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Gita B.

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Experience: Jobs, Computers & Technology, Society

Member since February 2017

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7 Reviews by Gita

2/19/20
I've used computers and internet for decades; nevertheless am not much of an online job center fan. The time it takes often seems self defeating. One resume will not do for specific application to improve keyword searches. You need to do several and tweak each one for the job. If you hear back there is an online application also with lots of uploading docs. Ironically its counterintuitive to your personal identity security to allow strangers, virtual HR, to have all this info. That is why ID theft is a problem. Does anyone know that Simply Hired (they are the best) was bought by Indeed which is owned by Recruit which is based in Japan. Its a Japanese owned multinational and their IT security might be based in Israel. It can influence how your applications are handled. I have not had such good experience that I do not try to complete my research on said company looking to hire to ascertain whether they are accepting applications in person. Seems to me that first handshake and screening is a better indicator than sheaves of messily assembled files. Even waiting for secondary opportunities to meet and greet works better. I pass on playing golf and secret orders though. Remember always back up your docs even questionaires. Reason? You feel better rereading and understanding how arbitrary employers can get. Like they will fault you for not being on LinkedIn then scrutinizing your online profile which goes back to how meeting them in person benefits you better.

PS. Also what really threw me is recently I read a bunch of employer reviews on a late employer (enrichedschool with plural) and I liked many of the criticisms which matched with my experience. The "run dont walk in the opposite direction" had about 45 likes, and the few negative reviews they allowed also had tens of likes. Well I rechecked enrichedschools today and now the likes on negative reviews are below 5. I think they reset the negative review counts which really tells you that public opinion does not matter that much.
doritb
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Hi Gita, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our job seekers are our number one priority here at Indeed. For your safety, we recommend reviewing these guidelines for a safe job search, https://support.indeed.com/hc/en-us/articles/216354123-Guidelines-for-Safe-Job-Search?isid=careeradvice-US&_ga=2.207417747.1298176150.1516053322-480159301.1512415269.
8/26/19
This is a nonprofit that has grown. It exposes the grassroots nationals for being less than idealistic. Detailed reports on corruption or questionable financing from 350, greenpeace, suzuki, sierra club etc. The exposes are helpful but the purpose is vague. From whois to zoominfo the organization appears to be a group of far left who at times merge with far right in postmodern fractionalization of the media. Could that be the deeper implication to help instill distrust and divide activists. As for the frontspersons are they devoid of any profit motive whatsoever like St. Francis?
9/24/18
This is now my favorite review site. No need to sign in like Yelp. Faster than Ripoffreport.com. You can use it on computer, laptop, tablet. There are sometimes trolls, but they must really have very nice staff who understand how frustrated things can be as a consumer. And I am not just talking about my shopping experience. It can be very poor customer service at a fast food, being harassed by security guards, being told you must never ever complain by some agency with total control, working for an outfit that is a scam, problems with a peer that helps you vent. I know my complaints are often legit, and I don't drop names usually, and I don't have to see my reviews hidden away because it's bad for tourism or something. At pissed you can retract what you wrote or rate something nice too. My favorite thing is the speed. I really appreciate it. It saves you stewing about it, figuring out how to address it in person, and comparing with others have to say. It makes me feel better when there are others who basically confirming what you experienced which can be very important so you don't get taken advantage of and stand up for your rights.
9/10/18
There's very excellent information but this site has seriously been affected by negative search algorithms. The top results usually wikipedia chussodovsky then reprints and finally the site itself maybe. That's one aspect of gatekeeping. The other is the magazine is becoming a lot more selective. It seems they prefer donors, alternative establishment names with fancy titles, and then popular conspiracy theorists. This helps advance the credibility of an alt establishment, fine. But these tend to use hubris & gatekeeping for their own hidden agenda such as capitalist profiteering, divisiveness, and ownership of the message. I can see why millennials dont give a darn about politics anymore. Dr. MC himself is exceptionally hardworking kindly and well-informed. Its too bad their tv channel doesnt show up on searches.
4/5/18
