• _number8_@lemmy.world
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    28 days ago

    why does everyone have to have “excellent” skills? just logically not everyone can have excellent skills, or there wouldn’t be excellent skills. i very much doubt everyone currently working there also has equally “excellent” skills. you can’t just say you have to be perfect. i fucking hate this shit

    • vithigar@lemmy.ca
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      28 days ago

      In fairness to requiring “excellence”, I’d imagine most professionals have excellent skills in their field compared to the average person.

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        26 days ago

        I’ve worked a lot of different jobs over the years, some well in my skill set, some well outside, and if there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that with very few exceptions, knowledge and skills matter very little, what matters most is sucking up to the boss, a skill I am exceedingly bad at. Interestingly enough, one of the jobs where skill mattered most was construction, even when I worked for my uncle, he barely cut me any breaks. He once said “you hammer like old people fuck”. Not to mention the number of times he yelled at me because I was shit with a tape measure. “Cut it 3 times and it’s still too short”. Yeah nepotism didn’t help me there.

    • WarlordSdocy@lemmy.world
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      28 days ago

      What I hate more are the entry level jobs that will be like that. Like bro it’s an entry level job and you’re expecting people to have a super deep understanding makes no sense. Like I get it’s just marketing and a way to lower the number of applicants to get just the really good ones but it makes it so much harder to figure out what level of skill a job is looking for if they all say they want experts with certain skills or tools.

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      28 days ago

      It’s just marketing.

      It’s like how a 7 or 8 out of 10 movie should mean it’s really great, but actually means it was just “ok”.

      We like the idea that we are getting something above average, which ends up with a skewed idea of what average is.

      • Dkarma@lemmy.world
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        28 days ago

        It’s not even that. If they ask for average they get trash. If they ask for excellent then trash doesn’t apply and they get average

    • Doxatek@mander.xyz
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      26 days ago

      Yeah at my job at the end of each week my boss will assign priorities to tasks as not priority to high priority. She’ll change them around and discuss why for about 45 minutes and by the end of the meeting every single task is listed as highest priority every week. If everything is always equally the highest priority is anything a priority anymore? Lol