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Faking the Funk

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Ken Stiggers

Boneqweesha Jones: "Welcome to this special edition of 'Qweesha Live TV.' Tonight, I want to talk about corporate businesses and their hiring practices. Some reliable sources have reported to me that businesses like 'Y'all Mart' are faking the funk on hiring unemployed teenagers and adults.

"One of the unemployed deejays told me how he almost landed a job as a stocker at Y'all Mart. After a pleasant and affirming second interview, Y'all Mart could not employ him because human resources issued a hiring freeze.

"Nurse Tootie McBride and psychologist Judy McBride are on the show to shed some light on the trend of deceptive corporate hiring practices."

Nurse Tootie: "These businesses think they are slick by misleading people who want to work. I spoke to a young lady who was supposedly hired at Crunchie Fried Chicken. When the young lady completed orientation, she was placed as an on-call employee. Two months later, no call."

Psychologist Judy: "This kind of hiring practice could be a ploy to make businesses appear like they are hiring people without truly employing them.  I call it the 'Rocket Love' employment practice."

Boneqweesha Jones: "I hear a Stevie Wonder reference coming."

Psychologist Judy: "What happens is: The employer takes you riding in your rocket of working, gives you some hope. But at a half a mile from getting a job, you are dropped back down to the cold, cold world of unemployment."

Boneqweesha Jones: "I wouldn't even do that to a dog."

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