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I hate stuff like this because it means very different things to different people. Your boss texted you at 6pm? F that. Not putting in your 40 hours though is a little different. I love all the pro corporation, anti-labor propaganda though. Basically saying you need to go above and beyond what you're paid for.

This is what I mean about the rich and powerful controlling the narrative. You'll never, ever see a story about toxic workplaces though.
 

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The other problem is this is a "trend dominating tic toc and social media". We need actual stats on things like this. Is this even a problem, or just a trend that scares employers? This is where facts > narratives. I highly doubt that a big chunk of people just started coasting. Chances are, they already were.

This applies to any political or other topic.

Also, isn't it a bosses job to know what kind of output employees are producing? I'm not saying micromanage, but a manager should be prioritizing and monitoring tasks. I've worked my butt off at work and I've screwed around entire days. Usually the latter happens when I'm just getting piled on with no real goal in sight. Being 100% honest, slacking off all day makes the day drag. I'd rather be doing something useful to pass the time. However if my boss has me writing TPS reports in triplicate for no reason, I'm going to put in the minimum.

If you have one lazy employee, you have a lazy employee. If you have an entire department mailing it in, you have terrible management.

Sorry, Labor Day rant. Unions are overall a good thing. The rich love to push their narratives on us.
 

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I really hope this takes off nationally. As someone who has a job but is looking to move up, it is so annoying to see so many jobs with no salary listed.

Honestly too I don't apply for a lot of jobs simply because I don't want to waste my time. I figure if the salary was so great, why not post it?
 

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I really hope this takes off nationally. As someone who has a job but is looking to move up, it is so annoying to see so many jobs with no salary listed.

Honestly too I don't apply for a lot of jobs simply because I don't want to waste my time. I figure if the salary was so great, why not post it?


Yeah lot's of times I wind up Google searching the job for what it pays. Sometimes I get the specific company or sometimes I just get the typical pay for whatever work it is.
 

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I really hope this takes off nationally. As someone who has a job but is looking to move up, it is so annoying to see so many jobs with no salary listed.

Honestly too I don't apply for a lot of jobs simply because I don't want to waste my time. I figure if the salary was so great, why not post it?
It’s normal here. Some don’t, but most do.
 
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Maybe it is an IT thing, but job postings are super short and vague. It is usually something like "utilize technology to synergize with blah blah". They don't even know what they need, they just need help. Well, how much are you willing to pay for that help?
 

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Maybe it is an IT thing, but job postings are super short and vague. It is usually something like "utilize technology to synergize with blah blah". They don't even know what they need, they just need help. Well, how much are you willing to pay for that help?
So they can make you so far above what he job should entail.
 

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Maybe it is an IT thing, but job postings are super short and vague. It is usually something like "utilize technology to synergize with blah blah". They don't even know what they need, they just need help. Well, how much are you willing to pay for that help?


Sometimes what I see is a long write up about the history and founding of the company and or they're work culture and barely a paragraph about the daily job tasks.

Often wonder how much of the economy regarding job hiring is bogged down by clueless HR people recruiting for fields they don't understand and wind up writing vague job postings.
 

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Probably not a good sign of things to come.



That's too bad, the gaming space seems to be in need of talent everywhere though so hopefully the people from the xbox team that were laid off find something quickly.
 
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