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islandlovin
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Ok i am confused why do people look for employees but then have no interest in hiring? I responded to an ad and the guy told me to call him, so i called him all he said on the phone was i am making my decision soon. He asked me no questions nothing all he knows is my first name and phone number....but now he keeps reposting for this job. I can see if he asked questions but he didnt it was like i bothered him by calling him. His attitude on the phone just makes me never wanna use his boating company. I have alot of friends and family visiting in the next few months and i can guarantee i will not use his boating line to take anyone out to see the usvi and bvi's.

Word of mouth is huge advertisement - and on such a small island with businesses coming and going you think they would care. Just because i am coming to you for a job does not give you the right to treat me like a pathetic individual...because i am a customer as well.

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Topic starter Posted : May 21, 2012 2:21 pm
ms411
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Most potential employers are very non-commital until they've hired someone. This person may have many applicants, and is overwhelmed. There could be a financial issue that needs to be addressed before an employee is added.

You can't let it get to you - just keep looking for an opportunity until one comes along.

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Posted : May 21, 2012 2:36 pm
OldTart
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I can't speak to the person you've been talking to about the job position but if you're a newbie that often comes into play. A lot of employers are reluctant to take on someone who's brand new to the island as the attrition rate of newbies is very high. Some employers just don't want to take the chance of investing in a lot of training. This may not be the case in this instance but it's not uncommon.

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Posted : May 21, 2012 3:19 pm
Exit Zero
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Maybe it is like Hollywood? where the feet you step on today might connect to the butt you are kissing tomorrow?

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Posted : May 21, 2012 4:36 pm
islandlovin
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I am sure you are right...but being a newbie i have lots of friends and family starting to arrive 2 weeks a month for the next 4 months. So this newbie has at least one boat company that i will not be using. With so many restaurants, bars, daytime activities - its hard to pick which ones to try out but it has been very easy which ones to rule out. It's a shame that business owners act in this way.

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Topic starter Posted : May 22, 2012 1:52 am
vicanuck
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Employers have to be very careful who they hire down here.

VI employment laws and court rulings have always favored the employee.

One wrong employee choice can cost tens of thousands to sever.

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Posted : May 22, 2012 12:02 pm
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