Actively looking for a decent job in this God-forbidden economic DEPRESSION since being laid off permanently for 2 month & EVERY online job site has scammers..this one on Craigslist being the most recent:
1ST REPLY AFTER I APPLIED FOR DISPATCH ASSOCIATE POSITION--
Sent: Tue, August 17, 2010 2:05:31 AM
Subject: RE: Dispatch Associate position
Dear Applicant, it is wonderful to speak to you.
We appreciate you e-mailing us.
Unfortunately due to so many hidden viruses being sent to us we are unable to open any resume that you may have attached. We have partnered with an online resume hosting service so we can safely view resumes. In order to be considered for the position you must become a member and create a free profile here
Once your resume has been submitted to the site please contact us at this email so we know it is available for viewing.
I will call and confirm your interview upon reviewing your resume. If you are no longer looking for employment please respond with your name and 'not interested' in the subject field so I can better shuffle through all the mail I get and take you off the applicant list. Once again, thank you for your interest in the position.
Have a wonderful day,
JDR Services, LLC
Phone number: 1 (650)-762-5607
Fax: 1 (866) 375-9368
________________________________________________ />THEN I GOT THE NEXT EMAIL FROM THEM--
Re: Dispatch Associate position - My company is excited to speak to you
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Hey XXX, it is great to speak with you.
I appreciate you e-mailing us.
You seem extremely qualified for our job opening, more so than the other 24 applicants I received resumes from.
Job requires: Excellent written/oral communication skills to perform administrative tasks such as answering the phone and taking messages, the preparation of mailings, ordering and maintaining supplies, basic copying, general e-mailing and filing, and typing correspondence. We will give more details for you at the interview.
Hours: 8AM to 4PM (Hours can be a bit flexible if necessary)
Pay for this Position: 13 - 15 hourly (we will decide final salary after interview based from experience)
Benefits Package: Dental and medical, vision, disability/life insurance, tuition reimbursement after 9 months, vacation and sick time and 401K.
Our selection process is almost done. Hordon only asks for you to complete a basic IQ(Intelligence Quotient) quiz to give the HR Manager.
Please perform the IQ Quiz here: http://HordonCorp.com/IQ-Quiz
Reply back with your results and an availability schedule to set-up a formal interview. My availability time would be from 7 to 11 AM or 3 to 4 PM.
Honestly, I am excited to get this position filled with a friendly face and looking to your quick response.
I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday,
Phone number: 1 (650) 762-5607
Fax line: 1 (866)-457-2355
HER EMAIL CAME BACK AS UNDELIVERABLE & NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE--
HERE IS WHAT I EMAILED HER & WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HER RESPONSE, BUT I CAN'T BE THAT LUCKY!!
Just wanted to let you know that the website you referred me to required a $19.99 subscription fee in order to view my test results - http://www.officialiqquiz.com/?nid=EWA4&sub_id=110 />
Because I am actively seeking a regular permanent part-time position, I do not have the time nor the energy to respond to any type of "available positions" that require #1.) Any subscription upfront #2.) Any down payment or cost of any kind.
Apparently, if you felt that my education and qualifications were better than the the other 24 applicants and if this was a viable offer for an interview, the IQ test would not be needed, given I have a Bachelors Degree and additional post-Bacclearate education, certifications and coursework. Obviously, being permanently laid off for the last 2 months has left me with a developing ulcer and has crushed my anticipation of finding a competitive salary in my occupational area. Needless to say, no income means that I may be facing having my utilities turned off (it's been a consistent 105 degree heat index for the past month!) Did you know that 99.9% of Americans are 1-2 paychecks away from being penniless?
What I find is sad is that your company is not found on Google, Yahoo or Dogpile, which are the BEST search engines in the online community; which means to me that your company, Hordon Corp. is not a viable corporation and is using the unemployed working middle-class population in order to gain monetary wealth, which is NOT acceptable.
Because I have been laid off from work from the U.S. Government and have the direct means to bring this injustice to the Attorney General and Better Business Bureau's attention, I will be filing a complaint so that you do not bring hope to another unemployed worker, only to be tremendously disappointed upon being directed to the IQ website: http://www.officialiqquiz.com/?nid=EWA4&sub_id=110 />
I'm sure you are helping "someone" make money by directing them to this website. I can only HOPE that your conscious will guide you away from preying on the unemployed in this sorrowful time of economic depression. I can only pray that you will find a means of employment which will give hope to someone, instead of destroying their belief in mankind, as you have done to me.
Please remember that, "what goes around, comes around - and usually with a vengeance!"
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