Ah, job hunts, the legal alternative to staging gladiatorial fights for the entertainment of the monied class. An activity in which your goal is to be enjoined to a corporation where you’ll be obligated to show up at random times, called at asinine hours, receive no benefits, and generally get paid poorly for it. Double bonus points if it’s in a metropolitan city, where daily commutes can be up to three hours roundtrip.
I have been out of work since November and applying to job openings ever since. I’ve had just two interviews from the dozens of openings that I’ve applied to (on a good week in this city, you may see 50 openings… only 15 of which you’re qualified for).
I think I’ve did it. Found the sketchiest job posting yet.
Oh no, it isn’t what they ask of their workers that’s my problem (though lying to and harassing customers is definitely unethical). No, it’s the job application process itself.
There’s no way to send in an application. You have to freakin’ do this:
Oh yes, it gets worse
Wait for it
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Holy shit. An honest-to-god goddamn webcam-based interview. Does this default to Flash? Probably.
Do I need to spell out why this is a bad idea, from an HR point of view? By doing resume filtering first your company can be somewhat protected against claims of discriminating against minorities - it’s “just paper” after all, and as we all know data and statistics is totally (not) objective. By doing a webcam interview, you open yourself up to actively discriminating against minorities.
The best thing an “applicant” to this position can do is straight up claim to be gay, Metis, and Muslim. That oughtta put the fear of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission into them.
Webcam interview-only hiring practices are wrong.
I’m tinoesroho, and this is the sketchiest, most exploitative job posting (that I’ve seen yet).