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Almost any position paid by tax dollars are subject to criminal charges for being dishonest on the application. School teachers, custodians, police applicants, federal employment, etc.. You should probably have a better understanding of criminal law, hiring practices, etc..
The “most” people I know are former employees laid off and current employees actively seeking jobs elsewhere, here’s an idea walk around the shop you work at and see if anyone there is currently looking for a job elsewhere or any of those people you formerly worked with that got cutoff put this place on their applications. Here’s the truth employers see railroad on your application and if you get a call to interview one of the questions you will be asked especially if you are furloughed is if the railroad calls you to comeback to work for them what would you do? Almost all employers (I have talked to many interviewers outside of their jobs on their own time) know they can’t compare some of their benefits to the railroad and they would rather give the job to someone that will be a long term employee and they all think we will go back if they call so they usually pass us up. I have also seen it happen first hand time and time again. I have yet to see or hear of anyone being arrested for not including a job on their application they might not hear back from the employer but that’s it.
Ooh you must be a lawyer for calling people out for a made up story. Your opinion is your opinion, but keep in mind that there are some companies out there that were screwed over by the UP and their BS plan. People do omit employment information for good reason. I still have yet to hear of anyone being charged with a crime for omitting your last employer on a job application. "We'd like to have you come in for an interview. Wait you lied on your application? I'll have the police waiting for you to take you to jail" If an employer wants to know about a large employment gap, then they have two choices. They can not hire you, or they can ask why you didn't list it. You should probably have a better understanding of labor laws and employment procedures.
How do you know what “most” employees are putting down on their applications and that “most” interviewers understand why? You’re ridiculous. You have no data that could possibly support your claim. Also, employers shun applicants that lie on their applications. In some cases it is a criminal offense. So don’t be silly with your made up stories.
Just had this same discussion with someone the other day, they were asking when the company did hire how long did people usually stay I told them it was long enough to get a feeling that they were better off somewhere else and that the turnover was expected once people realized they would be stuck on 2nd or 3rd shift with beginning to middle of the week off for at least 5-8 years unless they were lucky and found a 1st shift job no one wanted to do. Those days are long gone and like previous posters have stated most employees are not putting down they worked here and most interviewers are understanding why. I talked to someone that had recently hired someone that had came from my location and they asked me is it really as bad as they said it was I told them if I told you I would have never applied when I first did if I knew how it would be now does that tell you just how bad it is, giving you examples would turn your head. As far as when they finally hire they are in for a rude awakening (but they already know that) the people that do apply to work here will not be what they want and they will be wondering how to get those people they want in the doors.
The UP is going to have a difficult time getting anyone with skills to work for them. If this place has no job security, then who the hell would want to work for them? I can't see anyone sticking around that does get hired on either.
Not really. Where I was, we had managers watching you with binoculars and small telescopes. That's not really a secure feeling. I have thrown out everything with the UP name and logo on it. I didn't even put it on my resume this time. That's how ashamed I was. I had to explain the large gap in employment, but in the end it was better that way. My current employer actually understands why I didn't put it down.
Yes, I also remember people wanting you to get them at job at UP. That doesn’t happen anymore.
I also remember being able to tell someone you worked at UP without an awkward moment afterwards and a general feeling of embarrassment.