Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Age Discrimination

Just done talking with my sister on the phone and she told me about having a hard time finding a job. And the reason, her age. Why such discrimination? In the Philippines, age discrimination (for applying a job) is prevalent. Just take a quick look at the job ads you have in the papers and you see employers everywhere specifying age qualifications.

WANTED ACCOUNTINGCLERK:
Must be female not over 24 years old
With pleasing personality;
Chinese preferred;
University Graduate;
Must be single

WANTED FACTORY WORKER:
With pleasing personality and not over 23 years of age
Must be single and no children
Must be physically fit (with no disabilities)
College level

Older people are barred from applying for jobs that they may qualified for. You would easily find ads specifying people 30 years and older “need not apply. I really think hiring more mature(older) workers are better because the older you are, the more experience you have in your previous jobs, in previous careers even.

America..... I was amazed how they treat applicants here. If you're qualified, you're qualified whatever your age may be.(or whatever your looks are) They won't care about your age, race, color, status, disabilities or gender. I work with people whose age ranging from 72 to 17 years old.

I remember those times in the Philippines when I was looking for a job, I spent a lot of money just for a photo, because they require you to include pictures in the resume. (because the not so good looking were immediately screened off/discarded, I knew it, I was in HR while they were screening resumes). It's true that sometimes you will not get hire if you're not pleasing to look at or unattractive. The more attractive you are the more chances of getting a job. And oh, they even asked personal questions during the interview if  you have a boyfriend. Lol.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's been a long time......

Hello all, it's certainly has been awhile...
It's been a long time since I've put anything on this site,by looking at my last post below--vvv--dated March 29, 2009, close to 2 years,wow,I wonder if anyone of my blogger friends still remember me.(as if I have readers,lol!). My life's been a little nuts over these past couple years! Yes, I completely forgot about blogging, it has been busy and crazy.

WHERE HAVE I BEEN

*MOVING 2X, not fun huh. I was in Pewaukee when I posted my last article. Then we moved back in Iowa, lived there for a year, then Jon got a job at Ft. Mccoy as Training Specialist, so we packed and moved to the Wisconsin's Cranberry country,Tomah which is about 9 miles to Ft. Mccoy.

*Vacation
Ahhh, and boy was it nice.
We went to Orlando, Florida in 2009. First time to see Disney World, we had a great time. Everything about Disney is a happy memory, it's a grand place where young and old can relax and have some good clean fun.
Then 2010 on our 5th Wedding Anniversary, hubby treat me to a Las Vegas trip. I want to see the casino capital of the world, just seeing and no plan to gamble, I originally told my husband that I would just watch him gamble, but then I got hooked with those machines and especially if you start winning a bit. We started off playing penny machines then, dollars then as the days went on we were down and started playing for nickles :) Hubby won more than thousand dollars, and we got the money trip back. Lucky on the first trip, but our second trip to Vegas (Jan, 2011) we lost money :(.

WHAT'S NEW WITH ME
I landed a new job at the base, finished a short course in health care program, and preparing for the certification test or get another program for upgrade. Or planning to move again, who knows, yes you heard it right moving again.

Well, go back to the reason why I made this blog active again, it was 2 weeks ago when my good friend Margaret  told me  about her Reading Caravan Raising fund projects.  She mentioned my blog, and for the first time again in almost 2 years I remember I have a blog (that made some money, too) yes, it made some deposit to my paypal account before, lol.  Not a big amount but good enought than wasting time on the internet playing games.

What really surprised me the most in my comeback...is the earnings on my google adsense, yes, my blog has not been active for 2 years, but the ads still there and running, and some random visitors clicking on them. I curiously logged back in couple days ago to check what's goin on in my blog, ( even forgot my password here, lol), then found out I have $88.09 earnings just on my google adsense, without doing anything, and actually forgot about my blog.  The greatest earnings here is the payperpost and Izea,, I activated my payperpost and got an offer of $7.00/post or .05cents per word. I know I have to start all over again, but it's not bad.  I checked my page rank, and not sure if it's accurate but I got PR3, unbelievable!
P.S.  Thanks, Margaret!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Legal Service Network

Choosing a right lawyer is very important. A lawyer that will focus on your case 100%, I say this because there are some lawyers who are taking more cases that he/she can actually handle, that may result of losing your case. An attorney who will work hard to perform the job that he has been hired to do. If you live in New Jersey area you can use Central Jersey Legal Services to find a lawyer that will handle in your different kind of cases.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kansas City Plastic Surgeons

If your in Kansas City, Missouri and deciding to have a plastic surgery check out Kansas City Plastic Surgeons. They offer breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and more. View before and after photos and make an educated decision. Remember, it's your body and choose only the best cosmetic surgeons/Plastic Surgery Specialists.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Credit Card Comparison Site

Let's face it, the use of a credit card is a convenient way to shop, and we need it to purchase online too. For security reasons, I never used my debit card to pay online, I think using credit card is the best secure way to shop or pay online. I trust my credit card company, it is because I researched a lot first, before I finally consider opening an account with them. Probably you receive a lot of credit card offers on the mail everyday, at least two or three, and confused what offer is the right for you. As a consumer, be smart enough to manage your finances and choosing a right credit card is one of them, start by using gas credit cards.
This site is a credit card comparison guide for you to search for different kinds of credit card offers, you can use their tools to compare and find the best credit card for you. They have helpful articles on their site that can help you decide which is which, with 0% APR they are all offering, you never know that not all 0% APR are created equal. Find out why.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cruiser Customizing

Spring is back, and it's time of year again to ride your bike. I have liked motorcycle since I was a kid, but the only thing is I'm scared of riding them. I had some fun watching those guys on their harley's last year at Milwaukee. Their bikes speak for their personalities, customized with attractive stickers, you could easily guess where they came from and what they want to express. Real bikers put their heart on riding. If you're a real biker, motorcycle community is the place for you.

Wherever you are in the world, it's an international community where motorcycle riders can connect with other bikers, share their experiences, have some fun, teach each other, and learn a thing or two. There are many things you can do here like check out stories from other bikers, watch product installations,upload and watch video, share your photos , talk to other bikers, join groups, buy and sell motorcycle parts and accessories.

Potential Market

How much would someone pay for a misshapen rock? My friend and her husband were at a lake near their home in St. Paul, Minnesota when she came across a rock that was shaped like a kidney. She has an online store in eBay, and decided to sell the rock. I was wondering who would gonna buy a stupid rock and I bet it will come up with zero bid. Well, I was wrong. Somebody paid $25 for the rock. That got my interest..... I was wondering what I could sell on eBay. I'm starting what I have of zero value that I could persuade someone to buy. One way to get richer is to come up with a product that is pretty much worthless, but convince people that it has some value. Whoever invented bottled water, that's a good example.
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