Behka’s Enquiring Minds: Turning Down Jobs [SURVEY]
Every now and then, you might think about switching jobs. Maybe you're going to go with a new company, or maybe a new position in your company. Either way, it pays to be a little selective before you accept a new offer. According to "Fortune" magazine, companies use buzzwords in job ads so you won't know how miserable it is to work there . . . until it's too late. Here are five phrases to watch out for:
#1.) Detail-oriented: It means you'll be working for control freaks, and they'll scrutinize everything you do.
#2.) Team player: It means they'll expect you to take a lot of crap and do whatever you're asked, for the good of the team.
#3.) Self-starter: They're not going to give you any direction, and you'll have to figure it out on your own.
#4.) Self-motivated or Results-oriented: That means it's probably a sales job, and you'll have to push yourself to get paid on commission.
#5.) Fast-paced work environment: Get ready to deal with a never-ending string of emergencies.
So maybe if you see some of those "buzzwords", you might wanna think twice.
What are some strange reasons you’ve had for NOT taking a job? Ex-boyfriend work there? You have to wear a suit? You could only be paid in pesos? There must be some really strange reasons out there. Talk about any odd experiences you’ve had with a job you didn’t take (or did, but quickly realized something was amiss with the company), or just any reason you turned a job down.