Ms Kitty Cliche wrote:
I was trying to get an entry-level accounting job. For which I am educated and had the equivalent of entry level experience.
I concentrated on my major need in my rant-post. I also need folks who can evaluate a request and submit a bid. I cannot find someone who can do this. Your quals seem appropriate to this need, but I'd have to talk to you to be sure.
I'm not unreasonable. I only ask for "smart people who can think." I actually tell folks in an interview this is my main objective. I want
people who make decisions. I don't care (at first) if they are right or wrong. Take the initiative and make a fewking decision without my input! I can take a loss on occasion. Just LEARN from your mistakes, or KEEP DOING what you're doing if the decision was correct. I have never fired or even severely disciplined anyone for making a decision.
I'm on the tech side of the equation. Right now, if someone answers my request for quote at all, I give them the PO. It really doesn't matter the amount. I pass this on to my customer. Rarely do I even debate the price. What do I care? I tack 15% on to what I'm given and give it to someone else, unless the number I'm given is clearly excessive. In short, I make even more when you ask more from me.
I'm hurting for smart, capable, and worthwhile help. I have advertised and interviewed over and over again. I am discouraged. The only benefit I get is the occasional "this guy is good!" interview that I get. Sadly, too many of these people leave me too early for promises from others who would not initially hire them.
Even so, I get a large number of call-backs from those who leave my employ. I really know my business, and try to treat my guys correctly. Over time, I'm sure my way will work. I just have to ride out the bumps in the middle.