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Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 02:54 PM Reply

This question is directed to the Newgrounds users who do not live in the United States:

Do people looking for a job in your country have this problem? Link

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 02:55 PM Reply

Yeah, but I don't think it's quite as bad, because here in the UK we don't pretend that serving coffee requires experience.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 02:56 PM Reply

I live Sweden and yes we do have that problem, and it has kept me from getting a lot of jobs. Hell one grocery store even demanded that I had worked at any other stores they have.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 03:03 PM Reply

I've heard so but I wouldn't know being an unemployed slacker.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 03:04 PM Reply

I'm looking for a barista position and I am having that problem.

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 03:04 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 02:54 PM, Dawnslayer wrote: This question is directed to the Newgrounds users who do not live in the United States:

Do people looking for a job in your country have this problem? Link

Yep, we do.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 03:20 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 02:54 PM, Dawnslayer wrote: This question is directed to the Newgrounds users who do not live in the United States:

Do people looking for a job in your country have this problem? Link

I'm in California right now and I have that problem. At least in general with job experience. It's a catch-22, mang.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 03:22 PM Reply

cant get money without job
cant get a job without education
cant get education without money

cant get all 3 without experience in a culture


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 04:50 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 02:54 PM, Dawnslayer wrote: Do people looking for a job in your country have this problem?

Yep.


Otto, what a guy.

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 04:59 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 02:55 PM, Otto wrote: Yeah, but I don't think it's quite as bad, because here in the UK we don't pretend that serving coffee requires experience.

I've been turned down for job applications at Blockbuster Video, Subway, McDonalds, and Tesco (six+ times) when I lived in the UK.

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:02 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:59 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 1/17/13 02:55 PM, Otto wrote: Yeah, but I don't think it's quite as bad, because here in the UK we don't pretend that serving coffee requires experience.
I've been turned down for job applications at Blockbuster Video, Subway, McDonalds, and Tesco (six+ times) when I lived in the UK.

Something tells me it wasn't about lack of experience...

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 05:02 PM, 372 wrote: Something tells me it wasn't about lack of experience...

What do you think it was?

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:24 PM Reply

Finnish have same problem as American do. I think most Western countries HAVE this same problem.

This was the whole interview I got on the first time... pretty much similar to that comic ;-(

"Onko sinulla kokemusta?"
"Ei, minä juuri valmistunut yliopisto."

"Sitten saada kokemusta?"
"Kerro miten!"

"Menna töihin kaynnistyksen yritys."
"Mutta yritys on kaynnistyksen yksi!"

"Olen pahoillani, et voi tyoskennellä taalla."
"Mita helvettia?"

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:45 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 05:24 PM, Elitistinen wrote: "Sitten saada kokemusta?"
"Kerro miten!"

"Menna tÃf¶ihin kaynnistyksen yritys."
"Mutta yritys on kaynnistyksen yksi!"

"Olen pahoillani, et voi tyoskennellÃf¤ taalla."
"Mita helvettia?"

HAHAHAHAH dude I totally know what you mean.

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:51 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 04:59 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 1/17/13 02:55 PM, Otto wrote: Yeah, but I don't think it's quite as bad, because here in the UK we don't pretend that serving coffee requires experience.
I've been turned down for job applications at Blockbuster Video, Subway, McDonalds, and Tesco (six+ times) when I lived in the UK.

I don't need to rephrase what I first said for it to stand happily in line with what you said.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 05:58 PM Reply

Yes but its more because here in the UK we've become a nation of bigger moaners and gotten lazier. There are still jobs about, just people are too stubborn still to accept the fact that working in ASDA or Mcdonalds isn't actually that bad.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 07:21 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 05:24 PM, Elitistinen wrote: Finnish have same problem as American do. I think most Western countries HAVE this same problem.

Damn, I was really hoping Finland would be an exception. It looks like a beautiful country from the pictures I've seen.

Thanks for the responses, everyone. It's kind of pathetic that no one's doing any better, but at least we're not alone, right?

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 08:11 AM Reply

Not tried getting a real job but you can go to school for free in Denmark (as of right now i am in school that gives you the basics towards cooking, baking and butchering) so that would count toward experiance while also if I choos to go that way I can take the first 6 month off so it wont take 3 years to be a cook or one of the others.
Plus if over 18 you get SU (money for students paid from taxes dont know it it if in other countries)


I'm think i may have spelled wrong in my post but Tom Flup have not made an edit buttom so don´t blame me :D

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 08:40 AM Reply

Yes.

You need a driver's license and advanced-level English just to work as a janitor nowadays. It's all bollocks,


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 08:46 AM Reply

What experience have you had with pushing trolleys in ASDA?

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 08:46 AM Reply

At 1/17/13 05:58 PM, Gagsy wrote: Yes but its more because here in the UK we've become a nation of bigger moaners and gotten lazier. There are still jobs about, just people are too stubborn still to accept the fact that working in ASDA or Mcdonalds isn't actually that bad.

Dam here have some fucking mexican immigrants, we thought it would solve our problems why not yours?

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 08:58 AM Reply

At 1/19/13 08:46 AM, BumFodder wrote: What experience have you had with pushing trolleys in ASDA?

They still ask for "experience working at a supermarket" etc. for such jobs...as if it is impossible for anyone to pick it up new, sigh.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 09:01 AM Reply

At 1/17/13 05:58 PM, Gagsy wrote: Yes but its more because here in the UK we've become a nation of bigger moaners and gotten lazier. There are still jobs about, just people are too stubborn still to accept the fact that working in ASDA or Mcdonalds isn't actually that bad.

Actually around me area such jobs don't exist. I check out the job board things inside those places and unless they never actually use them for some stupid reason they never seem to get any. The only place similar to that I have found has been in Asda (it refused to say Asda in the advertisement but obviously was) but their jobs are actually really terrible when advertising in such ways, they seem to be basically trying to give as little money and freedom etc. as possible and then demand such stupid things like needing to regularly carry 25kg of weight all day which is absolutely absurd since I can't really do that at all.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 09:59 AM Reply

Yeah, I ran into similar things when I was job hunting about one-and-a-half years back. I remember seeing a vacancy for a cleaning job where they demanded three years of experience for some reason.

I also had a job interview for cinema employee and when I said I've had three other jobs before, they said that was a bit on the low side. That comment didn't make much sense to me at all because if I had a 21 year old saying he's had like ten jobs before, I would assume he's one of those guys who's going to get bored within a few months, quits and then goes somewhere else. He didn't even bother asking me for how long I've had those jobs.

So yeah, I think you see those kinds of things everywhere at the moment.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 10:31 AM Reply

Yes. That problem also exist where I live.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 11:11 AM Reply

No, that is the simple answer


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 12:13 PM Reply

It heavily relies on their academic chosen major. I won't have this problem as my major is sought for.


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 01:16 PM Reply

If the employers don't give other a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and skill, how can they hire people?

It doesn't matter on my level of education, even I have a BCS. The companies I went for, they didn't want to see my degree/diplomat, and they asked the crap out of my work experience, not whatsoever-did-during-education.

Then I went to this server hosting company (which I'm currently working at), these guys didn't give a damn about my level of education or references and went straight for examinations on my knowledge and skill. I passed with no problem. Got the job immediately and went in to work with a team of skilled programmers, sysadmins, secadmin, DB admins & web masters.

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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 05:21 PM Reply

i went to japan once looking for work but because i liked sega they exiled me


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Response to Question for non-American users Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 06:31 PM Reply

I dont need to work and even if I did I have connections lel