Employment . . .
How to interpret employment ads . . .

  • "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.

  • "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.

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