Few things in life can be so fraught with irritations and indignities quite like seeking work. Whether it's a part-time job for college, a first “real” job, or trying to switch careers, there's going to be a veritable avalanche of bullsh*t to contend with. As much as interviews can be a real bugbear, getting to that stage in the first place is a whole other level of aggravation.
Job adverts are filled with phrases that range from the nonsensical (really, what exactly do they mean by a “ROCK STAR”?!) to the sneakily malicious ("competitive salary" - really?), this collection looks at what those incredibly annoying clichés really mean.
- Photo: Futurama / Fox1231 VOTES
'Work In A Fast-Paced Environment'
Really means: You'll effectively be doing the work of three people.
- 2217 VOTES
'You’ll Wear Many Hats'
Really means: You’re going to do the work of an entire department.
- Photo: Office Space / 20th Century Fox3177 VOTES
'We're Looking For A Self-Starter'
Really means: You're pretty much on your own, pal.
- 4207 VOTES
'Be Your Own Boss'
Really means: This is an MLM scam. Run. Run far away.
- Photo: Resident Evil 7 / Capcom5204 VOTES
'We're Like A Family Here'
Really means: You’ll be guilted into working unpaid overtime and never see your own family.
- 6182 VOTES
Really means: We’re looking to offer entry-level pay while still requiring five years of experience.