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By Jose Garcia


January 06, 2010

The purpose of this letter is to react on how the HR Manager of the Ketchikan Borough composes letters to job applicants. It appeared to be vague and rather not within the norms of an equal rating good ethics, much more coming from the government employee as such.

As advertised on a want ad for a Toll Ferry Collector, I submitted my application with corresponding resume to warrant the position. Then, the Ketchikan Borough sent back a letter in very unintelligently composed response that although my application merits fine qualities, yet IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO CONSIDERATION.

I was rather in a pensive mood after receival of the letter having to consider the fact that the response did not specifically specify as UNDERQUALIFIED or OVERQUALIFIED. The ad did not mention that those to be hired will come from present and incumbent employees only.

I was not given a chance to view why my qualifications cost me much dismay and a threat to my survival in the sense that as an able senior citizen, there should be grounds of having not even to consider the application I filed, but bluntly rejected per se.

I believe there are some groups or person within the Borough dynasty that seem to oust me or other senior citizens in their quest for survival in Ketchikan. I have been very consistent in my resume and honest in my dealings with either the Ketchikan City incumbent officials and with the Borough as well.

I am just airing my side of the matter that a review must be made on how proper responses by whomsoever is assigned to handle applicants hiring applications that will meet the desired protocol in an unhurting kind of text to be made as response to an ethical level.

Thank you.

Jose Garcia
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 06, 2009 - Published January 06, 2010



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