Ghost your employer, have you?

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#1 playmynutz
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Hi guys. Have you ever ghosted an employer. Or relationship. Or church?

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/what-is-employee-ghosting-how-companies-created-their-own-worst-nightmare.html

In this article above. They say:

"In fields ranging from food service to finance, recruiters and hiring managers say a tightening job market and a sustained labor shortage have contributed to a surge in professionals abruptly cutting off contact and turning silent--the type of behavior more often associated with online dating than office life," (inc.com, 2020)

I wouldn’t. But my friend just did. Have you ever ghosted a job before do you think my friend did the right thing?

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#2 Skarwolf
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Yes. I was laid off & went through a placement agency just to try it out. They put me with this auto parts manufacturer. I was on night shift. Now I have an education, I’ve worked in trades have gas & oil technician tickets, worked in steel production & mechanical assembly.

I wasn’t told who to talk to or where to go so I walked in sat there in a lunch room with all these regular employees. A manager walked in and told everyone some bullshit then everyone shuffled out leaving me.

I walked up introduced myself & said I was from the placement agency. The manager looked annoyed & sighed as if it was a burden.

I asked “problem?” His eyes bulged out at that and he said to follow him.

He took me through this stamping plant to a machine that was stamping parts that followed a conveyor. I was told to stand at the end and put the parts in a bin 😑

The “operator” came over he was a nice enough guy and explained if I did good the company would give me a contract. I asked how long he’d been there he said it took 3 years to get a contract & he’d been there 7 and was getting $18.

I asked if that really was my job standing there putting parts in a bin for fucking 8 hours. He said yes. I asked where the toilets were he pointed, I walked towards the toilets then left the building lol.

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#3 mrbojangles25
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That is pretty discourteous, to be honest. I would never do that.

@Skarwolf said:

Yes. I was laid off & went through a placement agency just to try it out. They put me with this auto parts manufacturer. I was on night shift. Now I have an education, I’ve worked in trades have gas & oil technician tickets, worked in steel production & mechanical assembly.

I wasn’t told who to talk to or where to go so I walked in sat there in a lunch room with all these regular employees. A manager walked in and told everyone some bullshit then everyone shuffled out leaving me.

I walked up introduced myself & said I was from the placement agency. The manager looked annoyed & sighed as if it was a burden.

I asked “problem?” His eyes bulged out at that and he said to follow him.

He took me through this stamping plant to a machine that was stamping parts that followed a conveyor. I was told to stand at the end and put the parts in a bin 😑

The “operator” came over he was a nice enough guy and explained if I did good the company would give me a contract. I asked how long he’d been there he said it took 3 years to get a contract & he’d been there 7 and was getting $18.

I asked if that really was my job standing there putting parts in a bin for fucking 8 hours. He said yes. I asked where the toilets were he pointed, I walked towards the toilets then left the building lol.

And this is why temps are terrible :D

We hire them occasionally at my job. Out of every four, two generally don't bother to show up, one sort of just disappears or meanders around....and one might actually do an OK job.

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#4 Skarwolf
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@mrbojangles25: it was beneath me. 🤷‍♂️

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#5 mrbojangles25
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@Skarwolf said:

@mrbojangles25: it was beneath me. 🤷‍♂️

Fair enough, I know how that feels.

Sometimes you have to start at the bottom, though, and work your way up.