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#1 Rodney Booker said, Â"I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.Â"
They don't owe you shit, asshole. You are there to present a reason of why the hiring agency should devote resources for you. Progressive viewpoints at its worst.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-11 15:15||
#2 the end of the article tells you much of what you need to know about Chicago
"...Despite the complaints, the mayor's office said the job fair was a success, and another would be held next year."
Posted by lord garth 2012-11-11 15:47||
#3 Normally I'd be in full agreement with your sentiment, Darth. But - Mr. Booker's evident sense of entitlement aside - the folks who came to this "city job fair" appear to have damn good reason to be frustrated:
About 3,000 people lined up for the city's first-ever jobs fair on Friday Â-- some of them waiting in line for up to six hours Â-- hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online.
Anthony Rodgers was the first person in line at Kennedy-King College on Friday, showing up at 3 a.m. for a job fair that didn't open until 9 a.m. By the time it started, a line of people hoping to land a job with the city, or one of its sister agencies, had snaked around the block.
Â"I need a job. I need a job, that's the bottom line. Â... The best way to get a job? Be there before your employer's there,Â" Rodgers said.
His goal was the same as everyone else in line Â-- to get a job. But many said the job fair wasn't what they were expecting Â-- a chance to sit down and apply for or interview for a job, not simply meet a few city officials and be told they had to apply online.
Not all of the folks there have the proverbial "liberal view of work." Look at Anthony Rodgers' quote from above..."The best way to get a job? Be there before your employer's there." I've never, ever seen a job fair where you didn't at least have the opportunity to start the application process for something that looked promising. They stood in line in cold-ass Chicago weather for hours, only to find out it was a mainly a grip-and-grin session with Godfather Rahmbo, some other city-machine mooks, and of course the media.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-11-11 15:57||
#4 This wasn't a job fair - it was a photo op for Rahmbo, meant to grease his path to the White House. All too amusing...
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-11 21:17||
#5 Mark my words - Rahmbo in 2016.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-11 21:21||
#6 "Rahmbo in 2016" > I dunno - a fellow Restaurant patron here on Guam believes that as a closet Marxist or Commie, perhaps even closet Islamo-Communist, that Obama may attempt to stay on as POTUS after 2016.
We both knew that Perts believe the US-World economy will likely remain bad for a long time to come, which IMO is being done deliberately to covertly justify OWG + OWG-focused "Global Federal Unions" e.g. NAU, EU, ... @etc. NOTHING FOSTERS STATE INTER-DEPENDENCY, "SHARING", + "COMMUNAL/COMMUNITARIANISM" THAN SHARED/COMMON CHAOS + CATASTROPHISM, ETC. CORRECT???
Anyhoo, I told my fellow patron that it would take a act of Congress to de facto suspend the normal POTUS electoral process as due to the occurrence of major war, e.g. US-Iran or China-Japan [US-China]; andor major natural disaster e.g. Solar Storm or Asteroid, etc. Either one, solely or in parallel, could easily devol oer time into a MAJOR WAR INVOL MOST OR ALL OF THE WORLD'S NUCLEAR POWERS. A China-Japan shooting war oer the Senkakus can easily devol into another SINO-INDIAN MAINLAND WAR SAVE THIS TIME WID NUKES. As per the Great Depression, however protractive a bad econ by itself is unlikely to result in a formal suspension of the POTUS electoral process.
Welcome to "Globalism".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-11 21:54||
#7 This wasn't a job fair - it was a photo op for Rahmbo, meant to grease his path to the White House. All too amusing...
I dunno, Zhang. If I had to make a bet right now, I'd place a few bucks on the MSM starting to promote Deval Patrick as the god-king in waiting, beginning sometime in the next 6 to 12 months.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-11-11 22:05||