June 25, 2007

How to Make Damned sure You Don’t Hire Qualified, Interested American Job Applicants.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:42 pm

If this doesn’t frost your stindeens, I don’t know what will.

Here we have an article and the actual video of a law firm advising its clients and potential clients about the ways to pretend they’re interested in hiring an American when their real goal (as stated plainly in the video) is to make it appear that they are interested in hiring an American, while, at the same time, ensuring that any Americans are who are qualified for and interested in the position are rejected and that a non-American gets hired and gets a coveted Green Card.

The process involves purposefully placing ads in newspapers where the employer knows full well that the readers are not likely to have the requisite qualifications and proceeds to advocating managers to interview those Americans who are qualified and interested in the job in order to manufacture reasons for rejection.

This video has caught the attention of members of Congress, (check the above link).

I applaud them for asking the law firm to explain how this practice does not constitute unlawful discriminitation based on national origin**.

You can make up your own mind.

** Just imagine how this practice would be received if its stated goal were to take active measures to reject people for jobs based on their race.

6 Comments »

  1. Sadly, this isn’t the only case of dipshittery exhibited by employers. Some outfits, like a national grocery chain whose name I won’t mention (but starts with a Prince in a can), are expecting potential employees to submit to background checks (including credit history) — even for such job openings as sacker, stocker, and the like.

    Comment by DMerriman — June 25, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

  2. Race?

    Close enough to call it peanuts.

    I’m thinking they are looking to hire Hispanic (or Latino…unsure of the current PC of the month for our Spanish friends) to hire.

    I can’t see them looking for a Raghead (ooops, forgot the PC crap again, my bad!).

    Looking for someone from India perhaps? They aren’t Ragheads (sry, bad habits refuse to die!).

    I know some from India wear head dresses close to the Ragheads (;0)) but they are easy to know who they are.

    Just saying.

    Me? I’m hoping I’m totally wrong on the whole thing.

    I’ve been trying to email/phone/snail mail my senators about the illegal immigration crap bill they want to so pass through.

    No response.

    I’d expect that from Amy “I’ll do whatever it takes!” K.

    But Norm?

    I’d expect better. Not a peep.

    Me? I am a little worried this crappy bill will pass.

    Despite all the effort to tell the politicos to stuff it.

    Sorry!

    Don’t mean to go off topic.

    Delete me if you will.

    I’ll understand :)

    And yes, sorry to say, I am from Minnesota.

    Land of the Libs.

    Gag/choke/throws up in mouth….;)

    Comment by Gina — June 25, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

  3. It’s a bit ironic (in a reverse sort of way), your timing of this post, because if you caught yesterday’s NY Post, there was a cover story about an exceptionally smart little Indian girl–who, along with her immigrant parents, have secured the status of American citizenship–who was barred from attending Mark Twain JHS in Coney Island (a gifted school) because of 33-year-old racial quotas.

    “…because Nikita [the little girl] is classified as a minority, she would need to score at least 84.4 to be accepted, while white students needed to score 77 or more.” [source]

    Which goes to prove that not only are qualified American-born job applicants discriminated against, as you stated, but non-natives, who have taken the steps to become full-fledged Americans and are more qualified to attend a specialized school over less-qualified American school children (so sad, that), are discriminated against regardless of the grades of their entrance exams, but because of the color of their skin.

    Comment by Erica — June 26, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  4. OK, sorry to leave a double comment, but I feel like I should clear up what I just said, having thought about it for a few minutes. The first, and most important, unbreakable prerequisite for securing any job or gaining entry into any specialized school, in America, IMHO, should be first ascertaining that the applicant is an American citizen (or, at least, well on their way to becoming one). Otherwise, screw ‘em.

    Have a nice day, Jimbo. :-)

    Comment by Erica — June 26, 2007 @ 9:10 am

  5. Those folks need killin’.

    Comment by Dick — June 26, 2007 @ 10:36 am

  6. I am surprised that you are surprised. Loyalty is to the dollar not the country. Corporate America bows to only Wall street where gambling with the countries future has become a natinal pastime.

    Comment by james old guy — June 27, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

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