Don't get me wrong I've had some great employees over the years.
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Lately though I've had people lie and extremely exaggerate on their resumes.
Either you have basic computer skills or you don't. (I had an employee after days of giving her misc. jobs I noticed that all the computer type jobs were not getting done and when I flat out asked why? "I actually don't know how the computer works but I can learn".)
Don't apply for a job that says drivers license required, if you don't have one. )After 5 days of training "My Alberta one expired and I can get a new one, I'll look into that", doesn't cut it.)
When you waste employers time, it stops the right candidates from getting the right jobs. It's tough enough for many businesses to make a go in today's world with all the taxes, and other costs. The bottom line is that you need to make the business money so they can continue to pay these costs and YOUR PAYCHECK!
Many employees don't realize that on a $25. an hour wage the owner has to contribute over another $10. to WCB, UI, Taxes, etc.... Add in other costs like supplies, insurance, rent, etc... You may need to be making over $60 an hour for the company to just breakeven. Of course it's not the company's goal to just 'break even'.
Get proper training, be honest and most of all don't lie on your resume!
In short I'm saying that prospective employees need to get their $#!+ together!