When it comes to job interviews, it's easy not to be discerning because we all want a consistent paycheck.
But beware of potental employers who brag about the company you're interviewing for.
Sometimes the job description and what is expected of employees is very telling of the company that may not be compatible for you.
Curious to hear from people who were turned off by job interviews, Redditor u/Baker_1-2 asked:
"What is the worst thing a potential employer has bragged about the job you were interviewing for during a interview?"
These Redditors were appalled by how much time employees were expected to put in during their work week.
Putting In The Hours
"'We pay such a high base salary because we expect a 70-hour work week.' That's all I needed to hear."
"They bragged about a 'loophole' they were exploiting to not pay overtime, which amounted to a one-page NDA promising not to discuss payment, compensation, or labor practices with anyone, including government officials."
"First of all, the mere existence of that document is two federal crimes: the Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits employers from even hinting that employees shouldn't discuss compensation and trying to get someone to sign an NDA to cover up a crime is coercion."
"I reported them to the Texas Workforce Comission."
The following warnings indicated these were not the jobs applicants expected.
"'We are a fast paced company. We routinely evaluate everyone's performance to remove the poor performers. It's why we are always hiring new people. Those who stay get great perks like fruits and biscuits and team lunches.'"
"Like wtf. Such a red flag. I withdrew my application straight soon as I got home."
"Hiring manager talked about how the work ethic in the office is to show up before your boss and go home after the boss leaves."
"Hiring manager once showed up at 4am and the hiring manager's boss was already there, so the hiring manager stayed a few extra hours that night."
"And they were saying all of that like it was a fun and exciting game."
"'When you work for us, you'll be available 24/7, if we call when you're on your honeymoon, you answer the phone'. Not to mention the IT manager was a massive jerk to the nth degree anyway... Needless to say, I didn't start at that company."
The egregious behavior of these employers indicated the company was one to avoid.
"At the time I was a drug addict and considered it a good thing but now years later in recovery I realized a GM that provided me with free drugs all of the time to get through long shifts without days off was actually a scumbag."
"I showed up to a interview 10 minutes early. Interview didn't get started for at least another half hour. At the end of interview and tour, the owner went on a big rant about how important punctuality is and being late is his biggest pet peeve. I was like hold up, you just made me sit around for a half hour and you want to preach to me about being late."
"Same employer was highly impressed with my previous experience in that career field, said it was hard to find people with a passion and knowledge to do the job. Then he balked at my pay request and wanted to start me out at the bottom end of the pay range. Entry level wages for over 10 years experience, no thanks!"
"I accidentally became part of a group interview with a life insurance company where the main guy said 'It's amazing what you can talk the elderly into'. I asked out loud 'How do you manage to sleep at night?' and he isolated me from the group to quietly get me to leave, which felt great."
We all do our best to bring our A-game to job interviews. It's an opportunity to present the best part of ourselves to persuade the interviewer you're the person for the job.
But while you can't afford to be too picky, remember to never sell yourself short, and listen to your gut if something during the interview seems a bit off.
Also, be wary of companies that are too eager to hire you with a hard sell.
There's nothing wrong with asking plenty of questions. Because it is as much your interview as it is theirs.
America is in quite a state right now.
We are hurting in ways we've never hurt before.
And getting better doesn't seem like an option on the horizon.
America gets a lot wrong everyday.
But, maybe let's try to focus on what America does right.
Maybe it can be a little comfort in times of struggle.
People from all over the world want to live here.
Redditor Ulrich-Stern wanted to discuss the best of America. They asked:
"What does the United States get right?"
I think America certainly has a strong work ethic. We know how to work and win.
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"Our public libraries are a real backbone for the country."
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We do do films well. That is a big plus.
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"The United States adopts more children than the rest of the world combined."
"Burgers. Motherfreakin' burgers."
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Maybe America isn't the hot mess a lot of people think it is. We'll see...
Sex is an important part of life.
That is just a fact.
But sex is also about connection and intimacy.
So it's not a surprise when many relationships take a hit after the sex dries up.
It's not something to ignore.
It's the biggest problem in the world, but partners should discuss it.
"Would you be in a sexless relationship? What circumstance would you find acceptable for this?"
Sex is fun. And when the sex stopped in my relationships... so did the fun. But that is just me.
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"I'm over 80."
"There’s a lot of people that are going to be real shocked once they hit their 70s."
"I had rectal cancer and because of the surgery I can no longer get an erection, it's very lonely."
"I'm in one now. My husband had a stroke... no sex is not the big problem for either one of us."
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"I have a near sexless marriage. The love is strong, but the desire is one-sided. That hurts."
Sexless over loveless is definitely easier. So there is that.
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You play the cards you are dealt
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"I'm in one. Not happy about it, but love is still there so that's nice."
it never happens...
Well I guess some people can make it work. More power to you.
We all have things which get on our nerves.
"What do you find annoying as f*ck?"
Is it so hard to pick up after yourself?
"Habitual litterers."- SuvenPan
"When people don’t clean up after themselves."- cheeto_has_spoken
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen
"People that can dish it but can’t take it."
"I work with a dude like this and it’s terrible."- MF_GhidraTea Time Reaction GIF by Kamie CrawfordGiphy
Never judge something by it's size.
"When mosquitoes fly by ur ears."- AxcesDrifter
Back to where we started...
"The Reddit app when it scrolls back up to the top of the 65 TRILLION FKN articles you’ve read."
"It should burn the articles as you read them."- Deathdar1577
Take some responsibility!
"A person's inability to say sorry."- rohankentsorry kristen wiig GIFGiphy
Get out of the way!
"People who leave the f*cking shopping carts in middle of the f*cking aisle!"- otherm0ther
But enough about me, what do you think of me?
"People who make it all about themselves."- ExtensionAir7Proud Drag Queen GIF by CameoGiphy
A lost cause
"Willfully ignorant people."- KingZaneTheStrange
Most of the time it's best to grin and bear it.
But next time you see someone litter, it might be a fine opportunity to let that anger out.
For your sake, and everyone else's.
How many of us heard the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" as a child?
Or were told by their parents that watching too much television would make your eyes fall out?
"What's the biggest lie ever told that we, as a society, still believe in?"
Justice will be served... won't it?
"What goes around comes around."
"Sometimes it doesn't."- Recent_View6254
"That people get what they deserve, or must deserve what they get."- HugeMcAwesome
It's just a phase.... or is it?
"That acne will go away after your teen years."- One_Arachnid_1256Scared Freak Out GIF by Lillee JeanGiphy
Better cut back on those TV dinners...
"Microwaves give you cancer"- Salt-Significance702
Absolutely no justification.
"That torture is an effective method of extracting information."
"Then goes straight back to doing it."
A little kindness goes a very long way
"That being nice and accommodating is a sign of weakness."- AidilAfham42Be Nice GIF by Susanne LambGiphy
"Square cut or pear shaped, these rocks don't lose their shape..."
"Diamonds are rare which us why they are expensive."
Unrealistic expectations on society
"Go to a great college and get a great job and have a great life."- MewsikMaker
When you just can't hold it any more...
"That there is a chemical you can put in pools that turns blue when you pee."- Sad_Cherry2884GIF by South Park Giphy
As the saying goes, you can't believe everything you read.
But for the sake of others, still best to avoid peeing in pools.