PurplePhase (240281) writes "I've noticed over the last few years that more and more companies are buying into Taleo.net as a way of doing online job search and applications. But why don't any of them realize that that website doesn't actually work? Not only does it fail often (just this morning I tried uploading a resume — which it refused to do from Firefox, then the 'Resume' block disappeared from the process so I can't try it again?!!?), but there is no way to give any feedback — there is no Contact Us, no Report Bug, no simple 'feedback' button anywhere while applying for a job. Not only that, but many companies' websites don't actually have ways to give them feedback either about their websites nor about the fact that they're using tools like Taleo (who seems to be trying a LinkedIn by offering talentexchange.com). For example, try finding any email or web form to submit to give feedback to usbank.com — should I call a bank branch to find out how to submit an application??
Yes, others say to take your business elsewhere. Fine, but that isn't a solution in many ways as the "I'm not doing this in protest" numbers don't add up (search for: Ender's Game movie).
PurplePhase (240281) writes "With all the concerns about the economy, I would like to "buy local" for more than just food. But I'm betting that most (all?) of our electronics are made outside of the U.S.A. — even if some parts are made locally, they're assembled offshore — or vice versa. Are there any companies that manufacture or sell computers or even other electronic gadgets made wholely in this country? (I'm counting at least: circuit boards, wires, chips, LCD, cases, hard drives, and packing materials) Or can't they because of environmental issues or the high costs of labor or raw materials?"