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Θέμα: How to read a JobMart ad



(nil): doufexi ioanna (doufexi(@)students.uiuc.edu)
Ημερομηνία: Τετ 31 Ιαν 1996 - 18:09:34 EET

> HOW TO READ A JOBMART AD
>
> What it says
> (What it means)
>
> "Salary $23,500-$36,200 annually"
> (Salary $23,500 annually.)
>
> "Salary $23,500-$36,200 annually, commensurate with experience"
> (Salary $23,500 annually.)
>
> "West Virginia," "Mississippi" or "Arkansas" appear anywhere in the ad
> (Salary $16,500 annually.)
>
> "The [name] area has a low cost of living ..."
> (The [city] area is an economically depressed region ...)
>
> "Located in a rapidly growing area..."
> (A Wal-Mart was just built on the bypass.)
>
> "Excellent benefits package"
> (Locals say that eating the red clay soil cures all sorts of
> illnesses.)
>
> "Entry-level position"
> (You will be the whipping post for any controversial actions taken
X> by the Planning Department.)
>
> "Bachelors degree required"
> (The person we will ultimately hire will have a Master's degree from
> a prestigous school, AICP certification, and five years of experience
> in a senior planner level position.)
>
> "A region known for its excellent outdoors recreation opportunities"
> (There's nothing to do in town.)
>
> "Casual work environment"
> (Planning director occasionally shows up for work.)
>
> "Named an All-America City three times"
> (What place hasn't?)
>
> "Progressive municipal government"
> (One of the city councillors likes alternative rock.)
>
> "Leading-edge GIS technology"
> (Department's only computer, a ten year old 8088-based PC, has Sim
> City Classic.)
>
> "EOE - Women, minorities, and physically disabled encouraged to apply."
> (We got some bad PR for hiring too many white males last year.)
>


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