As someone who is doing incredibly well outside of GM, I wanted to put out the feelers since we've entered a worker shortage nationwide. One door closes, another opens. How bad is it really? We see at the lowest level, employers can't fill spots, not enough employees, but what happens when employers are seeking truly talented individuals such as designers and engineers? We tried this stuff 40 years ago without success. You can't replace talent. It's a losing proposition.
GM has in it's past, had a mandate to hire Bachelor, Masters, and dual degree candidates as part of it's elite caliber class - for direct hire salary only. Stated, by their HR department whom I interviewed and disclosed. Today, we find that beggers can't be choosers, and we see it currently within their listings. We see GM resorting back to years of experience, no degree required in many areas. I recall this situation from years ago, it occurred around, can't remember whether before, or after, but around 2008/2009. Sucking up everyone in the field, degrees be damned. If you were employed, you are now considered direct salaried. I have many that were part of that large vacuum. They later moved on to earn their degrees on the backs of GM.
That says something about the sign of the times. We're about to experience an economic cataclysm, much like last time. The situation is not only similar, it's much worse.
I left GM a few years ago, despite working for GM for a few decades. I wasn't qualified to hire in direct, yet I trained most everyone within my department including directs. A piece of paper separated our qualifications. Despite GM's policy NEVER to endorse people, I walked OUT with two dozen references - their policy be damned. That's how much influence I had upon GM, that their own employees said eff you, they deserve recognition.
Now, it would seem I'm too qualified. I am actually interviewing internally, requesting ridiculous salary requirements, benefits, and paid off time. I have a current excellent job, a fantastic one. Let's see HOW desperate GM actually is. I intend to ra-e it for all it's worth. I am fishing around to see where GM is in it's hiring endeavor. Do they want a piece of paper, or do they now want skill.
I'm about to put that to the test. If I fail, then oh well. I'm sitting VERY pretty. My intention is to take advantage of GM and all of their worth for my position. And to exploit their lack of resources and talent.