bureaucratic and dysfunctional employment practices at the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

bureaucratic and dysfunctional employment practices at the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

I’ve written previously about how incompetent recruitment agencies are – how they waste applicants’ time, have archaic and unreasonable expectations and mislead applicants, including about the pay being offered.

Unfortunately I’ve also experienced similar bureaucratic incompetence directly from employers during the recruitment process, such as endless and exploitative interviews (Abby Winters) and being offered an illegal contract (Incsub).…

the politics of gender and wages, or why the gender wage gap is fiction

the politics of gender and wages, or why the gender wage gap is fiction

Introduction

Much of what we are told about the complexity of gender and how it impacts on wages in the western and / or English speaking world is rubbish. Women do not earn significantly less than men because of discrimination, despite what you have been told by the media, which over-simplifies complex information into politically correct nonsense that agencies like Graduate Careers Australia disown.…

privileging one costume over another in the workplace

We live in a multi-cultural society where diversity is supposedly celebrated or at least tolerated. There is however a dominant culture that is Anglo / European in origins. The values of what is commonly referred to as the establishment are routinely viewed by its adherents as the status quo or default norm and are used to judge the ‘otherness’ of different values.…