How to Interpret a Job Ad


	"ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION":
	You'll be making under $6 an hour.

	"ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION IN AN UP-AND-COMING COMPANY":
	You're paid under $6 an hour; we'll be bankrupt in a year.
 
	"AN UP-AND-COMING SOFTWARE COMPANY":
	There's no chance in hell we'll be the next Microsoft.
 
	"PROFIT-SHARING PLAN":
	Once it's shared among the brass, you get what's left.
 
	"COMPETITIVE SALARY":
	We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
 
	"JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY":
	We have no time to train you. (and/or)
	Please introduce yourself to your co-workers.
 
	"NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER":
	Inc. Magazine mentioned us in an article a few years ago.
 
	"IMMEDIATE OPENING":
	The person who had this job gave notice a month ago. We're just now
	running the ad.
 
	"SALES POSITION REQUIRING MOTIVATED SELF-STARTER":
	We're can't supply you with leads. (and/or)
	There's no base salary to speak of. (and/or)
	You'll wait 30 days for your first commission check.
 
	"SELF-MOTIVATED":
	Don't expect management to answer questions
 
	"WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS":
	After 90 days, you can join our HMO, which has a $500 deductible and
	a $35 co-pay.







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