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By anonymous / Friday 1 March 2013 15:52 / United States - La Grande
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69: I actually work at Dairy Queen, and we had a girl just a few weeks ago turn in a resume with her application, and it was for a regular worker position. I think she was under the impression that the resume itself being there would somehow make her a better candidate, but that only applies if your resume doesn't contain the exact same information as the application, haha! Honestly, if it were ME, I would go speak with the manager. OP doesn't know that it was necessarily the manager who did it (though it's very likely XD). Either way, he'll probably feel like an ass. Maybe. Hopefully...

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You know you can sue the fuck out of them for not disposing of your personal Information correctly right? Threw your social security number, address and date of birth right in the trash for anyone to come and take so they can open credit cards in your name and all sorts of shit. Sue the fuck our of them.

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That's so true. I haven't worked in a long, long time and I am a licensed nurse. Please don't get me wrong, I am not trying to say that I am in any way better or above the OP, or anyone else for that matter, simply because I have a 'fancy' license. Because I am not. I respect anybody who works and has a good work ethic no matter what their position is because it shows that they are motivated and responsible. I am simply trying to make the point that it's a hard economy for anybody to find work in. Wether you have a degree, license, certification, what have you, or not, it's rough on everyone. I have even been declined from non-nursing positions, such as Michael's, CVS, a grocery store, etc., because they deemed me over-qualified for the position because I have a license. It's a catch-22. Happy job hunting! :)

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Wow, this thread is full of douches. You are the ones who shouldn't have the right to have standards with that kind of an attitude. I'd rather be over weight than be a complete jerk. And I would rather be with someone who was over weight than be with someone who was a complete prick.

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first off: not all over weight people are like that cause of bad eatting habbits. so #7 you can go shove it and be the git you are, and yes i'm not skinny myself, but i don't care i love being who i am and having meat on my bones. #32: how can you say that? I don't wanna pick a guy who is too skinny even if i maybe twice his size..everyone has their likes and dislikes. What is it to you to say that an overweight person cannot like a person cause they are much smaller then them?

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So it is true then. You Americans really like to sue anyone for anything. What is the problem here? Maybe OP just didn't match his criterias. I'd say get over it OP. Most people have to try several times before finding a job!

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The problem here is they did something illegal AND they just threw it away in a manner that can be found by anyone with his personal info on it...Social Security Number, Driver's License number, date of birth, address. Sometimes the only way to get companies to understand the severity it to punish them.

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It's a company's choice if they want to keep applications . I work for a bank and we shred applications all the time especially when we are positive we are not interested in hiring the applicant

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It's not a company's choice to dispose of an application when they feel like it. The law states it must be retained for 6 months. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt and thinking you've observed applications older than 6 months old being shredded.

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?No. I'm just saying from experience. Because where I work, I witnessed numerous occasions where my manager threw out applications on the spot, because of how the person filled it out.

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21, just because you witnessed your boss throwing away applications doesn't make your boss OR you right. In fact, you're wrong. It is illegal to throw them away and you are required to keep them on file for 6 months. You can file them into different categories, but you can't throw them away until after 6 months, and then they have to be shredded. Ignorance is not an excuse.

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And just for clarity, I'm not saying 21 is ignorant, I'm saying the person presumably throwing them away, who should know the law, can't say they didn't know, therefore claiming ignorance.

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I can understand not wanting to hire somebody when they can't even fill out an application properly, which quite frankly is a pretty simple task, especially in this economy. There are so many people looking for work which makes it necessary to have a bit of a higher standard when making the right decision of who to hire. And rightfully so. The problem is the way the application was disposed of. It should be shredded properly to protect the applicant's personal info. Furthermore, at least have the courtesy to notify the applicant upfront that they will not be considered for hiring. It is rather annoying to apply to several places and not hear one single word back concerning their decision to not hire me.

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