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Re^5: On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping

by ptum (Priest)
on Apr 11, 2006 at 17:02 UTC ( #542615=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping
in thread On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping

Thanks for this thoughtful response -- I appreciate getting more context to understand this problem.

Here in the US we also have trouble with employers who avoid protections by hiring only part time employees. When I took a year off from college to earn some tuition money, I worked for a major supermarket where they hired three of us for a two-person job to ensure that we wouldn't get enough hours to qualify for benefits. It seemed pretty mean-spirited and weaselly to me, although I'm sure they could argue that 'market pressures' drove them to such 'strategic' employment practices. I left that job after six weeks with no regrets.

No good deed goes unpunished. -- (attributed to) Oscar Wilde

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