No new job.

@jchampany (1131)
United States
July 20, 2007 11:29am CST
So some of you may know that I had applied for another job within the same company. I ended up not getting it. There were 6 of us who applied. I was the only girl. I think that is the reason that I didn't get the job. You see, the job is basically exactly what I do know but in a different location. All of the office work is the same but I would have to learn how to drive the machine around the yard. It is a smaller place and I would be in charge of shipping and receiving the new machines too. I think they felt like since I was a girl I can't do it. Oh how wrong they are.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Hello Jchampany, What a bummer! I'm just gonna' throw this out there, and you can do with it whatever you choose. I'll also preface that I'm in no position to have the slightest clue why your organization didn't offer you the job, but here's a little something to maybe consider: My brother's son-in-law works for a huge conglomerate. And, his job description has just recently changed to include moving equipment from one part of the lot to the other. Now, here's the kicker ... there is a county road that separates one part of the lot from the other. In order for him to legally move equipment the few hundred feet, he has to encroach on the county road, which means that he has to have a C.D.L. license. So, the huge conglomerate is paying for him to attend big-rig chauffeur's training school, so that he can encroach on the road. Is it possible that a similar scenario may be happening at the location that you were applying for? And, maybe one of the other five applicants has a C.D.L. already? Just throwing this out there. Only you know if there is a bigotted undercurrent to your company's business thinking. But, I would think that only a huge company would consider paying thousands of dollars to send an employee to drivers school, when they could have chosen another less expensive option. Personally, I was shocked that my nephew-in-law was being offered this option. Seems kind of silly to me, but I can see the bind that the huge company is in. They must be able to operate within the confines of the law, or face enormous liability. Maybe your company has some similarly silly reason for not choosing you. Obviously, they were not considering personality, and sense of humor when they selected their new hire! Were you given a reason why you were not selected?
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
23 Jul 07
You are so sweet. This is exactly how I was told that I didn't get the job. "Well, I am going to offer the job to Austin on Monday but if he doesn't take it, it's yours." I don't know, there were 6 of us that applied and he told me I was second for the job. He was just worried that I wouldn't be able to do the "yard" stuff that the job entails. I am over it though. I am just continuing to do my best at my current position.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Hello Jchampany, Well, it's their loss! Hopefully, your prospects are looking up -- elsewhere. Oh, and thanks for the BR.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
20 Jul 07
If you feel you were wronged, then you should take the appropriate measures to make them make it right. But being as I use to work wiyh companies that use to employ mostly men, make sure you had all the certifacations you needed. If you were going to be driving a forklift for example then you would need certs for it. But if you had everything you needed and met the job qualifacations yhen lodge a formal complaint
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Well, I can't really say that that is the reason. Just a feeling I have. I am not going to file a complaint or anything, just whine about it. lol.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Whine away I'll listen lol. As for "yarding" things did you tell that person females have to yard things on a daily basis kids, groceries, laundry, pets, and so on.
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
21 Jul 07
Ignore them. If they dont want you, then you dont want them too. Be confident. You will get what you need, definitely at some place, if not here. It also happens that the suitability of the job also varies from person to person. The recruiter would have also thought that you have work hard for that job, which can be done easily by the men. Who knows ? Go ahead with your job hunt and you are sure to get head hunted somewhere. All the best.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Are you able to find out why they didn't hire your? i don't know if that is normal practice but I would of asked especially if its an internal position.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Jul 07
Well that just sucks sweetheart! I am sorry you must be very disappointed but heck just keep trying and prove them all wrong - I know you can do it just as well, if not better than any man. You go girl! xxx
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@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
20 Jul 07
"First, changed economic and work conditions combined with the goals achieved by feminism have created new possibilities for young women…. Second, new ideologies about individual responsibility and choices also dovetail with some broad feminist notions about opportunities for young women, making them the most likely candidates for performing a new kind of self-made subjectivity." I wrote this on a site and I think it suite here on this subject. So the conclusion is a girl can do what a man can do, with no diferences! Thank you!