Karmic updates via
Welcome!

Feel good and be in the know every day! Get a FREE DailyHoroscope.com membership for daily insight and practical advice to improve your Karma and your life! Sign up now »

Plastic Surgery to Land a Job?!

Desperate jobseekers pull out all the stops

Let's face it, times are tough. And even with President Barack Obama firmly focused on jobs, it could be years before the U.S. unemployment rate is back to pre-recession levels. This means the fight for any available job is fierce, and Americans are turning to drastic measures to get a leg up on the competition. This begs the question, how far would you go to land a job?

From picking up and moving to a different state to enduring painful tattoo removal to going under the knife for a younger appearance, all these tactics are actually being used by desperate jobseekers nationwide.

And it's not just hopeful employees that are going to great lengths. Employers know that they get the pick of the litter now, and are starting to demand information such as credit history, social security numbers and other personal information that most of us aren't comfortable doling out.

What are our users observing? One of our Facebook readers said "I once applied to a job that asked for my MySpace and Facebook URL..." Another said "It is absolutely silly they do FAIR CREDIT CHECKS!! I do not believe that my finances have anything to do with my work ethic and ability."

But one of our DH members said "If I want a job and they want my SS#, sure they can have it. My phone #, my D-O-B, my firstborn child, whatever, just hand over the paycheck, dude, please, wolves are growling at the door."

It turns out, when money is tight, people are surprisingly willing to give up their personal freedoms, even alter their appearance, for a mere chance at a regular paycheck.

We know that no amount of integrity or character will pay a mortgage, a credit card debt or an electric bill, but we urge our readers to stop and think before giving up your basic rights to privacy or taking such extreme measures to land a job. Turning to permanent solutions for temporary problems often leads to big regrets down the road.

Tarot Reading from Tarot.comGet insight about your job prospects with a Career Bottom Line Tarot Reading from Tarot.com.

Comments

Add in Your Comment!

 
1 Comments to "Plastic Surgery to Land a Job?!"
The profile picture for Theresa Jackson.
Theresa Jackson says:
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:21

OK... I know I am not the Brightest Star in the sky.
But if you have $25,000.00 for a full face lift, because raised wide open eyes and then a saggy turkey neck just wont cut it...
Then you are a BIGGER FOOL then I am.
You're going to have to work over half a year with the job you got because "now you're a looker," just to pay for the stupid face lift.
And if you are stupid enough to pay $25,000.00 to get a job - you are probably too stupid to even last 6 months at that job!
Me - I'd rather be "Ugly and steadily employed" then "Pretty and job hopping."

by Emily Trinkaus

Get ready to roar! The Sun visits the bold sign of the Lion from July 22 to August 23, signaling a collective turn toward fun, celebration, romance, and creativity. Make the most of the Sun's passage through Leo by checking out your sign's horoscope below. ... continued »

by Judi Vitale

Summer flings are just plain fun. And even if you're already commited, you can still fantasize! See what kinds of amorous antics you -- or the people who share your sign -- might get into during these sultry days of summer. ... continued »

by Stephanie Clement

Pay special attention to your dreams this week! It's always easier to decipher the mysterious messages hidden in our subconscious when the Moon is in Pisces. So while we're entranced by all things mysterious and magical, let's deconstruct all our dreams and fantasies -- with a little astrological help, of course.  ... continued »

by Stephanie Dempsey

Need a vacation? If you're lucky, you'll have a chance to take off and escape from job stress, family responsibilities, bad weather or just too much routine. Keep in mind while you're dreaming up your next big vacation that each horoscope sign has a different definition of fun and relaxation. Here are some suggestions for every sign, to help you capitalize on all the magic that "getting away" can mean for you. ... continued »

Planetary Placements

What's up in the Cosmos?

See where each planet is and how
they're affecting you right now! Go »

More for today

Get more insight into your day!

Horoscope
Horoscope
Tarot
Tarot
Number
Number
Hexagram
Hexagram