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    Originally posted by darryl View Post
    Would that be Edison elctricity or Tesla electricity?
    Westinghouse

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  • darryl
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    Would that be Edison elctricity or Tesla electricity?

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  • bruto
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    Originally posted by Frank Ford View Post
    I don't know about "brazen" - it seems likely to be a job listing post by an employer trying to help someone get a green card.

    Been there, done that.
    Listing electric light in the work-area as a perk seems a bit suspicious when the listing is in Buffalo.

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  • john clements
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    I pay the guy who does my yard work three times as much as that per hour and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a degree (given the time I spend mending the tools he breaks)!

    John

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  • Frank Ford
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    I don't know about "brazen" - it seems likely to be a job listing post by an employer trying to help someone get a green card.

    Been there, done that.






    Originally posted by Grind Hard View Post
    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/mnu/3471525853.html

    This chestnut popped up on CL while I was browsing. This is the most brazen example I've seen... most companies wait until the interview to spring this on you.

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  • bob308
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    i went for a weld job. took the test passed it no problem. took the written test passed it no problem. they said $9.00 an hour. i said what? then they came back with we work 10 hours a day and half day sat. so with the overtime it works out to the same as $14 an hour for a 40 hour week.

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  • Dan Dubeau
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    I think this company is seriously underestimating how many bagels, and coffee's I can consume in an average workday.

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  • Grind Hard
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    Originally posted by bruto View Post
    If you have not figured out whether or not this ad is a spoof, check out the small print perks at the bottom...

    "Compensation: $7.25 an hour plus bagels, free coffee, electric lighting in work-area, chairs,"
    Thing is there "Coffee And Doughnuts" were touted as a perk at one of the places I applied to. $11.50 to setup, run and program two turret presses and maintain all tooling, along with a list of "other" responsibilities that would make your head SPIN. For a third of what I made before.

    Oh but hey! We don't offer medical insurance AT ALL -- instead we offer ALL our employees FREE COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS every morning! As many as you can eat!


    I think fact that this "company" is running Makerbots shows it's a spoof, as well as the fact that the SLS machine... unless it's an obsolete unsupported model it just doesn't exist.

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  • JoeLee
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    Don't believe anything you see posted on CL all they want to do is sell you Viagra!!

    JL..........................

    JL...............

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  • danlb
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    Originally posted by Grind Hard View Post
    Why would a major corporation recruit managers from there? Now that I read some of the posts here, I think I have an answer.

    You hunt where the game is, you fish where the fish are.

    It costs nothing for an HR department to set up an auto feed to Craigslist along with all the other job hunting sites.

    In the Silicon Valley area, a headhunter can make $20,000 for finding a good IT professional or manager. If you get just one candidate without that overhead it pays for all the time spent listing on craigslist and the like.

    Dan

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  • bruto
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    If you have not figured out whether or not this ad is a spoof, check out the small print perks at the bottom...

    "Compensation: $7.25 an hour plus bagels, free coffee, electric lighting in work-area, chairs,"

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  • Grind Hard
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    We went trough a period of "where the hell are we hiring these people from?!" Turns out the hiring manager was "scouting" local bars and hiring people who bought him drinks, no joke.

    I see quite a few oddly detailed high-end managerial positions posted on Cragslist, I always thought it odd that a company looking for someone with 30 years of alphabet soup qualifications, a very high end degree and offering a six-figure salary would post to Craigslist.

    Craigslist is know mostly for where you buy used tools, hook up with strange women and sell junk at ripoff prices. Why would a major corporation recruit managers from there? Now that I read some of the posts here, I think I have an answer.

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  • danlb
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    I to believe the ad is a spoof. If it is not, the position will never be filled.

    When I was at the phone company we were required to post all open positions. The number of job openings were frequently mentioned, job fairs were held etc. We had 4,000 openings in a company of 100,000 people. Open and transparent, right?

    I was looking to move up in the technical ranks, so I started digging through the job posting database. That's when I found the same job opening was usually offered 4 times, once for each technical rank. That's listing the same job for wildly different wages. On one case the same work could be done for $35,000 a year or $95,000 a year. It all depended on what rank the job applicant currently held, since the company policy was to not promote more than one rank at a time.

    Of the 4,000 postings, there were really only 1,115 unique jobs.

    Dan

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  • rmcphearson
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    About 10 years ago while unemployed I applied for a maintenance position for a dry cleaner chain. I was given a time and place for the "interview". I show up and find myself in a group of about 20 people, most of them applying for "presser" positions. Anyway, the "interview" was a lecture about how they don't tolerate stealing yada yada. Then this woman pulls out a plastic lapel pin and explains how if you stay with the company for 5 years you will be rewarded with one of these "very nice" pins. After 30 minutes she finally opens it up for questions. I was the only one with a question. Of course it was a very obscure, seldom considered perk that accompanies one of these three martini jobs: "Do you provide health insurance?" I got the feeling no one else in the room knew what I was talking about. Her answer was "Our managers get insurance. That's one of the incentives you all will have to move up in the company." I felt like sticking one of those very nice lapel pins up this bitch's ass for waisting my time.
    Last edited by rmcphearson; 12-12-2012, 12:57 PM.

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  • 2ManyHobbies
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    Some people/companies think specialized skill-sets fall out of trees and are therefore cheap. It is often an eye opener when you ask how much time and money a company would have to use to create that level of skill/certification/education for the next random stranger that walks in off the street.

    My personal favorite is job postings that require a length of experience with a given product or technology that is longer than the amount of time the product or technology has existed. Second to that is requiring certifications that do not exist.

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