Wsws.org is the go to place for leftist news. Its ad free and full of ideas for news stories. Its pretty legitimate. I always fact check before citing it because sometimes the facts are confuted as props to advance socialism. From what i can make out they have a small but dedicated group of writers and contributors mostly men. The socialists generally have an a priori approach to giving credit. But even seasoned writers dont get much of a byline. My beef with them is stemming from their social networking confusion. On the one hand they are very concerned with growing their flock by any social means. On the other hand they complain incessantly about search engine page views. They wouldnt exist were it for technology yet its as if they expect to be lionized. Enter their group of expert commentators and moderators. Actually anyone can comment which is generous by todays standards. But since they are probably high up on the watch list, there are also all manner of flamers and trollers. Their latest gambit may be trying to put the authors on a pedestal. With that approach the author is predicted to be filled with hubris, with a false sense of high authority, and coming with the territory an above reproach sense of authoritarianism. Recreate animal farm to pick off and further divide the left. There are other great alternative independent news sources out there. Indybay indypendent ecology today etc. Dont limit yourself to just one site or become their groupie.
10/13/17
I used to use FF Mozilla anytime I could, but more and more I am opting for Internet Explorer. IE may not be updated but I never experience the gaping holes in security. This would include fake news aggregator websites, and fake websites. For instance one website instantly informed me I had a bug on my phone, which made me close out really quick, and of course there was no bug. Other times to exit a site, I keep having to fill out "check if you are not a robot" forms (repeatedly). Other times the website tells me that the site is not secure (but it doesn't say the same thing if I enter the site using IE). Other times I enter the site, then get kicked off after signing in while using FF. So all this tells me is that either the public computer I am using at the library or the FF Mozilla has gaping holes through which hackers are trying to steal information. Fortunately, I mostly use an alias while doing any social networking or consumer reporting. However, I notice that whatever is FF's problem, the institutions are also no longer supporting or listing FF in their university SEO platforms. Well, why would they if the SE is unreliable. I used to support FF because I know they are supposedly independent and user-supported, but exactly who are the users right now, I don't know. Maybe FF Mozilla has been infiltrated by a bunch of NSA hackers. I am very disappointed. My report is due to wasting over 45 minutes submitting a consumer report at a site that kept kicking me off, then filing the same report through entering at IE, and finding very little problems such as the site repeatedly requiring robot-form filling then kicking me off anyways.
2/26/17
Sure, many teachers are quivering for the school district, now that Devos is in office. However, what they should be quivering about (rather than quibbling like distressed teenagers here) is the fact that many who are entrenched in the old good old boy system don't even realize that they are unconsciously biased and demeaning. This is why we have a divided country by the way. Teachers frequently align along the better side of the tracks; yet in the public schools, where most of them start out and "are stuck" frequently involve lower middle to lower income students and students of color, even while they are often tenured salaried workers with benefits.
Their patronizing attitudes about free lunches, dumbing down of the curricula, covert racism, self-congratulatory methods sometimes border on contemptible. With the help of school principals, some teachers are promoted through all kinds of favored systems. With a crumbling middle-class, there is a distinct class color gender biases often operating unspoken. One principal told me that working at his HS as an aide would be a "nice gig" for me regardless the fact that this reviewer holds masters degree, high test scores, and other work qualifications. Obviously this principal is so entrenched in his patriarchal complacency ("gee I'm such a tall good looking empowered dude, man") that he doesn't realize how insulting he could be.

How did he promote one rookie teacher 20 years my junior? It seems that he helped arrange for him to receive teacher of the year certificates offered by a for-profit college with a vested interest in funneling graduates to Corinthian. Even after the place went bust, the teacher still displays about six years or so of certificates from that place. When you feed a certain type more than they deserve, their pride becomes overweening. Certificates and publications does not equate with teaching empathy. My comments about a style that does not suit the level of student ability, nor seriously engages them, nor addresses their weaknesses very well, coupled with biases, were worth posting. Ratemyteachers took down the comments, about which I am disappointed but not surprised: anyone can sign up to be a school moderator, and of course in a place with entrenched favoritism, it's probably worth their while to help protect their interests. It wouldn't surprise me if that particular teacher was signed up as a moderator. Ratemyteachers is probably struggling with threats of litigation or slander, but I urge these internet administrators to consider the service they are offering to the public at large.

Not only parents, students, and auxiliary or temporary staff deserve a voice, so do prospective enrollees, or those who are shopping around. There are more forces to consider besides the neighboring value of real-estate, and who is allowed to matriculate into the local movers-and-shakers. Thank you for helping to preserve what little voice we have left to express our views and make our voices heard.

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