How To Interpret Employment Ads

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Lifer
Feb 8, 2001
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"Competitive Salary"

We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.

"Join Our Fast Paced Company"

We have no time to train you.

"Casual Work Atmosphere"

We don't pay enough to expect that you will dress up.

"Must be Deadline Oriented"

You will be six months behind schedule on your first day.

"Duties will Vary"

Anyone in the office can boss you around.

"Must have an Eye for Detail"

We have no quality control.

"Seeking Candidates with a Wide Variety of Experience"

You will need to replace three people who just left.

"Problem Solving Skills a Must"

You are walking into a company in perpetual chaos. Haven't heard a word from anyone out there. Your first task is to find out what is going on.

"Requires Team Leadership Skills"

You will have the responsibilities of a manager without the pay or respect.

"Good Communication Skills"

Management communicates poorly, so you have to figure out what they want and do it.

 

Biggerhammer

Golden Member
Jan 16, 2003
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"Other duties as needed" = you will be required to rebuild the boss' daughter's automatic transmission between calls.
 

MikeMike

Lifer
Feb 6, 2000
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Originally posted by: Biggerhammer
"Other duties as needed" = you will be required to rebuild the boss' daughter's automatic transmission between calls.

the other half of that though is

"the boss' daughter will then make sure your shifter is working properly on occasion"