me out as a desirable trophy to add to their collection of the top in the field talent; they desired the me they saw on paper so much; they offered me a $7,000 sign-on bonus. They gave me false hope, then callously ripped it away, crushing my soul again when they dug deep enough to discover that I too am not perfect.
How many times do I need to be admonished for my “crimes” from 1998? My crimes of grieving over the death of my grandmother, the person who raised me, and not obeying a tyrannical boss who would several years later prove to everyone his murderous character?
Yes, I was fired by someone in 1998 who later in his career grew tired of backstabbing his coworkers figuratively. Apparently had no qualms about turning to attempt actual murder to advance his career. Do you think that 20 years after the fact, a note was added to my personal file to that effect? Heck no!
All that potential employers need to know is that I showed insubordinate behavior towards my supposed superior, my boss, whose ambition was so strong. Attempting murder was not beyond him. What’s my punishment for standing up to him? I get blacklisted by the better half of corporate America. A lifetime sentence with no possibility of redemption.
Standing up for myself, for what I felt was right 23 years ago has cost me greatly.
Do you think any potential future employer cares about or wants to hear about the mitigating circumstances that led to my insubordination? Heck no! Punish me relentlessly for the next 23 years and counting severely limiting my options and by extension my freedom and my self-determination. I am untrustworthy.
America has already cast its ludicrous judgments on me without knowing or caring about any of the details involved. Over the course of 23 years, their judgment has determined me unworthy of dignity, unworthy of trust, unworthy of respect, and by extension of the above, unworthy of life.
How dare you? How dare you hold events from 1998 against me TO THIS VERY DAY?! For other people, employers go back 10 years when checking employment history, not for me. I have to be singled out for abuse now and then. I have to be reminded every few years that I had a bad year in 1998.
This is about as far from freedom and self-determination as you can get. I don’t have any experience living in that America, which apparently, people love. I’m not a part of that America. I’m not allowed past your protective suburban gates because of events from 23 years ago.
Now and then, some punitively oriented perfect HR representative or hiring manager has to dig up my distant past. I find it awkward. In the meantime, the United States government itself found me worthy of gainful employment. I can get security clearance.
Foreign countries will hire me. I can easily get cleared for employment visas. But there’s just something about the type of person who works in Human Resources for corporate America. They have a stick up their asses that never ends. They poke around in my past, trying to recreate my entire life without actually talking to me. It’s a weird HR thing, don’t ask me. I think it’s a sign of some psychotic mental illness.
If there is anything in their twisted, false concocted fantasy alternate life made up in their heads that they don’t like, which happens more often than not, it’s to the no-hire, ever, forever zone with me. And, from what I understand, with many of you other imperfect people too.
I don’t know how many companies have permanently blocked me from consideration for employment because of whacked out Human Resources representatives who seem to write my anti-biography, imagining the worst about me.
Blacklisting or red-flagging someone says that you support whatever injustice happened to them in the past that caused them to cover up the truth.
What does it actually mean when you’ve been “red-flagged” during a background check? So, you found some inconsistency from 23 years ago. I don’t have a photographic memory. I’ve edited my resume over 100 times in the last 2 years. Some of them (gasp!) even have typos.
Does that automatically imply that I was running drugs across international borders? Does HR then assume that I was kidnapping children selling them into slavery in foreign countries? That sounds more like my former supervisor than me. It’s only decent people who need to tweak their resumes because of some past injustice. Sociopaths have pristine resumes.
These “red flags” that potential employers find are signs of past injustices that have been swept under the rug, going unaddressed. They are misalignments between one person’s version of events and a whitewashed corporate press release.
Their need for everyone to have a simple past turns truth on its head until we arrive at the point we are on paper supporting murderers and demonizing angels.
More than likely the person you are “red-flagging” has been the victim of some type of abuse or discrimination, or they discovered information about their boss or company they shouldn’t have. “Red-flagging” people perpetuate past criminal injustices. Perhaps that’s why potential employers don’t care or want to hear the details.
