Just one question, why AT&T?
I want to know why Jobs went with the most inept company on the planet...
Seriously, in the midst of this recession, I applied to AT&T for a low-paying position just to pay the bills, ($15.00/hr,$31.2K/yr), the hiring process has been as follows...
Respond to advert.
Fill out application.
Receive e-mail from HR. I must take a test!
E-mail back to schedule test.
Original HR person out of town, called back-up HR person.
Back-up HR person states, Oh, you have a degree, you don't need to test, just bring your degree.
Go in to AT&T office, meet wizened old secretary, hand over degree, copy made, leave AT&T
office after wishing the 3 other people with no degrees that applied for the job good luck.
Receive new e-mail from AT&T from someone higher up on the AT&T HR chain.
Fill out new application so AT&T can conduct background check.
(If I get the job, they are going to train me for 3 weeks!)
So in essence for a job that any person with any amount of initiative would quit the moment a higher paying position came along, AT&T is going to most likely spend the equivalent of a year's salary or more just to hire someone to fill this position. (Never again question why AT&T charges what it does, now you know the reason)...