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Discriminate against the Unemployed?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by sdk1959, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

  2. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    That is not discrimination! Discrimination is when you hold something against someone that they can not change. You can change how long you have been unemployed! The government needs to stay the hell out of many business day to day operations such as this.
  3. we just discriminate against everyone.
  4. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    Question...If you discriminate against everyone, is that discrimination? LOL

  5. its gettin too late to think that hard about that.
  6. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501


    I would discrminate against someone who has been unemployed for a length of nine months or longer. The fact of the matter is that there is a great deal number of jobs out there the problem is that a fair precentage of people who do not want to work at some jobs. I am able to easily get a part time job every winter. I have also been able to do this in conjunction with snow removal. This year when business slowed for me I got a full time weekend job. I will continue it through the winter till spring of 2012. Unfortunately some people just like to sit at home and draw unemployment.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,383

    If one looks into this a little more they would see the real effect the gvmt has. The end result being that when one presents a resume showing no employment for a certain time, they do not even get an interview.
    A company would rather hire someone who would do whatever it takes ( work at mcdonalds if need be) then to hire someone who sat home for as long as they could.

    Do some reading, there has been an article about this in the sunday paper buss section evry week for a month or so now.
  8. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    People rail about America becoming a socialist country but if the unemployed can't find jobs who is going to end up supporting them- us through higher and higher taxes. Isn't that Socialism?

    There are a lot of people that are out of work that want to work but are tired of getting the door slammed in thier face. I rather see them get work, pay taxes, spend money then support them when thier UC runs out and they end up on welfare. Makes sense.
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,383

    So how many new employees have you hired this season?
  10. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    I hired for one position. The thing is 9 to 10 per unemployment is high. But if you take 100 people that you know some of them are lazy some don't want to or just are not able to work. Some of them wouldn't be good workers ever. Then there is the few people in that group that are great workers the ones that any company would love to have. Hire slowly and fire quickly.
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