When it comes to punching the clock in todayâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s comatose economy, beggars canâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t be choosers. When the jobs are few and the unemployed are many, the Big Boss Man has the power.
And thatâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s the biggest challenge facing the start-up jobbite.com, a new beta site encouraging workers to rate their employers. In an economy where everyone is swimming in a Scrooge McDuck vault of gold, people can be choosy and proactive about who they work for. And employers need to woo and kowtow to candidates accordingly.
But jobbite loses meaning in an economyâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ in whichâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ weâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re heading for Hoovervilles the Sequel. When you have job seekers armed with MBAs hoping to wear paper hats at Dairy Queen, businesses can ignore their employee image and focus solely on not going bankrupt.
All that said, jobbite tackles a ratings and review channel thatâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s actually not over saturated. One ofâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ its cooler tools allows you to rate the culture with adjective such as âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬cut throatâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ and âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬team oriented.âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ But other than being able to comment on othersâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ employer reviews and sending them to a friend, cool Web 2.0 features are lacking. WouldnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t it beâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ sweet to be able to upload pictures of the scars you got cleaning the grease trap at Burger King âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº or a fun video of having to clean filthy bathrooms at EnterpriseâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ wearing a suit?
Maybe the developers are waiting until jobbite hits the content threshold. Hopefully it will happen before Ramen Noodles buys a Super Bowl ad for cool grand.