Interpreting 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.