How to interpret employment ads – Good Joke

May 20, 2007 · Print This Article

“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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