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63 Responses to School Gets 700 Applicants for Janitorial Job

  1. Profile photo of Balboa
    Balboa Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Link: School Gets 700 Applicants for Janitorial Job - Evidence of the slumping economy: An Ohio school which has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job.
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    Natzz- Female 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    sad.
  3. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    well it looks like i will not be getting hte job :-/ bummer man
  4. Profile photo of VirtualParty
    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    I`m gonna have to feel bad and lazy about getting my first job this summer? Great.
  5. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    And people don`t believe me when I say things are bad in Ohio. Anyone know where it`s a little bit better? I`ll move. lol
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    aww. i thought i was the only one applying
  7. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    There were something like 1600 applicants for a job as a meter reader in Tacoma Washington last month.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    NO, no, no, no... america see`s this in te wrong way... with this many janitors and cleaning personell and so on, you can beat Canada in their clean city streak.
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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    same virtualparty, although if my parents have their way, ill be doing janitorial work at my school this summer...or work at a coffee shop

    i like the 2nd one better :-D

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    Wow. theres like not much more than 700 kids in my school period. damn. thats allot of applicants
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    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    hell... for 15.75 an hour, I would apply..
    I get 6.75 at McDonalds...
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    trio Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Just like how over 1000 of ppl show up miami for just 3 open firefight spots.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Well the guy who does get the job will have to feel pretty damn special.
  14. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Damn, that place is going to have the BEST janitor ever.
  15. Profile photo of Yaos
    Yaos Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    People always apply for jobs, I don`t get it.
  16. Profile photo of KillTheWeak
    KillTheWeak Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    uh.... thats my middle school. haha.
  17. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    They should hold auditions and elections.
    Like Ohio`s Top Janitor or smth. :D
  18. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    Beginning of the end people. The time of the United States is coming to a close. Next up: India and China!
  19. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    I didn`t know people wanted to clean messes so bady nowadays.
  20. Profile photo of jamboarmy
    jamboarmy Male 30-39
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    $15.37 an hour! That`s a fecking good salary for a school janitor is it not?
  21. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    So that`s a manpower of 700 right there. Try to think of what a good system, instead of your fancy ass capitalism, could do with such a workforce.
  22. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Kairobert: just because 700 people have jobs doesn`t mean that those jobs are actually contributing any real productivity. Any "good system" (I`m assuming that by this you mean a centrally planned system) can put 700 people to work building a new office complex. What if there is no demand for that office complex? You have needlessly wasted resources to create something for which there is no demand. Jobs does not mean that the economy is growing or doing anything beneficial.

    Also, in case you want to counter with something like, "well, at least they have jobs and money," then consider this: when everybody is employed and has the same wage, then everybody`s money becomes effectively worthless. In order to create growth, there needs to be some inequality. Deal with it.

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    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    Also, like opie pointed out, just because there are 700 people doesn`t mean that there are 700 qualified people. Just sayin`.

    I LOVE free markets.

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    patticakes Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    It`s time we get rid of all the illegal immigrants who are stealing jobs from legal immigrants and Americans. Also, if the government would stop meddling in the economy and let the free market thrive all these good people would have plenty of other jobs to apply to. Kairobert, if you don`t like it here then leave. Go to Cuba, Venuezuela, China or some other "fancy ass" socialist system. Have you read up on your history lately, dumb ass? Those systems never work!
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    patticakes Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    It`s time we get rid of all the illegal immigrants who are stealing jobs from legal immigrants and Americans. Also, if the government would stop meddling in the economy and let the free market thrive all these good people would have plenty of other jobs to apply to. Kairobert, if you don`t like it here then leave. Go to Cuba, Venuezuela, China or some other "fancy ass" socialist system. Have you read up on your history lately, dumb ass? Those systems never work!
  26. Profile photo of KillTheWeak
    KillTheWeak Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    "Have you read up on your history lately, dumb ass?"

    haha. Did you mean?

    Have you read up on your history lately? Dumb ass.

