I Admit It!!!

O.K.. I admit it. I’m bitter. The worst economic meltdown in my lifetime absolutely. I’m so sick and tired of not being considered for a job because I don’t have a degree. I had a choice when I was going to school. The ophthalmologist told me your sight or a degree. It was a very simple decision really. I have admitted that I think it would be easier being totally blind. Honestly I don’t want to find out.

I haven’t bothered with all of the certifications. I came from the technical side of the IT business. Either the person could do the work or they couldn’t. Rather either you trusted them to do the work or you didn’t. It had very little to do with certification. For me its a lot of work and energy to get certified on this or that or the other thing. So if the knowledge area isn’t directly related to my near future I’m not likely to bother. Its too much effort for questionable payback.

I have to admit I feel that in America there is no tolerance from the norm. Either you can compete and perform at the expected level or you can’t. No if ands or considerations or buts. In Canada I feel like O.K. you can do most of the job description or the important bits. We can accommodate you with your disability.

These days I am frustrated with employers in both countries. When companies governments etc. are hiring contract workers. Seems like they can get around all the good behavior things of considering candidates with diversity. Seems like the playing field isn’t exactly level for disabled people currently.

I am also frustrated being in America looking for work as there feels like there is some discrimination against foreign nationals looking for work. Recently a big Redmond based software company laid off twelve hundred people. Eight hundred of those people have visa issues.

I am also frustrated being in America looking for work in Canada. The recruiters or employers see you are in the US and filter you.

Oh by the way yes I’m still looking for work.

I am looking in four geographies and its slow. Some of the cities look good others don’t. Seattle being the worst. This is the first time in my career that every interview loop I’ve been on, and I’ve been on a few, I’ve come in number 2.. I’m never number two….

What’s Up With That!!!

About the Author:

Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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