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    Favoritism, nepotism, etc. in employment
    By Ken

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    This kind of thing happens all over but it sure hurts when our hard work, willingness to go the extra step, etc. falls by the wayside and the hiring goes to someone who is a family member, friend, etc.

    As one who has worked many years in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and, now, sub'ing in several school districts, I've seen just about every trick in the book used to slide in someone less qualified but meeting the silent test of related to who, friend of so and so, etc. At least once I sat on a hiring committee and was told by my boss to bump up my scoring on a candidate only to find out the candidate got the job and had ties to the boss that were not revealed.

    Sadly, hard work, donated time, etc. may not even get you into the interview when such dynamics are going on.


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