Heather L. Burnside
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Some Things I Have Noticed in the Jobcase Postings

Good Morning, Jobcase Community!

I know this is stating the obvious, but I have notice some disturbing trends in the conversation postings, especially on postings from people who are asking for advice or assistance (Spiritual, legal, and business) on various issues. There are a great deal of members who are very encouraging and understanding of other people's plights and ongoing battles. However, there are those who take the asinine, vicious methods of "providing advice".

To clarify what I mean by "asinine, vicious methods", I am speaking of Jobcase members who criticize and mock other members for not finding employment after an extended amount of time or assuming they are dumb, incompetent and uneducated because of a few misspelled words and grammar errors. There have even been some who have gone as far as to post messages stating that some members have trouble finding work or were fired because "they got what they deserved" or "God was punishing them for being lazy and 'gaming' the system".

Moreover, for those members (Not saying all of them behave/interact this way) who are better off and have great things going on in their lives (so it seems on the surface)- They tend to bring down those who are still struggling or have given up due to long-term unemployment, ongoing personal battles, or having a string of horrible luck. They have also belittle some members' issues to the point of making them feel insignificant and self-conscious. I do not understand why this is going on, but it gives me the impression that these types of members have no heart for those suffering from misfortune.... And it truly perturbs me.

Unfortunately, we are living in truly troublesome times. Jobcase is a venue for those who are seeking professional advice on acing interviews, having the best resume in the universe (Well, we can all dream. Right?), and networking with other professionals to see what other opportunities await in the horizon. Everyone has to deal with enough BS in life and there may be topics that prefer not to discuss with loved ones or there are possibilities that there are experts on this website that can give effective advice on matters. I am not saying that everyone must be nice to each other, give everyone a multi-colored sucker and do hop-scotches over the rainbow. Nor am I saying that everyone is an entitled, arrogant a__hole that should jump in a ditch and stay there. All of us should be made aware that just because there are those who are struggling does not mean it will never happen to you or me. One minute, everything's super. But, the next minute can be hell on earth just like that.

To get to the matter, we should be a tad more respectful of our peers and be mindful of what is/will be posted to a person's query. Most of all.... We should adopt a mindset of building up those who are torn down. Anyone of us can be someone's cornerstone to keep the foundation stable and secure. Most of all, as an online community, we should make it a point to give more praise and jubilation to all successes, regardless if they are small or big.

Enough of the long-winded podium talk from me. May 2019 be the year of new geneses for those wanting a fresh start and improving all avenues in life. Have a good evening.

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Cool Breese .
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That's a wonderful post we should be encouraged and each other showing love without condemnation, or judgement. I know for 14 or 16 years I've been on the internet seems the number one complaint people have about me is my spelling or punctuation like that some kind of big deal when somebody doesn't put a comma before and or butt nor.
And sometimes do the fact that it's just words on a screen it can often be taken in the wrong way. So we should be more thoughtful of words we choose. And I need to get spell check working on this phone.

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Josephine Erwin
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Heather L. Burnside Thank you for bringing this up. I always; try to act with respect and consideration. Because I've been in their situation, and it can take something out of someone if they are given harsh criticism. It's something that can tip a person from being positive and hopeful, to down right depressed and useless. Our words have deep impact once spoke, or even typed, for someone that could already be feeling crappy. And they could be in far worse frame of mind that they let on. A harsh word could cause them to go over the edge. Cut their wrists or even take their own life. We will never truly know how a person feels, because they might feel that it's not important when they are typing to post on here, or anywhere.

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Omega Wolf2154
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The old saying" Sticks and stones may hurt me, BUT WORDS HURT MORE". It's always a good idea to be mindful of what one says to another person.

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Scott Campbell
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Well said. Negative people drain the soul. But in the end, Karma is a great teacher.

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Meredith Rutkowski
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Thank you very much for your comment Heather. Jobcase is supposed to be a support network, not a place to debase others. It is hurtful enough to be out of work and feel less than desirable in any way. You are a good example to follow for all those negative people thinking they are better than the rest of us.

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Remoushell Henry
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Thank you.

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Carol Loewen
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Most people have no compassion which is detrimental to job searching. Remember no one has the right to belittle any one because we all Excell differently and bullies are not constructive to the function of operation of the tasks that are required.

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clifford callwood III
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Hello good morning Heather L Burnside how are you doing and feeling today love. I love and admire your point and your message that you bring to the article. It seems to me that you and I and some of the other job members believe in reach out and to try and help people. In good ways with finding a good job and bettering themselves as well. Now you and I know that is not going to be an easy task for some of us. But in the longer run it will be all worth it, Because it will have great rewards. What we must try and understand as human beings and people in today's world. We must have a positive mindset and a good head on our shoulders. Because at the end of the day. We all have struggles and Difficulty's we have to face and try to overcome and face In the world today. No matter what that maybe, We still need some good and positive advice. And a lot of strong encouragement in order to make it in today's world and in today's economic. We have got to pray for another and faith in ourselves and the man up stairs which is our creator lord and savior that no matter what we face and go through in life. That we will succeed and we will be very proud of ourselves. And our families as well. When we get the job that we work hard in life and struggle for to achieve greatness. And that will be one of the most Beautiful things in the world. It will be a experience worth while. That is my point it is also my message. Peace God Bess take care and keep up the good advice Because a lot of us to hear out there. And One Love.

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ELOTTRI BOULERBAH
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اولا وقبل كل شيء اشكرك علي هذا التدخل او التقرير المفصل وحتي وانك لم توصفي شخصيا معينا بعينه لكن المقصود فهم ذلك. ولذا اود ان اوضح لك بعض من ذلك:- كل تدخلاتي كانت نابعة من القلب الناصع البياض بدون خلفية مهما كان نوعها وذلك بناءا علي طلبات او اقتراحات اصحابها بدون ذم او تدخل في الخصوصيات او في الشخصية - ايتها الاخت وان كان هناك شيء ما من هنا وهناك من جانبي فتفضلي بطرحه مباشرة وصراحة وشكرا مرة اخري علي الكتابة. First of all, I thank you for this intervention or detailed report, and even if you did not specify a specific person personally, but it is intended to understand this. So I would like to explain some of this: - All my interventions were emanating from the pure white heart without any background of any kind and based on the requests or suggestions of the owners without defamation or interference in the privacy or in the personality - you sister and if there was something here and there For my part, let me ask

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Sheila Johnson
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Heather, You are correct in saying that we need to be more respectful in dealing with other people's thoughts and feelings when they are discouraged. That is what this website is all about and we should strive to help those individuals no matter what their circumstances are. Thank you for your perspective and reminding people of what we should be as an online community willing to reach out to others.

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