Flashback

flash_2.gifAs I was browsing through my older posts, I found that certain issues I talked about including those I moaned and bitched about had interesting developments. Here’s some of them :

From my Oct 19, 2007 post : ILLEGAL ALIENS TO HAVE DRIVER’S LICENSES

New York Gov. Spitzer’s plan to grant illegal immigrants drivers licenses for increased security, safer roads and an opportunity to bring illegal immigrants “out of the shadows,” backfired and was turned down by the state legislature before the end of last year. It was clearly a risky and utterly unpopular proposal which caused tension and protest within the state government itself. Moreover, the plan got and a very low 30% approval rating from New Yorkers. Looked like public opinion knuckled down the governor to cancel his plan. Frankly, his backing off may have saved his career.

From my Dec 3, 2007 post : POST OFFICE BLUES

I am very glad to say that all the Christmas cards we sent to Pinas last holiday season reached their destinations. My sister in law told us that the delivering postman asked for an acknowledgment signature for every letter delivered. The issue of pilfered mails was reportedly investigated by local reporters and mounds of neglected, opened mails with the contents scattered on the ground were shown on TV. Great news that the postal folks reacted to the criticism and instituted changes. I sincerely hope that these positive changes will continue to happen at the post office πŸ™‚

From my Jan 30, 2008 post : LESS MONEY FOR LESS STRESS

My wife is enjoying her job now – no more irate clients and aggressive sales quotas. But as they say, there is no such thing as a perfect job. Just the other day, a customer came in to update his passbook. In this day and age, only aged and retired folks will bother to come to the branch to do this kind of transaction. Everybody else does online banking. My wife told the old man he had $25,000 in his account whereupon he retorted ” will you marry me then?” LOL πŸ™‚ She replied ” nope, I am married ” and he retorted back ” well, you can always divorce him “. My wife isn’t about to shout harassment even if this was the second instance he bugged her with the same question so the next time she better tell him off – “if you have $25 million maybe ”Β  πŸ˜†

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GREAT EXPERIENCE BUT HAS PROBLEM FINDING A JOB

Here’s an interesting question from a paper I read today.

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I have a good friend who has spent time working for an adult online video company in a marketing capacity. The marketing experience he has earned is valuable, but difficult to parlay into a mainstream, clean job. Do you feel it is best to be up front about job experience that could be seen as dubious?

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What is your take on this ? Would anyone hire this guy or would he forever languish in the unemployed roll because of his ” unclean” experience? Would he be treated like an ex-con with a record with a slim chance of getting hired ?

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30 Responses

  1. If the employer asks for a reference, it’ll be best to be upfront about your old job. Unless of course, you live in a tight-assed society like Saudi Arabia or that your past employer happens to be the mob, haha. πŸ˜€

  2. You see, your bitching worked. Maybe the post office read your blog πŸ™‚

    Poor DOM, maybe he thinks 25 thousand is a lot of money hahaha πŸ™‚

  3. Snglguy – it is sort of standard practice for employers to ask for reference nowadays but I don’t know how one could possibly conceal what he was doing in his previous job if he wants to market his skills 😯

  4. Irrealis – maybe they did hehe πŸ™‚

    As for the DOM, my wife just ignored him. This world will never run out of weirdos it seems 😯

  5. hahahaha..dirty old man. $25k will get you nowhere! πŸ™‚

    oh that person perhaps will have a life in the porn industry. to include that in his CV would be a disaster. πŸ™‚

  6. Interesting question on the last one. Hmmm… If I was the employer, I guess I would try his skills first. I would hire him if he’s really capable whatever industry he’s in

  7. With how decently your wife responded to the situation, she’s worth more than 25M; she’s priceless πŸ˜€

    on your question: people with dubious jobs would have hard time finding mainstream jobs in the philippines, which is still a largely conservative society. Pinoys are tolerant of deviants, but you know too well that tolerance isn’t necessarily acceptance.

  8. Ipanema – if I may add, my wife said the DOM stunk too – now that figures hehe πŸ™‚

    You’re right, hiring companies don’t relish the idea of someone with experience in the porn industry 😦 Call it narrow mindedness or what but it is fact. In the field of art, maybe.

  9. Ferdz – if his skills is a fit, definitely worth considering. I say it depends on the nature of the company he’s applying with. Some companies are touchy about their reputation and if this guy applies for a sales job going around meeting customers, it would be a tough call I would think 😯

  10. Barry – she’s used to weird customers by now hehe πŸ™‚

    I agree, most companies in Pinas are quite conservative and background conscious as well. It is not impossible but will be a grind for the person to get hired 😦

  11. I guess he will not be hired as webmaster by your local church…
    I think it is a slight handicap but all depend on how good he is.

  12. What’s that guy thinking? 25K only? Does he think that makes him a chick magnet? Yes, next time, tell her to retort with that 25M line.

