Red Flags To Be Aware Of In Your Next Job Interview
We've all had a job or two that seemed way better in the interview than in real life. I came across this discussion on Reddit of subtle red flags to keep an eye out for during an interview.
"Well, the overtime isn't mandatory, but most folks stick around after hours most days."
"What clients can you bring with you?"
"The boss doesn't like people going out to get lunch because they're afraid you'll never come back, so bring your own lunch"
"There are a lot of people who'd love to work here, so you're lucky."
"You are required to wear clothing that has the company logo. You must purchase it yourself. From the company."
"We don't like to watch the clock and don't want people who are just here for the paycheck."
"We're a family."
"It's just standard contract stuff."
I accepted a gig that wasn't all it was cracked up to be. In fact, I even heard some of those red flag phrases. I don't even know how I managed to last 6 months there and I wasn't the only one who felt that way. We had about 12 employees and from the time I started, to the time I left, 10 people came and went.
The owner had the weirdest rules. One I never understood was that I wasn't allowed to have my phone in my studio. I don't know if he's aware of this, but social media is a thing and it goes hand in hand with radio. Guess where all of my social media is, surprise, it's on my phone! I also wasn't allowed to leave the studio, unless I had to use the bathroom. No one was allowed to come into the studio and talk to me when I was on air. I wasn't even allowed to use the microwave cause he didn't like "smells"? Thank you, next.
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