    I`m not defending him I just thought that was funny. I don`t totally agree with the illegal immigrants comment though, so boo you too. heh.

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    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Oh I love America, that`s why America needs to be destroyed
  28. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Patticakes: while there is some truth to the whole "stealing jobs and draining medicare" business about illegal immigrants, the simple fact is that they are taking jobs that normal Americans won`t because we`re too used to our lovely unemployment-enhancing minimum wages and unions. The demand for labor is there, it`s just that there are no Americans that low on the supply curve.
  29. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    "It`s time we get rid of all the illegal immigrants who are stealing jobs from legal immigrants and Americans. Also, if the government would stop meddling in the economy and let the free market thrive all these good people would have plenty of other jobs to apply to. Kairobert, if you don`t like it here then leave. Go to Cuba, Venuezuela, China or some other "fancy ass" socialist system. Have you read up on your history lately, dumb ass? Those systems never work!"

    I literally just squeezed out a dookie that knows more about economics than you do.

    Response: Okay slugger, let`s say that we get rid of AALLLL the illegal immigrants. Happy? Course you are, because you`re stupid. But wait, who`s going to work in all those factories, and orchards, and work all those low paying jobs? Not Americans, that`s for sure. They pay much too low for such hard work. So the companies raise wages tenfold to pay for workers. But where O` where does that extra cash go? The products

  30. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    Enjoy paying $20 a lb for apples. Also, please explain to me how little to no regulations, has helped out the housing market.
  31. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    804 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    I actually applied for that job. I honestly don`t expect to get it though. I only have a 2 year degree in electronics.
    The 15.75 an hour is actually not correct. It won`t pay that much until you get hired permanently.. IF you get hired permanently.
    The job market here is horrible. Made worse by people that ARE still working and looking for a second/third job.
  32. Profile photo of Corkky
    Corkky Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    This is like something The Onion would do...
  33. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    I love how the kairobert..who is anywhere from 13-17 years old..thinks we`re the only ones who have capitalism. Capitalism, my friend, is used in 95% of the world. Unless you live in Cuba or Vietnam, but things in those two countries are still changing.
    You come up with something better than Capitalism, and I`ll give you a cookie.
  34. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Proof there is no recession: Go to an olive garden on a wednesday night
  35. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    "But wait, who`s going to work in all those factories, and orchards, and work all those low paying jobs?"

    Legal immigrants! That we chose to work in those places

  36. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Wait, they have over 700 applicants and they`re EXTENDING the deadline? Do they want to give themselves too much to handle?
  37. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    "Legal immigrants! That we chose to work in those places"

    Same problem, we`d have to pay them minimum wage if they were legal immigrants.

  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    I found the actual advertisement...

  39. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    lol lion
  40. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    lol at lion

    and yeah mantolwen I thought the same thing.

  41. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Saw this in the news. We, in Ohio, aren`t fairing so well economically.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 8, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    HO-LEE F&CK!!! Wow, that is amazing. I am thankful I`m not in a position of having to apply for a janitorial job. I wonder why they decided to extend the deadline with over 700 applications already? Seriously, it will take a long time to narrow it down to even 10 or 20 people. Not to put it down but it`s not a hard job, they don`t have to spend that much time on it.

    Unless they`re going for the saddest story to get some good PR, just freaking hire someone and be done with it.

  43. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    patticakes: You might have noticed kairobert is from Europe before asking him to leave our country.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    I want to apply too
  45. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    im confused. i dont understand how the news finds out about such trivial events. does someone call the news to tell them they got alot of job aplications. or do they have an undercover journalist at the school like in "strangers with candy?" or did an anchor apply for the job and the principal was like "sorry man we got like 700 aplicationa already" so the newsman realized that it was his way to bring the station back to the top?

    and what was up with strangers with candy? weird stuff man.

