I just got booted from my secretarial temp position. I'd applied for the permanent position and didn't even get an *interview* because I didn't have enough experience. Heck, my resume didn't even get to my supervisor because Human Resources weeded it out for lack of experience.
They wanted someone with a high school diploma/GED and two years secretarial experience. They specifically stated "an equivalent combination of related education and experience will be considered." I have a bachelor's degree (in psychology) and one year experience. And yet I was weeded out.
Nevermind the fact that I'm doing the job well as we speak. Nevermind the fact that all the people I work for are satisfied with my performance (according to my supervisor). Nevermind the fact that one of the people I'm working for actually came down to my office on Friday to try to convince me to put in an application for this position because he and several other people were happy with my work. Nevermind that I told everyone that asked, including my supervisor, that I had applied for this position and wanted it.
I have a friggin' bachelor's degree and can't work as a secretary. Does that seem right to you?