How many of you are subjected to this? It makes people perpetual victims of the same crime repeatedly for their entire lives. How many of you have to provide your detailed employment history going back 22, 23, or 24 years?
If I am being singled out for employment discrimination (repeatedly) then why am I not allowed to sue? How come no one will take up my case? Why am I not allowed to clear the air and set the record straight? Is it just too much for simpletons to contemplate as they try to deny that the world can be complicated?
Employers demanding a simple, streamlined truth are living in fantasy land.
These people have expectations that cannot be met. Just because they’ve led uneventful lives without running into murders or various other sociopathic assholes doesn’t mean that everyone else has to. They demand that everyone join them in a world of cotton candy and fruity rainbows. They are woefully naïve.
Let’s call them what they are: crazy. These crazy people who have jobs in Human Resources concocting false life stories should be locked away in mental institutions. They live in a lie and they’re demanding the rest of us live in that lie with them.
At the very least, when it comes to an ugly detailed, and complicated version of events compared to a whitewashed simplified corporate-speak coverup that fills our personal employment files, we all know which version is the truth.
Having too much life to explain in a 30-second sound bite leads to age discrimination.
It is the preponderance of life events that are the cornerstone of age discrimination. It’s not, as most people think, a case of twenty-year-olds giggling at the grey hairs on an applicant’s head. It is the deep and gross assault on a person’s past pointing out their inferiority as a human being because they’ve experienced too many “life events.”
Research by Human Resources professionals themselves has pointed out that they expect absurd. They know that anyone over 30–35 years old with about 10 years in the workplace will not have the perfect resume showing the desired linear progression with increasing responsibility. Human beings are involved. Reality exists too. No one is lucky enough to skate through corporate America climbing the corporate ladder without eventually running into a snake.
Things happen in the real world. Companies go out of business or have layoffs, people accept lateral transfers or demotions for personal reasons, or to start a new career path, or because they’ve moved. People get married and get divorced. People are born and they die.
These are not things that anyone should have to point out to hiring managers and HR executives. They are commonly known events. Just because one of two of these events has happened to someone doesn’t make them untrustworthy or suspicious.
Anyone in the workforce over 30–35 is automatically disqualified from many of the places I have sought employment.
We’re not saying anyone over 40 need apply, life just makes that the case.
There comes a point, for most people sometime between 30 and 40 years old when it gets difficult to whitewash your work experience covering up the fact that you also had a real-life while working. That 3-month gap 5 years ago when you worked for Uber? That time when you started your own psychic reading 1–800 hotline a la Dionne Warwick and her Psychic Friends Network?
How about that drunken asshole of a boss who never paid you for 3-months of hard work while he tried to get into your pants? You certainly want to be blamed for his failed business.
Our current system supports the idea that the company, and by extension, the supervisor, is always right. What is recorded on paper in a personal employment file is indisputable, sacrosanct, and infallible. Unless you can afford the $10,000 down payment for an employment attorney. An act of aggression that will also get you blacklisted.
They are always right; you are always wrong. Is it any wonder that after 50 years nearly all people are found to be inferior?
Is it just me or does corporate America punish good people while rewarding evildoers?
I have been subject to heinous and ludicrous injustice for 23 years and counting. My life is a story that is unacceptable, taboo to tell in a job interview, unmentionable on a resume, lest I get blacklisted by every HR department at every corporation in America for having one of those complicated lives that they immediately shun. No real lives allowed.
You, the world, told me to get over it. You, the world, told me to let bygones be bygones and move along with my life. These things I did.
What can I do when you, in the world, will not do the same? Corporate America covering up for their ineptitude and criminal activities owes me more than they might pay: they owe me a redo of the last 23 years of my life. They owe me my character, which they assassinated.
They owe me the descent respectful jobs I was never given the opportunity to do. They owe me my dignity and self-respect. They owe me the belief of doubting coworkers. They owe me untold nights of peaceful sleep. They owe me a family. They owe me the future years of life they have already ripped away from me when they forced this stress into my life. They’ve already murdered me. I’m just waiting for death to hit.