Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Unrelated rantlets

Rantlets are tiny little rants hardly worthy of the word rant. So here we go:

I’m tired of the meme first world problems. Yes, I know others elsewhere have it a lot worse than I do. I get it. But these are my problems and hey, guess what—I live in a first world country complete with first world problems.

I’m also tired of applying for jobs with companies that use antiquated web sites. I'm talking about web sites that can't accept documents in Word 2010 and won’t run in Chrome. Hey, a job application is also a chance for me to evaluate you, company who has the job posting. So don’t use Web 1.0 technology and do update your site so I can upload my resume into the dark abyss of your company never to be seen or heard from again.

Also this week I ran across a company with a career section of their web site that was in such bad shape regarding security certificates that both Chrome and Internet Explorer had absolute fits about me going there. And yes, this was one of the companies whose site flat wouldn't work in Chrome. Please for the love of God join us in the 21st century and make your web site compatible with the major browsers.

That leads me directly to the dark abyss of no answer or response to a job application. Seriously, it’s not all that difficult to set up a script to let all the non-winners know you filled the job. If tiny companies in Iowa can get that script up and running, so can you, big giant companies in major cities. It's the polite thing to do.

Finally let’s talk about the TSA. Ah the joys of either getting virtually strip-searched or else patted down before I can fly. I guess I slept through the  biology class that covered the parts of the human body, because for the life of me I never heard of a body part called resistance. The TSA sure has and they love to karate chop me there every time I fly.


lemming said...

My impression is that technology is one of the areas where companies think they can save money easily. Likewise being rude is another way to save money.

Jeanne said...

TSA rudeness is not a cost-saving measure, however. It's just sadism.

kittiesx3 said...

Yeah some of the TSA karate chops have actually been a step beyond uncomfortable and have veered into pain.

FreshHell said...

I hear ya! The rudeness of not telling someone they aren't in the running has never changed and it's so easy now with email to send that impersonal "thanks but no thanks" reply that there's simply no excuse. Even in the Word Perfect merge file days it wasn't difficult to do. Manners, simple manners, go a long way.