When one hears the word unemployable, people visualize a person with below average, even low intelligence. They seldom visualize a very intelligent person being unemployable. They reason that extremely intelligent people are never unemployable as they have the prerequisite education and intelligence to retain a job/career.
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woow, it almost looks as if you are painting the portrait of Satan.
+1.000,000,000,000,000,000 so true indeed!
could it be that being arrogant is in the mind of the beholder?
I mean, you may call someone arrogant, whereas other people may just call it smart, or fast learner, etc.
Peer pressure encourages conformity, especially when bosses are involved.
And by the way, I don't see myself as being self centered or arrogant in anyway. I've always worked hard, been reliable, and extremely flexible - willing to step in to do whatever needs to be done... And my salary expectations have never been ridicul
It is indeed UNFAIR. It is beyond horrendous what you are going through.
Yes! This is happening to me! I am 56. I've come to believe they don't want to waste training time and dollars for someone this close to retirement. One friend says the businesses are intimidated by my obvious abilities, which is possible.
The issue is that if you are "perceived" as smart, then you deserve to be an outcast. People will push their rationalizations as fact. Also, at will employment help exacerbating the situation. A baseless judgement becomes a cash issue once fired!
Other times, the mere preference of a boss is enough to fire an employee. Then, the suddenly unemployed is burdened with finding employment, and explaining the reasons for termination - a stigma. Thank you at will contract!