    Getting a job in the art industry , maybe that guy will be able to thrive but in a the common business world, I’m sure employers will raise their eyebrows and do a lot of background check if this guy is really worth hiring. If I were the guy, i’d edit that bit of employment history.

  13. All I can say is that if he wants to apply in our company, he better keep it a secret if he wants to have a chance. Our HR here is sooo prudish and conservative.

  14. I guess that guy who worked at the adult online video company will never be hired by The 700 Club. LOL

    The gall of that dirty old man to propose to your relatively young wife! I think he should just use his money to stay in a nursing home, although 25k dollars is not enough to sustain that kind of lifestyle. Alternatively, he can just fly to Amsterdam and visit the red light district there. (Gosh, I hate DOMs!)

  15. Sidney – hiring probably depends on whether the person is willing to convert and atone for his sins hehe πŸ™‚

  16. Leah – yes, there’s not much guys with $25K doing nothing in their bank account, so thinks he’s got extra dough and can be a chick magnet hehe πŸ™‚

    It is much safer to edit his “unclean” employment history as you said, depending if the experience is a short stint but if it is a major experience he bets on, it could ruin his chances.

  17. Verns – sometimes it could also be that the hiring manager just wants to be safe and avoid criticism of hiring someone from the “unclean” industry. I know it is silly but we are still a pretty much prejudiced society 😦

  18. Jayred – it would be a tough call to land in the 700 Club with that kind of resume LOL πŸ™‚

    The old man has some money to spend so the next time around I told my wife maybe you should sell him a credit card hehe πŸ™‚

  19. I don’t know why commenters are calling the old guy a DOM. I think he’s just joking around and means no harm. I didn’t see anything sexual in his comments.

    Marketing porn? must’ve been a tough gig. hehe

  20. Wil – some people take it jokingly but some don’t and find it inappropriate, particularly if it is being repeated on more than one instance:( I certainly don’t take it that seriously and even joke about it πŸ™‚

    Marketing porn must require creativity πŸ™‚ but a talent that is mistrusted I think 😯

  21. “…no more irate clients and aggressive sales quotas.”

    – the reason I’ve never had interest to have a career in sales.

    “…but as they say, there is no such thing as a perfect job…”

    – as you said it. I don’t like being “high profile” but there are times in my line of work that I need to be one.

  22. What if that man worked with the Playboy magazine at the same capacity, would the same thing happened to him?

  23. Jeff – sales is one job that is suited for those who love being with people or the extroverted ones so to speak. It looks easy but it can be extremely stressful 😦

    Being occassionally high profile isn’t bad at all. It trains you for doing bigger and greater things for one.

  24. MyePinoy – people don’t really read Playboy anymore if they want to see women – they’d read something else – if you know what I mean hehe πŸ™‚ Playboy had metamorphosed into a sophisticated, intellectual type magazine over the decades . It was a smart move I think because it created a market niche for people , esp men who are looking for a mag that contains more interesting things than just beautiful bodies πŸ™‚ I might be wrong but I don’t think Playboy no longer falls into the category of porn 😯

  25. Re: post office blues. I don’t follow up with everyone back home if they’ve received my cards. But some will email me and tell me when they’ve received theirs. Last week, I received an email from my friend and she said that she just received my card that day. I knew I should have mailed my Christmas cards earlier, but that’s two months late. ????

  26. Re postal services — in the last five years or so, i always receive the parcels I expect. Minsan nga lang natunaw na yung laman sa loob when I get them.

    Sorry, the comment before this is for another post of yours .. the current one.

  27. Honeyville – as they say, better late than never. Buti nakarating pa ang sulat mo hehe πŸ™‚

  28. Annamanila – natunaw na yung chocolate sa tagal hehe πŸ™‚ As long as it arrives ok lang πŸ™‚

  29. “What is your take on this ? Would anyone hire this guy or would he forever languish in the unemployed roll because of his ” unclean” experience? Would he be treated like an ex-con with a record with a slim chance of getting hired?”

    Interestingly, when I first entered the IT field, my target was to get a job at one of those adult websites. The reason: they are among the most progressive when it comes to web infrastructure design, making use of advanced technologies which probably parallels that of the military.

    I ended up at an investment bank instead — boring. But when I became a project manager, I gave priority in interviewing those who had experience at such “unclean” organizations. That is because their expertise with Web security and Cisco systems were superb πŸ™‚ I hired a couple of them!

  30. Senor Enrique – I know those adult websites are pretty dynamic and evolving and to work in the technology development field in the area would be quite challenging πŸ™‚

    I pretty much agree with with you that the folks working in the firewall and networking field esp with the ISP’s and internet website consulting companies are a fertile ground for hiring prospects but when it comes to the marketing side of the adult or porn industry, it becomes a little touchy subject I would think. I would surmise that smaller companies in need to an internet sales boost would consider them but more mature companies who are wary about their image would probably think twice – I could be wrong 😯

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