PNWguy Posted July 4, 2018 Share Posted July 4, 2018 My company is the most prolific participant in nepotism that I have ever seen. When summer starts, all of the higher ups' high school kids are given paid internships for the summer. This is a college town and summer internships are highly sought after by college students looking for experience and income between school years and even after graduation. In my position, I process all of the new employees and coordinate their campus visits for interviews. We average about 2-3 interviews a day for internship positions. I've never seen an employee's relative even do an interview; they just get hired. I saw at least half a dozen of them get positions the past month. And it's not just internships but full-time positions seem to get handed out to relatives and immediate family members without regard to merit. The director of HR had her college son intern for three weeks, then get hired full time as an HR associate and direct report to his mom! The head of HR! I encouraged my neighbor to apply for a job in our machine shop having known him for a couple of years and impressed by his experience. He didn't get the job and didn't really talk about it. Yesterday, I was talking with him and he said that when he came in and took a welding test at my company, someone turned his gas off while he was welding so he failed the test. Found out through a mutual friend that another employee's relative got the job with almost no experience. He said he was glad he didn't get the job. Doesn't want to work for a company with such screwed up values. Everywhere else I have worked had strict rules against such behavior, but I guess it's not illegal; just stupid. How about where you work? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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