what recruitment ads really mean

  • Competitive Salary: We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors
  • Some Overtime Required: Some time each night and some time each weekend
  • Self-Motivated: Management won't answer questions
  • Casual Work Atmosphere: We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up
  • Competitive Environment: We have a lot of turnover
  • Some Public Relations Required: If we're in trouble, you'll go on TV and get us out of it
  • Duties Will Vary: Anyone in the office can boss you around
  • Career-Minded: We expect that you will want to flip hamburgers until you are 70
  • Candidates With Wide Variety of Experience: You need to replace three people who just left
  • Flexible Hours: Work 55 hours; get paid for 37.5


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