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Old 01-31-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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This individual offered me a job that pays $9 and said "If you're about be evicted from your home, now you can tell your landlord you found a job". I'm used to making $30+ an hour, but I had to push my pride aside for a bit. I took offense because they know nothing about me or my financial situation.

It really is an employer's market and they know it. They talk to applicants anyway they please.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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It sounds like it was a joke. No need to be offended. Turn down the job and move on.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If that was a joke, it wasn't a funny one.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Yeah thats a pretty effed up comment. Im a firm believer in working for the amount of pay received. If theyre gonna pay 9 an hour, do 9 an hour worth of work.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yea if you rent an above garage apartment maybe. Is that even a full 40 a weeker?
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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It sounds like it was a joke. No need to be offended. Turn down the job and move on.

Not everyone will take that as a joke, especially when they're going through hard times.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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It sounds like it was a joke. No need to be offended. Turn down the job and move on.
It's only considered a joke if both parties are laughing.

He sounds like a real jerk.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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I actually stewed over the arrogance of what was said for a while before replying back.. But.. End of the day.. Not worth getting too torn up about. put a little faith in karma.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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They talk to applicants anyway they please.
One such incident does not justify such a generalization. This particular employer is an idiot, my reply would have been something about not needing a job badly enough to work for him and walk away.



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It really is an employer's market and they know it.
True, and after many years where it was the other way around, they are taking advantage of it to get the best people at the lowest possible cost while they can.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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What kind of idiot would say this? Its beyond unprofessional regardless of the position. He also does not realize he could be the one needing a job. In this economy and market almost no one is immune to finding themselves out of work.

What a tool!
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