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Interpreting Employment Ads

post #1 of 5
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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.

"Some Overtime Required" - Some time each night, some time each weekend.

"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.
post #2 of 5
Most of these were in the ad for my present job. :

The interpretation is Totally accurate. Excellent!
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
There were a helluva lot of things they didn't tell me when I hired on with this outfit.
post #4 of 5
I know. Like, "Must be BOHICA knowledgable."

I am.
post #5 of 5
Let's not forget the fatal...." And other duties as assigned." means that you will do whatever you are told regardless what you were hired for.
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