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AAARAUGH!
« on: July 28, 2012, 04:59:19 PM »
I had applied for a job as Librarian at the new community college.  Hitherto, it had shared the library with the public university, but it has moved to a new campus, and therefore needs a library of its own.

They asked for someone with at least a bachelors, but preferably a masters in Education or Library Science; I have a master's in Education and one in Library Science, plus a CAS in Library Science, plus about 15 years of library experience. 

Unless another applicant had a doctorate in library science, I don't see how there could have been someone in the pool whose qualifications were better.

I just got a letter saying that they gave the position to another candidate.


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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 06:41:45 PM »
Sorry to hear that - I was also edged out for a job I wanted by someone with six weeks more experience as a paramedic than I. I hope something else wonderful comes up for you - I know I am going to keep trying. My current 140 mile daily commute is starting to wear me out! :-X
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Re: AAARAUGH!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 08:26:09 PM »
Unless another applicant had a doctorate in library science, I don't see how there could have been someone in the pool whose qualifications were better.

I just got a letter saying that they gave the position to another candidate.

AAARAUGH!

Sorry about that.  Sounds as though this could be one of those jobs where "It's not what you know but Who you know."   

Good luck for future applications.

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Re: AAARAUGH!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 11:32:43 PM »
I'm going to see if I can find out who got that job and what his/her qualifications were; if they are less than mine, I'll check the his/her demographic qualities, and if it seems warranted I'll file with the Human Rights Commission.

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 05:58:36 PM »
Appeals and such have their dangers.  It depends how desperately you want really to work in a place where they obviously don't want you, and where the powers that be may make life difficult and have it in for you if you do succeed in any complaint or appeal. 

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Re: AAARAUGH!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 09:17:11 PM »
Oh, I'm not looking to get hired---I'm looking for compensation.

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 07:09:53 PM »
You really do like trouble, don't you?!!  :D   A nice long legal battle, with the lawyers taking most of what you might get anyway.  I am quite sure they will find a perfectly good reason for not hiring you that will stand up in a court or before the Commission.   Yes, it's tough on you, and you feel hard-done-by, but that doesn't mean you leap into a compensation claim.  Oh, I forgot - you're in the USA, where litigation is a national sport.  :D  
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 10:25:58 PM »
A person has those rights he is willing to defend.  Please understand, when I say 'compensation', I don't mean necessarily money; I want an official finding that they were in the wrong.  (Not that I'd turn down money, mind you!)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 10:58:52 PM by Elkhound »

 


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