Nepotism Is A Big Word

If you got your position via "who you know", you aren't getting any breaks from me. You will have to prove it to me that you are good at your job.


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Feb 20, 2019 at 5:30pm

Ive always said is not that one big reason we love family so much and take their b.s unconditionally, ya know say for that really excellent job with the kicking long term benies. and/or excellent golden parachute jump out package. Mom I love, but had you not gotten that job for me at the Hollywood North studio's the one phone call you got in the 6yrs would have been none.

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The other word

Feb 20, 2019 at 5:59pm

Cronyism. Or patronage.
Nepotism is by blood or other relation.
Most of the world runs on these things, and many cultures have institutionalized such corruption long ago. It's long been said that who you know matters more than what you know. Italy is notoriously like this, for example, enough so that it's played a part in their long-term economic stagnation. Which is why you'll find a huge diaspora of educated, capable Italians all over the world (the modern term is "brain drain").
North America is getting to be like that, too. I'm going to follow the European example: go where the competition isn't. Cheaper to live there anyway and I've always wanted to learn a third language.

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It’s systemic

Feb 20, 2019 at 7:44pm

In any private sector jobs you’re definitely going to find that. In fact it’s also very common in public sector unions. I know of at least 3 examples of people who jumped the queue in sought-after union positions in the lower mainland simply because of who they knew.

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Sad but true

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:52pm

I've worked in both the private and the public sector and I think this is more common in the private one. I used to work for a family business in West Vancouver and they liked to hire and promote their friends' kids, typical West Van 20 year old brats. Incompetence, entitlement and lack of discipline ruled, but fortunately for the company, the other employees worked more to compensate for the special snowflakes. I eventually left that company and worked in a corporation where you could only get promoted if you belonged to the old boys' club. I'm now in the public sector and it's a little better, but I still come across this at times.

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