Sunday’s in Bed is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl to share with everyone what you’re reading in bed Sunday morning before getting to the days activities.
Today I’m hoping to read Venom by Fiona Paul
I won’t be reading a lot today. I’ll be spending most of the day working (boo!) so that I don’t have to work next weekend because it’s readathon time!!! I’ll be lucky if I get any reading time at all this week, as this is a very busy week. This makes me very sad because I am already 1 book behind on my Goodreads challenge and this week is only going to make that worse. I seriously need to buckle down and read like 4 books during readathon.
I just started Venom so I really have no opinions yet, but I’m really hoping that it’s as excellent as they said it would be.
In other news…
I’m really tired of idiots.
One of the things I do in my job is go through applications, which is my least favorite part of my job. The whole process just sucks. I dislike combing through to pick out good ones and then calling references, which don’t always pan out so I have to go through the applications again. This whole process is made worse by idiots.
Over the last couple of months I’ve encountered…
Several applications with no job history. Sometimes I call these people to see what they’ve been doing and here are some responses I’ve gotten:
* I haven’t been doing anything (at least they’re honest).
* I’ve had a job, but I couldn’t figure out how to put that on the application (this is an obvious lie, you just didn’t want me to know)
* I’ve been just looking for a job (graduated in 2005)
* _______________________ (complete silence, my personal favorite, because you know, the question I asked was way too complicated).
No phone number for previous employers. The reason for this is always:
* I didn’t think you needed it. (I’m pretty sure if I didn’t need it, it wouldn’t be on the application)
Phone number doesn’t work.
* Application was put in on Wednesday, I call on Thursday, and get the “We’re sorry but this number has been disconnected” line. (This is by far the most annoying thing ever because I’ve already done the work checking your references!)
* I’ve encountered a couple of 6 digit phone numbers as well.
Lying on the application
* Saying you worked somewhere for 3 years when you actually only worked there for 2 months is a serious problem. (Did you know that an application is a legal document? Yeah, not a good idea to lie like that, especially since I all I have to do is call and find out your dates of employment. I can be reasonable (like you thought you started in April but you really started in May, no big deal) but years instead of months just cannot be ignored.