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Prospective employee gets burned after 7 rounds of interviews when the company claims the job listing was ‘incorrect’, offering $70,000 less than promised: ‘Classic bait and switch’

Nowadays, if you even get past the job application process, you're likely in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple rounds of interviewing, spouting the same information that can be found in your resume to 10 different (likely incompetent) C-level bosses.
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20+ Potential Employee Memes That Will Have You Laughing At the Job Fair

20+ Potential Employee Memes That Will Have You Laughing At the Job Fair

Is there a company hiring for “bog witch" or can nobody live out their dreams anymore?
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Job candidate told by hiring manager that they won't get the role despite being the most experienced candidate: 'I'm so sick of mind games from employers'

Normally, you might expect that being the best at something means that you'll be effectively the first selected, akin to it being a race, and by being simply being undisputed best, you would, of course, be the one to win. Well, that's not how races or any competitions work, and it's the reason they're held in the first place, and the prize isn't just awarded to the person who currently holds whatever record is most relevant… There are so many other factors and things that can happen on the day…
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Insecure CEO tries to force job candidate to delete review after interview gone wrong: 'We want to ask you to delete this comment'

Insecure CEO tries to force job candidate to delete review after interview gone wrong: 'We want to ask you to delete this comment'

Sometimes, writing a measured review is the only way to frustrate the people who did you wrong. It's funny how we often associate these kinds of critical reviews with entitled Karen on the internet when it has to do with customer service encounters. However, when it comes to reviews of companies, we tend to immediately side with the people writing the review. What does this say about our culture and inherent biases? Well, it has a lot to do with authority complexes and power dynamics, as do mos…
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Coworker gets final raise after 10 years at the company, resigns and gets 15% salary bump at new job: 'Loyalty will make you poor'

Coworker gets final raise after 10 years at the company, resigns and gets 15% salary bump at new job: 'Loyalty will make you poor'

This is what happens to companies that put a cap on the amount of raises they will give to their employees. This loyal employee had been working at his company for ten years, at which point he received his final raise. Naturally, a lack of mobility or incentive does not do much to maintain a sense of loyalty from even your most loyal employees and coworkers. This boss came to understand that the hard way, as this employee only waited to receive his final raise so that he could then leverage tha…
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‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

Job interviews are such a grueling process, that it's hard not to get discouraged. Companies expect a lot from candidates nowadays and will put you through 8 interviews with different hiring managers and department heads, then give you multiple tests to evaluate your skills, and finally, reject you via an email or worse, fail to let you know about the next steps. In other words, it's exhausting, infuriating, and it doesn't give you much incentive to keep job searching, even though most of the t…
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Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

The business world is not always kind. In order to attract the attention of potential employers, you must not only stand out from the competition but also outperform every other application seeking the exact same position. In other words, your only options are to play and win the corporate game or to fail horribly. To put it plainly, the game is tedious and never-ending. An employee who was taken aback is described in the story below. The original poster (OP) has been actively participating in…
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IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

You would think that this kind of information would not be so easily accessible by non-HR employees! And yet, like most companies, this one's HR department did not do its due diligence. Instead, a lowly member of the IT department discovered records of everyone's salaries from ten years prior, learning that not very much has changed. No matter how long certain employees have been at the company and no matter how many changes have occurred in the world, almost no one seems to have gotten a raise…
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'As it got harder, I started to mess up': Job applicant sparks debate after sharing his experience being interviewed by AI

Job interviews are never easy. It can be exciting after searching countless job listings for one you like, submitting all your application materials, and finally hearing back that you got an interview. But how do you prepare? You don't want to overprepare because, at the time of the interview, your nerves are high, and it can be hard to remember every detail you want to say precisely. But you also definitely don't want to be underprepared and get stuck with questions about the company's values…
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Job seeker gets flown out to an interview and meets the successful candidate who already started in the role: 'Dude has only been there about a week...'

There are things in life that you'll encounter, and you'll find nothing you've encountered previously has properly prepared you for it. Usually, these things will be so off-the-wall that there's no way anything could have properly anticipated them. The very idea of being flown out to a final interview and accepting a position, enjoying lavish dinner with the company's owner, only to go into the office and meet the guy who has just started working in the role you thought you had been accepting,…
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'I only work for ME and no one else!': 20+ resume red flags, according to hiring managers

'I only work for ME and no one else!': 20+ resume red flags, according to hiring managers

There is a lot a job candidate can do to mess up their application. Sometimes, it's not exactly their fault. Job postings can be notoriously vague and shady. Who hasn't ended up in an interview where you suddenly realize that this so-called “great opportunity” is far beyond what you thought it would be? However, every so often, the interviewer is not at fault. Sometimes, and I know this may be hard to hear, we may be responsible for not getting hired. These hiring managers shared what they beli…
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'I got fired two days before my wedding': Employees discover their boss fires female coworkers when they get married,  HR fiasco ensues

'I got quiet fired two days before my wedding': Employees discover their boss fires female coworkers when they get married, HR fiasco ensues

Imagine having to clean up this boss's mess! This employee compared notes with some of the other women on her team and realized that something strange was afoot. Essentially, 13 female employees either quit or were fired as they were approaching their late 20s. All of them were newly engaged, recently married, are about to start a family. The way HR attempted to get away with this nonsense was to give these women “disciplinary action” months in advance and to accuse them of not pulling their we…
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'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

You put years into your career, sacrificing your own happiness to get ahead, hoping someday to save enough money for an early retirement. You volunteer at work, get to your shift on time, and even take on projects that have nothing to do with your job description or department… what don't you do to make it? Then, one fateful day, the company announced layoffs. That is, if you're lucky. If you aren't, you just show up at work to find your keycard doesn't work anymore. Then the security guard inf…
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'I don't have $60 to attend your fundraising event': Job applicant asked to donate to the company that rejected her

'I don't have $60 to attend your fundraising event': Job applicant asked to donate to the company that rejected her

Imagine reaching out to a former employer for a full-time opportunity, getting flat-out rejected, and then being asked to give money to the organization. You have to admire the audacity of these people. This Redditor shared that after successful contracted work, she sought a salaried position at the same company and put a ton of work into her application. When she was rejected, she wound up receiving what was clearly a copy-and-paste rejection email. She ended up reaching out to her contact at…
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25+ embarrassing job postings filled with spelling errors and typos

25+ embarrassing job postings filled with spelling errors and typos

If recruiters and hiring managers expect everything a job candidate submits to be polished, should they not do the same? Let's break this down further. A job applicant is often expected to submit a resume and cover letter at the very least during the first round. Throughout the application process, depending on the position, there could be interviews, assessments, subsequent essays, etc. The expectation is for applicants to create something new and tailored to the specific position each time, w…
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'If you have a problem with my direction, you come to me': Entire team complies with boss's vague instructions, putting her job in jeopardy

'If you have a problem with my direction, you come to me': Entire team complies with boss's vague instructions, putting her job in jeopardy

Don't you just love it when your boss is on thin ice and decides to take it out on the entire team? You know, as if it's their fault that she's an incompetent manager? That seems to be a frequent occurrence in the workplace. It's certainly nothing new that people in high-pressure situations act out unfairly, but it can be difficult to stomach when the person acting out is also the one who signs your paychecks. Let's start with one obvious truth that always needs to be restated: your boss's tant…
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