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Thread poster: Nina Khmielnitzky

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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Mar 16, 2006

Here's a nice little break... You must have read such employment expressions...

"Competitive Salary"
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.


"Join Our Fast Paced Company"
We have no time to train you.


"Casual Work Atmosphere"
We don't pay enough to expect that you will dress up.

"Must be Deadline Oriented"
You will be six months behind schedule on your first day.

"Duties will Vary"
Anyone in the office can boss you around.

"Must have an Eye for Detail"
We have no quality control.


"Seeking Candidates with a Wide Variety of Experience"
You will need to replace three people who just left.


"Problem Solving Skills a Must"
You are walking into a company in perpetual chaos. Haven't heard a word from anyone out there. Your first task is to find out what is going on.

"Requires Team Leadership Skills"
You will have the responsibilities of a manager without the pay or respect.

"Good Communication Skills"
Management communicates poorly, so you have to figure out what they want and do it.


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NancyLynn
Canada
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Hmmm.. .where have I heard that one before? Mar 16, 2006

Nina Khmielnitzky wrote:
"Must have an Eye for Detail"
We have no quality control.


Thanks Nina!

Nancy


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Cordula Abston  Identity Verified
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sooo true! Mar 16, 2006

Thanks so much for this, I love it! Very true at the place I work, lol...

Ciao,
Cordula


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Agnieszka Hayward
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lovely ;o) Mar 16, 2006

Nina, do you have one on "how to read CVs"?
I believe this one could be interesting, too

Regards


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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No, but we should create one... Mar 16, 2006

tygru wrote:

Nina, do you have one on "how to read CVs"?
I believe this one could be interesting, too

Regards


Nina


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Nancy Burgess  Identity Verified
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Another favourite May 14, 2006

"Must enjoy working in a busy environment"

We are permanently understaffed.


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