For many months now I have been searching for a part-time job as I am struggling with money whilst studying for my full-time degree. There are a number of annoyances that have massively knocked my confidence and a number of companies that really push it as far as it comes to equality and providing a fair system for people looking for employment. I don’t give a shit anymore, I’m actually going to name the companies that have annoyed me here as I’m just so angry.
Firstly, when I hand a CV out, I’d like the person I hand it to, to be honest. The amount of times I’ve handed CV’s out many a time to get ‘Oh, there’ll be a few things coming up, we will definitely get in touch’ only to never hear from them again. If you’re not going to bother if you don’t like my CV just say ‘If we find something suitable/ if we like your cv we will contact you’. Bars and Restaurants are very guilty of this… Nando’s being the main offender.
This point, is pretty much a profound accusation, but I’ve experienced it enough times now to know it’s truth, It’s also a risky thing to say in this country and brands you as a racist, but the opposite is true. I’m a victim to racial discrimination. I believe that equality is the most important thing we should have in society and in your life… however… EQUAL MEANS EVERYONE IS EQUAL.
McDonalds and KFC are the most racist companies I have ever applied at. 5 KFC stores I have applied at on several occasions, not once have I progressed to an interview, only to find in the store, not one British worker. I wouldn’t mind, but I have experienced the worst customer service experiences in both these stores, with large queues and staff more fussed about making happy meal boxes. If these people were better for the job I would applaud this, however, I know I would provide better qualities and skills to the job from the things I have seen, and It says enough on it’s own when not one British worker works in any of the stores I applied for.
My final gripe is companies who seem to NEVER have vacancies, despite having careers websites. HMV, is the number one target of my anger here. Since I was 16 I’ve checked that page and always searched the ‘Yorkshire’ option as it’s much easier. I am now 20. Over the period of 4 years, not one vacancy has ever resulted on that page. If you’re going to have a careers site. The number one thing you should ensure is that careers are listed on that website. This makes me feel like HMV is a very exclusive company when it comes to employment, and they only pick up friends or family, which is very unfair, especially in today’s climate when people are clambering for jobs.
Anyway I’m tired, I’m just fed up of this search now. Desperate for a part-time job. I have plenty of experience and I’ve got decent qualifications. I hate blowing my own trumpet, I really do, but it’s such a pity that our country has such poor effort in getting people employed. I’m not surprised youth has a bad reputation these days, the older generation has hardly left us with anything to be optimistic or confident about. Yet when we try to say something we also get accused of being anarchists or ignored.
Maybe it’s about time the politicians started realising that their jobs revolve around the people, not themselves.