  46. Profile photo of Morbeh
    Morbeh Female 18-29
    179 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    yudontn0me, it`s not trivial news. Things like this really ARE a way to gauge the economic crisis the country is in right now. There was a mechanic position open at a car parts place down the road from where I live a few weeks ago that got over 900 applications for one job. People are desperate for work to support their families!
  47. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    woaaaaah rewing. $15.37/h with benefits for being a janitor??
  48. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    This is why welfare is a good thing sometimes.
  49. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 12:06 am
    What a sad state of affairs... Terrifying.
  50. Profile photo of Codmily
    Codmily Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 12:44 am
    "im confused. i dont understand how the news finds out about such trivial events."

    I agree... every time I see a weird story, like the one with the cow I wonder how the news hears about it. The other day I was thinking about something that happened at my work where a 10 year old was given alcohol, but that never made the news. Why? No one called?... who!?

  51. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 12:47 am
    I`m sure it was just one dude to submitted an application 699 times.

    And Lionhart, has it ever occurred to you that you`re becoming a little TOO enthusiastic about this website?

    You should tattoo the IAB logo to your forehead/stomach/buttocks/gooch. Then submit it. Because that would be awesome.

  52. Profile photo of Filipino916
    Filipino916 Male 18-29
    494 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 1:08 am
    Time to join Amway! (jk)
  53. Profile photo of d3xy
    d3xy Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 2:28 am
    Wow.
    I live in Ohio and I didn`t hear about this until now.
    But that`s crazy.
  54. Profile photo of mysterypro
    mysterypro Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 4:19 am
    15.37 ?
  55. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 4:28 am
    and 699 of them were pedophiles.
  56. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 6:40 am
    lol hoax demon..
  57. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 8:24 am
    "Kairobert: just because 700 people have jobs doesn`t mean that those jobs are actually contributing any real productivity. Any "good system" (I`m assuming that by this you mean a centrally planned system) can put 700 people to work building a new office complex. What if there is no demand for that office complex?"

    You are talking about Leninism, which is a poorly executed socialist system. A good (are you seriously comparing a democratically elected government to an inexperienced revolutionary totalitarian party?) socialist government would not build an office complex if there was no need for it. Instead they would divert the manpower to somewhere where they could at least do something useful instead of being treated as useless maggots. There is always a use for them. Look at your system, people are hungry because of the lack of an imaginary resource.

    And drat you Anwar. I wasn`t talking about a system of national coherence at all.

  58. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 10:38 am
    obviously there is more to it than what the morons in the news speak about, we are talking statistical here, you just dont receive 700 applicants like that, in the previous period you receive 500, then 600 and after that you get your 700 applications, unless of course a construction site next to the school employing 700 workers finished the job or 700 workers got fired.

    We are not talking about recession here, we are talking about a statistical anomaly. Morons in the news are just trying to scare everyone.

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    loadstar Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2009 at 11:49 am
    free mops.
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    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    oh...my...drating...god, get a janitor for every single student!!!!!
  61. Profile photo of Flameguin
    Flameguin Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    I`m not usually a skeptic, but something seems a little fishy about 700 applications. I guess its not a bad job, but still....
  62. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    So - I am not reading all the comments so I`m hoping no one said this yet.

    The job is paying $15.37 an HOUR?!!!!!! Wtf? To be a janitor? Our janitors probably make 8 an hour. Besides the way the economy is - the pay isn`t bad either. Make that 701 applicants now. . . I work at a hospital and I don`t make that much damn money an hour!

  63. Profile photo of Ohio111
    Ohio111 Male 18-29
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    March 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    I actually live in that very town, and I`ve been jobless since november. It`s not like I`ve been a lazy ass, either. I`m out there everyday trying to find a job/jobs. Most places you go into in the Stark County area will just tell you that they aren`t taking apps, and I`ve even had some tell me "If you`re not buying anything, you can leave my store." A lot of employers almost seem offended when you ask, It`s mighty ridiculous. I don`t know if it`s as bad as this video makes it out to be, but It`s a mighty sh**ty situation

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