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If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

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Beerbong
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Beerbong » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:47 pm

I know, right?



sinklair
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by sinklair » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:17 pm

Beer: if you’ve read the previous posts you would know that several of us have tried addressing these concerns - several times - with the GM, News Director and HR Director... to no avail.

You seem to have the same selective memory problem that the boss in the corner office has.

And it’s never a good thing when LL101 starts siding with you.



Beerbong
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Beerbong » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:56 am

sinklair wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Beer: if you’ve read the previous posts you would know that several of us have tried addressing these concerns - several times - with the GM, News Director and HR Director... to no avail.

You seem to have the same selective memory problem that the boss in the corner office has.

And it’s never a good thing when LL101 starts siding with you.

Sounds to me like we’re both beating a dead horse.
When you find Utopia let me know.
Utopia-an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.

As for 101, a moment of clarity should be appreciated.



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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by sinklair » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:38 am

Not Utopia... just looking for my colleagues to — as our esteemed First Lady would put it — to “Be Better”. If things improve, I’ll give credit where credit is due. If things remain bad, I’ll call that out as well. I just want to do good work and feel supported by the company that I spend 9+ hours daily working for.

Let’s hope LL101’s moment of clarity lasts...



Beerbong
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Beerbong » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:02 am

Let’s hope LL101’s moment of clarity lasts...
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Amen.



R Bedell
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by R Bedell » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:25 am

As for 101, a moment of clarity should be appreciated.
LOL, I am not holding my breath.



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Herm
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Herm » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 am

Beerbong wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:39 pm
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4. Low minority representation. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. I repeat. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. To think that there is some super secret scheme to not hire minorities is ridiculous.
Are you implying that there are no people of color in this pool of best candidates available?



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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Youplus » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:30 pm

There is not one manager at the station that is a minority. There are tons of qualified minorities but would you want to work at a place where there are so few minorities. Low pay, the people that work there are not happy you can see it on many people's faces. Plus with a simple Google search, you will find all the problems the station is having. The only people coming here are the ones who really need a job and this is their only chance to move up a market size.



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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by sinklair » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:21 pm

Everyone they bring in can quickly see that this is one f’ed up station. That’s why we can’t keep or recruit good people. Low pay coupled by low morale. 12 and 5 may not be much better. But there is no effort to fix these problems by the GM, HR or News Director.



Beerbong
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Beerbong » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:43 pm

Herm wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 am
Beerbong wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:39 pm
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4. Low minority representation. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. I repeat. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. To think that there is some super secret scheme to not hire minorities is ridiculous.
Are you implying that there are no people of color in this pool of best candidates available?
Not at all. I don’t know how you got that out of my statement. It’s pretty straight forward. If you have a job opening you hire the best candidate from all of the applicants.



sinklair
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by sinklair » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:45 pm

Beer: that’s not necessarily how hiring needs to be done. Good stations are recruiting all the time, they network, they partner with organizations to find good candidates and they work with universities to develop a pool of candidates for important or hard to fill positions. None of the current managers are currently doing this. That’s why they fail when it comes to finding a diverse candidate pool. It actually takes ongoing effort. And as we’ve identified in other posts, management at 25-65 is part of the problem by setting a poor example.



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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:02 am

sinklair wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:45 pm
Beer: that’s not necessarily how hiring needs to be done. Good stations are recruiting all the time, they network, they partner with organizations to find good candidates and they work with universities to develop a pool of candidates for important or hard to fill positions. None of the current managers are currently doing this. That’s why they fail when it comes to finding a diverse candidate pool. It actually takes ongoing effort. And as we’ve identified in other posts, management at 25-65 is part of the problem by setting a poor example.
I can’t see why they can’t get top notch talent. Every time there’s an opening, which is often, Dave Blondie posts the position and puts “hey, want to work with me?”on his social media. You’d think that would be a recipe for success.



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Herm
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Herm » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:50 am

Beerbong wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Herm wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 am
Beerbong wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:39 pm
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4. Low minority representation. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. I repeat. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. To think that there is some super secret scheme to not hire minorities is ridiculous.
Are you implying that there are no people of color in this pool of best candidates available?
Not at all. I don’t know how you got that out of my statement. It’s pretty straight forward. If you have a job opening you hire the best candidate from all of the applicants.
It was your response to a low minority representation at the station. That is how I got that out of your statement. Don’t play dumb.
If your pool of applicants all look the same and they all look like your managers and they don’t look like a proper representation of your community... then you have two choices.
1. Say... “oh well... this is our pool of available candidates”.
2. Find a different pool.

Apparently... you’re cool with option 1.



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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Herm » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:51 am

sinklair wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:45 pm
Beer: that’s not necessarily how hiring needs to be done. Good stations are recruiting all the time, they network, they partner with organizations to find good candidates and they work with universities to develop a pool of candidates for important or hard to fill positions. None of the current managers are currently doing this. That’s why they fail when it comes to finding a diverse candidate pool. It actually takes ongoing effort. And as we’ve identified in other posts, management at 25-65 is part of the problem by setting a poor example.
Exactly



Beerbong
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Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Post by Beerbong » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:04 pm

I wish you guys well in your quest to change the world. With the way the industry is changing, I think you have a long row to hoe.
I don’t think public shaming is the answer, but it seems to be the way the world is.
I never met a person in this business that didn’t think they should be paid more for the work they do, including myself. The stark reality is, you’re only worth what the market will bear..
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