I tried to apply for a job via Monster.ca
just now. (Not that it was particularly all 'that', for me. It was still good. CI Financial's
Assante Wealth Management division had a 'realistic for me' listing.)
Somehow I went through Monster's own process, using a long-time email address with a new password / ID a week or two ago. That surprised me, but it worked at that time. So I figured it would be a snap again, this time out too. It shouldn't at all have been 'rocket science'.
I couldn't tell if I logged in, or not. No indications as to my leaving any blank fields (none were left). I tried maybe 7 or 8 times to follow through with their apply button. I then switched to a 'new' account email field, which is immediately next to the sign-in section's email field. You know, I undertook some local (self-paid) computer programming University courses at night; and I had long ago scored a final 100% for a GTA community college computer theory course. Yet here I was, and thinking huh?
Absolutely no dice. And no surprise. This is Toronto. My multi-generational hometown and region. Nothing around here ever works correctly. We just 'tsk tsk' and assume of this city's grand, world class leading, betterness.
just announced that it was shuttering two of main store locations here in the GTA; the Square One mall and also the Yorkdale mall. A third mall (Scarborough Town Centre) was also listed on a maybe status. I mention this because, Jeesh and Damn, Sears Canada would have been a place, once, that I would have given a newborn to work at! Yet for years, I have had zero luck with applying to Sears Canada, either for a head office or just a back of store position. Actually, I had a failed interview when the same Toronto head office building was once for Eaton's. Hey, at least that was something tangible; that company could at least answer their phones and emails.
Some places you just can't ever reach. Other places simply won't hear of taking a resume. Simon & Schuster Canada
is one of the latter. (I believe I even had a job agency once call me up - only to say 'I wasn't good enough' for that same unnamed East Toronto publishing company. Another time, I tried calling S&S direct. Could I forward my resume to them? No thank you very much. They didn't "give out" contact information.) The large Weston Group
is the same way. Lord how tried to contact their PC Financial Group. I couldn't get through for even a lousy street address of that financial company. And yet they had been supposedly 'advertising a position'. Well, we now know, in 2013, how the RBC's and Tim Horton's etc., advertise and yet import foreign low waged workers to be trained here.
Actually, a couple weeks ago, S&S Canada received a governmental green light to begin a Canadian book publishing arm. I don't understand that much; there had always been other foreign corporations publishing domestic books here. I guess those companies were the Coors and Budweisers of their specifc industry. No government permitted
room here for any such Miller and/or Pabst competitors.
, Air Canada
, and Rogers
, look like bloomin' all-stars!
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