Here's a fun WTF?!?

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by actormike, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. actormike

    actormike Okay, Connery...

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    I recently lost my job, which is a long story in and of itself. It was a long term contracting gig and it ended sooner than I thought it would. So I find myself back on the market and looking for work, mostly in the fields of copy writing or copyediting.

    I applied for an interesting position as a copy editor and got a reply back the next day via email saying they were interested in my resume and wanted to talk about my salary requirements. Then the email tells me how much the position pays, which is much less than the going rate for copy editors and a fairly major step down for me from my last gig. I think it over and call the person back to see if maybe we can negotiate a little bit. Mind you, this wasn't and offer, just interest in an interview.

    I leave a message yesterday, never hear back from them and then find today that the ad has been reposted with the salary the original email quoted me, which no good copy editor is going to take because it's way below what copy editors normally make.

    WTF?

    It's not like I would have taken the job at such a shit salary, but I don't understand the logic of not calling me back and reposting the friggin' ad, especially since they added the salary.

    Ugh. I hate looking for work.
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  2. Mr. Plow

    Mr. Plow Fuck Y'all

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    It's possible that they are only budgeted for X amount for the position and have no leeway for negotiations. They saw your request for such and decided to repost with the salary to weed out such 'Rockafellers' as yourself. They'll probably have to settle for someone much less experienced to fill the salary.

    They didn't return your call because they didn't see a point if you were'nt going to accept their terms. That, and they're dicks.
  3. actormike

    actormike Okay, Connery...

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    The thing is, I never gave them a salary request. They emailed me, asked for my salary requirement and told me what the job paid. I called them back and left a message basically saying "please call me," and a few hours later the job got posted.

    :shrug:

    Onward and upward. I can't imagine they'll get anyone qualified who stays around for more than a few months at what they're offering, so good luck to them.
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  4. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    Yup. Let it roll off your back, baby.

    If this firm is really not willing to pay people what they're worth is it really any surprise that they have no skill dealing with even potential employees? I hate job hunting too.
  5. Aurora

    Aurora VincerĂ²!

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    I'm starting to wonder if I should do a gig in copywriting too, again. All those really cool jobs just seem to vanish into thin air once I apply.

    Seems I don't know enough people. I mean, why don't I even get an answer for jobs I'm exactly qualified for? Who gets them? Or better, who's at least invited to an interview? Is that some trial and error system?
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    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    Well, I'm glad it's not just me. :shrug:
  7. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    I had a similar experience wth an Arby's I got "hired" on with. My cell phone happened to get stolen, so no one was able to contact me at the time I originally planned. Once I got home, I explained what happened and was told to call back the next day, which I did. I was then told they got someone else to fill my spot and thus fired before I even made the payroll :wtf: :rolleyes:

    You aren't missing much, Mike, IMO. If they're gonna dick around like that and chump off the salary, these aren't people you want to sign on with anyhow.
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    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    This is my big fear with the gig I have lined up right now. Nothing is still in writing yet and I'm worrying that something will still fuck up and the deal will fall through.
  9. Lethesoda

    Lethesoda Quixiotic

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    I got hired through the Christmas season at my Ebay auction store, and worked almost 7 days a week afterschool and all day Saturday. Then they just started lowering my pay, randomly, and cutting various days. Admittedly, we were slowing down with new items. Now, I'm "sales rep" (asking people to bring in items and handing out flyers) with no paycheck, and I'm getting the feeling this is just the calm before the boot.
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    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    Eh. They probably won't fire you. Then they'd have to pay you unemployment. If you are working for no paycheck, they'll just keep you until you quit. :borg: :(