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Sherri. Jackson
over 3 years ago
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HR Consultant

I was fired from a job after 20 years for speaking out. I worked for a large beverage company in HR for 20 years. It was a very high volume and stressful job at this Fortune 100 company. At the beginning of the year the company acquired another company with thousands of employees. Needless to say, the hours at the end of the previous year and the months to follow in 2016 were outrageous getting the new employees on payroll and on benefits. Even worse, no resources were added to help with all the new employees. After complaining many times to my director manager and eventually in front of top management about the long hours and asking for help and relief, I was suddenly fired. Although I told management I needed to be out of the office for one reason that wasn't true, which was wrong, I really needed to work at home because I was beyond stressed out. I worked on weekends and the any vacation days as a routine. I usually worked from home 2 days a week already, so I worked an additional 3 days at home . The reason I was given for being fired was because I worked at home and should have come in the office. The company knew I worked those 3 days as they of course pulled down all the emails, data bases I accessed, etc that showed all the work, but decided to fire me any way. I was walked out, no severance, they fought my unemployment and even "mistakenly" reversed my last paycheck and overdrew my account. I was so devastated. Although it was acknowledged I worked, it was because I should have come in. I know it was unfair and it's been hard to deal with. I am gainfully employed with a great job. However, in a state where one can be fired for anything, I am the poster child for a "at will" state firing. Oh, did I mention, in 20 years I had never had any written or verbal warnings, EVER. Thank God for my faith and strong friends and family who DID NOT LET ME BECOME A VICTIM.

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robert hodge
over 3 years ago
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Recruiting & Dispatch manager

As I have been out of work since Sept 2016, I've been trying on a daily basis to find a position in my field of recruiting for staffing agencies. In every imaginable way,I've been looking, but so far no luck. I've also, on a daily basis looked in other fields, but that hasn't worked out as well. I have a real passion and love for recruiting in the light industrial field because more than not, you are helping non skilled people find work and those that are having a hard time find work for many reasons. Students, people with criminal records, those looking for a 2nd job, etc,etc. It is quite a rewarding feeling when you can help someone get back on their feet and find employment. I still have that emence passion. It is so frustrating not being able to find any sort of employment , let alone in recruiting. I guess 18 years experience doesn't count for much. I'm not giving up and I know NYC is a tough market, but where does a 57 year old go to get help in returning to his passion, his field?

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Wanda Ava Laboy-Capo
almost 4 years ago
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VP Global Human Resources Talent Acquisition

Virtual Full Cycle Recruiting - Washington DC Skills: Recruiting, Sourcing, Management, Strategy Development and Implementation, Demographics and Market Analysis, City Data and Analysis, Training and Development and Extensive Taleo Background

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/wanda-ava-laboy-capo/2/236/52b

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Marcia Anavitarte-Jordan
over 3 years ago
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Employee Relations positio

I am looking for a position in Employee Relations, Employment Investigations, Mediation and/Arbitration in the Austin or Houston Texas area. I have a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution and many years of experience in Mediation,employee relations,HR, and management.

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Richard Scott Johnson
almost 4 years ago
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Potential Employers & Recruiters Requesting Personal Information Way Too Soon

When searching for jobs, during the application phase, even before being contacted for an interview, I have had potential employers and recruiters request personal information such as my full Social Security number, my full birth date, my home address and other personal information. Over the past several years this is happening a lot more frequently with recruiters and human resource departments requesting this information and often times, a web page for applying for a job requesting this information. I politely decline because I refuse to give out this information when the employer has no right to this information until you are actually hired. I get mixed reactions from the employers and recruiters, from surprise to telling me that they cannot move forward with my application without the information. Is this happening to anyone else? How do you handle this situation?

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LUZ MANGUAL
over 3 years ago
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16 years with Human Resources Experience and 2 1/2 years unemployed

I can not understand why with 16 years of human resources experience I can not land a job. I tried applying for part time clerical, clerk typist jobs even for clerical in our school district and no response. This coming August will be 3yrs of being unemployed my job was eliminated and the company eventually was taken over. This is depressing and scary I moved from Newjersey to florida and I am having the same luck. I only want an opportunity somewhere. I have no college degree I only have work experience. The pay in florida is not great....but I am willing to build from the ground up. I am 52 years but I dont look the age but they will never know that because they dont even call for an interview I applied for over 10 position in the school. No response I cant figure it out.

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Suza Kamondo
4 months ago
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What I loved working at #YangfengAutomotiveInteriors

Yangfeng was an equal opportunity workplace for everyone to advance their careers.

You could be given a higher position from machine operator to team lead or forklift driver, etc before you got hired.

#It had good management. #HR and some Supervisors were reasonable when helping with issues. #The environment was always clean. #It had a huge lunchroom that could accommodate every employee during meetings, potlucks, dinners etc. #It had also great health care benefits like vision, dental, 410k, medical etc.

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Mary Ann Bowers
over 3 years ago
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Human Resources Assistant

I am a very positive person with a strong background in Human Resources and believes in solving people's problems.

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Shivani D
almost 4 years ago
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aPHR certification

Hello all, I am preparing for aPHR certification from last few days. I am not able to decide which book I should get. I have ordered fundamentals of human resources by Raymond Noe. Please guide me what else i should read and how should I prepare? Please share your experiences, as how with limited resources one can prepare fully. I have been reading sample questions and study materials online. Thanks in advance.

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Mary Santella
over 3 years ago
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Follow up on Fingerprint Hell

It has been a few months that I have been in limbo because of the state not releasing my ID. But I finally received a call to go in Friday to redo all of my HR paperwork and I go the following week to finish training. Finally! And I still do not know the reasons that the state did this to me. I wish I could find out the reasons for all of this but its the state and they do not like to give information out I have discovered. Thankfully the company stayed on top of jt and fought for me, to get me back to work. It is so nice to be appreciated. I know a;lot had to do with my test scores and conduct when I was there from what management told me. And I stayed positive when I talked to them or about them.

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