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February 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 PM ^

Yeah, state laws require posting of all job openings to help prevent cronyism/nepotism. It doesn't really work, but the thought is nice. U of M had to post the head coach opening when Rodriguez and Hoke were hired too.

There was actually an Onion article along those lines recently. Too bad one minute of half-hearted searching didn't turn it up.


February 24th, 2013 at 8:31 AM ^ found here, if I am not mistaken, and definitely seems to apply to a blank listing. A seach of the administrative staff shows that we have three analysts on staff at last report, two defensive analysts and one offensive analyst. 

The opener for the Onion article, which is all too true of many companies:

"Software developer WebTek Network Solutions went ahead and posted a listing for a job this morning as if the purportedly open position hadn’t already been promised to a friend of one the company’s current employees, sources confirmed Monday."


February 23rd, 2013 at 10:34 PM ^

I'm surprised HR let this one through.  Normally they at least require some kind of description to post it so random people have a chance to at least write a decent cover letter or the like.  Supposedly the fairness of it can be debated otherwise.  


February 24th, 2013 at 12:10 AM ^

My guess is that they have a student lined up for work study which is why it is a non-exempt / hourly employee. Not someone recruited for a salaried spot, but someone with ties to the program.