Business Lingo explained
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
"JOIN OUR FAST-PACED TEAM"
We have no time to train you.
"CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE"
We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple
of the real daring guys wear earrings.
"MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED"
You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.
"SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED"
Some time each night and some time each weekend.
"DUTIES WILL VARY"
Anyone in the office can boss you around.
"MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL"
We have no quality control.
Female Applicants must be childless (and remain that way).
"APPLY IN PERSON"
If you're old, fat or ugly you'll be told the position has been filled.
"NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE"
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.
"SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE"
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.
"PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST"
You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.
"REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS"
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or
"GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS"
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and
"I'M EXTREMELY ADEPT AT ALL MANNER OF OFFICE ORGANISATION:"
I've used Microsoft Office.
"I'M HONEST, HARD-WORKING AND DEPENDABLE"
I pilfer office supplies.
"MY PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDES"
I hope you don't ask me about all the McJobs I've had.
"I TAKE PRIDE IN MY WORK"
I blame others for my mistakes.
I give lots of unsolicited personal advice to co-workers.
"I'M EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL"
I carry a Day-Timer.
"I AM ADAPTABLE"
I've changed jobs a lot.
"I AM ON THE GO"
I'm never at my desk.
"I'M HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED"
The minute I find a better job, I'm outta there.
"IR35 MEANS I MIGHT AS WELL SHUT MY COMPANY DOWN"
Can I have a pay rise
"I HAVE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATEST VERSION OF MS (insert application)
I read a review in a magazine last week
"ALL MY CONTRACTS HAVE LASTED 3 MONTHS BECAUSE I DID THE WORK SO
I'm useless but its easier to let the contract expire than sack me
"I GET ON WELL WITH PERMENANT EMPLOYEES"
I'll be down the pub a lot.
"NO I DON'T MIND THE 400 MILES COMMUTE"
Please give me job, I haven't worked for 6 months
"I DON'T GET PAID MUCH MORE THAN THE PERMENANT EMPLOYEES"
Yes I do. I just like patronizing poor people
"OH NO PROBLEM I CAN DO THAT"
I know where the online Help files are