you are a student looking for that first time or summer
job or a long time veteran looking for a change of pace,
this JOB SEARCH JARGON should help you get on your way...
JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY:
We have no time to train you.
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
Work 55 hours; get paid for 37.5.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they
want you to do.
ABILITY TO HANDLE A HEAVY WORKLOAD:
You whine, you're fired.
MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL:
We have no quality control.
Female applicants must be childless (and remain that way).
Management won't answer questions.
SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED:
Some time each night and some time each weekend.
DUTIES WILL VARY:
Anyone in the office can boss you around.
We have a lot of turnover.
SALES POSITION REQUIRING MOTIVATED SELF-STARTER:
We're not going to supply you with leads; there's no base
salary; you'll wait 30 days for your first commission
CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE:
We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well,
a couple of the real daring guys wear earrings.
SOME PUBLIC RELATIONS REQUIRED:
If we're in trouble, you'll go on TV and get us out of
REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without
the pay or respect.
SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE:
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.
MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED:
You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST:
You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.