Monday, November 29, 2004

Clean Slate Act kicks in today

Good on the Clean Slate Act coming into force today. It is welcome as a balance to all the crap, hoops and drama that it takes to endure job applications.

The focus has shifted from whether a person is able to do the job well or shows trainable potential. Nowadays it's all about psychometric dogma, credit reports and piss testing with the recruitment agency pimps.

The difficulty of firing someone makes employers insanely risk-averse when hiring. Once someone has been employed, it is damned near impossible to get rid of them. Planting child porn on their computers is the only sure way.

The Clean Slate Act should stick around as long as there are high fences around the job market.