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'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

Recruiters are infamous for playing games, not following up, and outright ghosting you. Sometimes you feel like you have no choice but to work with them… Searching for a job on your own is no easy feat. And with the costs of inflation and the lack of transparency regarding salaries in job postings, it can be helpful to have someone 'on your side'. It's always a nightmare to search for a job, especially in today's market, but unfortunately, recruiters aren't always 'on your side', and they often…
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Indignant interviewer turns on a new recruit who didn't even want the job in the first place: 'Like they weren't the ones who contacted YOU'

When you're applying for jobs, usually the hiring pipeline is pretty straightforward: You apply, they interview you, and then you're hired! However, in the era of online headhunters and recruitment sites, things can get a little topsy-turvy in the hiring department, especially when recruiters have no idea what they're doing.
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'Unprofessional pictures': 30+ instant turn-offs on job applications, according to recruiters

'Unprofessional pictures': 30+ instant turn-offs on job applications, according to recruiters

It's truly shocking what people think they can and should put on their resumes. First, there are the generic, eye-roll-inducing statements like “self-starter,” “hard worker,” and “go-getter” that truly mean nothing substantial. Then, there are the clearly embellished bullet points added to one's employment descriptions. Furthermore, there are the folks who think it's necessary to expand on their education history by including ridiculous information like where they went to preschool. And let's n…
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'I worked [there] for $16/hour... Now they’re willing to pay $150k': Ex-company tries to recruit an old employee for 4.5x the salary; he laughs in their face

Fresh-faced college kids are willing to put up with a lot in the workplace. Desperate to find that shiny job they were promised would pay off their student loans within the year, they'll usually start with a scrutinous eye for the golden entry-level job of their dreams. Quickly, they realize it's harder than it seems to find a half-decent job.
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‘We are leaving’: Administration cripples company by denying employees raises, leading to mass resignation

‘We are leaving’: Administration cripples company by denying employees raises, leading to mass resignation

Almost every time a company goes into administration, which is a term to explain when an independent person takes control of a company, things collapse. Call it fate, call it karma, call it whatever you want, but the facts are red, loud and clear. This story, as told to us by u/Toraden, was a classic case of ‘Mess around and find out’. In other words, OP's company went into administration, and things slowly went downhill. How downhill exactly? You can read all about the petty managers, denial o…
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'I wasn't interested in taking a wage cut': Audacious recruiter guilt trips a prospective employee after offering him $6,000 less than his current wage

Who here works a full time job and is not interested in making any money? Nobody? No takers?! Exactly. The majority of the workforce isn't driven by passion, work-ethic, or altruism– we're driven by cold, hard cash. Anyone who says otherwise is either delusional or a professional recruiter. Although usually head hunters like to swoon their prey with pretty words and shiny pay-days, sometimes there's that dime-in-a-dozen recruiter that has the audacity to...
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'The job listing read $110,000':  Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

'The job listing read $110,000': Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

Companies falsely advertise salary ranges far too often, and the consequences are a lot of wasted time on potential candidates' part, never mind the recruiters. OP applied for an account executive job with a job description that offered a salary between $90k and $110k. Yet when OP was asked about salary expectations in the interview, the hiring manager acted surprised with OP's offer… even though his credentials were out of the ballpark. Companies just don't seem to have a moral compass anymore…
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'I'm still wearing a fake mustache': Former employee gets offered the interview opportunity of a lifetime

'I'm still wearing a fake mustache': Former employee gets offered the interview opportunity of a lifetime by a clueless recruiter

When the opportunity is too good to pass up, don't ever let it slip through your fingers. Job interviews bring a multitude of emotions with them, but usually the main two are anxiety and excitement. Interviewing is tough no matter what stage of your career you're in. It's exciting to have the opportunity to check out the company and see if it's the right fit for you. But on the other hand, it causes most people a ton of anxiety, since you're being judged for your abilities, and have to come up…
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Top 15+ Cringey Linkedin Fails For Lone Rangers on a Job Hunt

Top 15+ Linkedin Fails For Lone Rangers on a Job Hunt

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'50% salary decrease': New job cuts worker's pay by $30k shortly after recruiting them

Trick a worker into quitting their job and joining your organization, then they're well and truly trapped when you cut their pay by 50%… talk about a cunning trap. That's exactly what this worker shared experiencing in a post shared to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit community. In a post titled “50% salary decrease…” they discussed the situation. “My new job just cut my salary by $30k, only a couple months into the job." the post begins, " It's safe to say that you probably wouldn't stay at that…
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'Offered the same salary again': Job candidate declines role after low-ball salary offer, management comes back with a second offer... for the same amount

If, at first, you don't succeed... try, try again—except… maybe, not in the exact same way as your first failure. Shake it up a little bit. Try an attempt that was better, or at least different , than your first… This was not a concept that this recruiter understood, choosing to make the same offer for a second time after this job candidate initially had declined. Who knows what their thought process was? Maybe they were seeking to wear the candidate down in a war of attrition—make the same off…
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Offered a job interview, ended up in a webinar with 200+ ppl.

'You lied and intentionally misled me in these texts': Job-seeker fires off angry message to recruiter who enrolled them in bizarre interview

This job-seeker was offered a job interview — so how did they end up in a webinar with hundreds of other people ? U/LivingStCelestine thought everything was going well as they talked to a recruiter about a job listing. The OP requested a virtual time slot to meet with this person about a management job, and it seemed like they were set up for a 6PM interview. However, when they turned up in the Zoom meeting , they got a terrible surprise. It's so unfortunate the lengths companies would go throu…
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'I'm so dumbfounded': Law student sits two hour interview only to be subsequently told the position is unpaid

'I'm so dumbfounded': Law student sits two hour interview only to be subsequently told the position is unpaid

Bosting about profits when your workers are underpaid is never a good look; you're just bragging about money that has gone into your wallet that should have otherwise gone towards your employees earning at least market rate.
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HR lady asked me to pay £650 for training and became very rude when told I can't afford it.

Update: 'This is a scam!': Recruiter demands upfront payment from new hire for training, gets upset when they refuse

Everywhere you look, there's another person trying to turn another thing into a dishonest way of wresting cash away from the unsuspecting. If these people put as much work into a legitimate enterprise as they did into their grifts, they might find themselves to be quite successful.
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What's one thing in a job description that gets an immediate skip from you the second you see it?

'Our employees are like a family': 30+ People share their biggest job application red flags

Job searching is an exciting and frustrating experience for many folks, but luckily, some Redditors are sharing their best tips to avoid working at a shady business .
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"We would not allow someone with your arrogance to join our company": Job recruiters who made these job-seekers facepalm

"We would not allow someone with your arrogance to join our company": Job recruiters who made these job-seekers facepalm

Trying to find a new job can be an enlightening experience, to say the least. These job-seekers discovered that first-hand when they tried to apply for jobs and got some odd results. Keep reading below to see how these worst-of-the-worst job recruiters failed at their jobs . To read more funny memes, click here .
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