Okay, so I got a job, but I’m not starting it for another 2 weeks, so untill then, I still have to do the whole “Dance, money, dance” shit with the job center. However, today, I think they went too far.
The lady holding the seminar about how to look persentable at an interview was just straight up offensive, rude, and were attacking people for how they looked FOR A JOB CENTER MEETING. She kept talking to people as if they were mentally challenged and like they didn’t know how to fucking handle themselves.
Today is laundry day, so I had to throw on an old hoodie that’s way too baggy, but it was either that, or a torn shirt. So when the attacks came to me, we had a nice little spree of “change this, change that”.
I showed her a picture, and told her EXACTLY how I dressed for my interview where I got hired, and she said that that was fine, but that I should dress nicer all the time, because you never know when a job opportunity might arise! (Which is a fair point, but there’s no need to be a fucking elitist prick and talk down to people because they don’t dress 100% every single day).
So on thursday we’re going to this “employment meeting” where we can hand in our CV’s and shit straight to employers. I am going because I want to talk to a company there that specializes in outsourcing swedish youth to the UK as work force, so I don’t mind it that much. But the list of demands they had for people? God fucking damn. Here’s a short list of things they said were “demands” (which I know is bullshit. They can REQUEST, but not demand this).
- All guys have to wear button-up shirts.
- All girls are not allowed to have shirts that are too revealing.
- No shorts and/or skirts.
- Hair must be done to look presentable.
Again, I know they want what’s best for us, but there is no reason (again) to be rude about it.
They did an exercise though that I respected them for. We had to look at pictures of ~20 people, and then we had to guess their profession based on their appearance. THEN, we were all assigned to a local company, and we had to answer if we would employ the persion on the screen, and then explain why/why not.
That exercise was very good in teaching people how first impression is very important. I gathered that that was the entire message of the seminar, but they went at it in a wrong way by publicly pointing out errors in peoples clothes.
So 3/10. Heart in right place, execution horrible.