And tons of people replied with signs to look out for while on the hunt, so here are the most eye-opening responses:
1."If you get hired the same day, even if it's over the phone later on, it tends to suggest a high turnover of employees and means (no offense) that their standards aren't that high or high enough to keep interviewing."
8."When they use the phrase 'We wear a lot of hats.' That just means the job is not defined and you will have no direction or ability to say no. They will try to get the most out of you before you decide to quit."
13."Any time you are interacting with a group of people at a potential employer and the 'boss' is talking, check out everyone else in the room. If they are looking down and trying to act like they aren't there, that's a huge red flag. The boss is either extremely dominating and won't accept any opinion from anyone who contradicts their own, or they habitually fuck up and they are perpetually embarrassed for them."
14."When the interviewer complains about their current staff, it's a concern to me. If someone is going to air their dirty laundry when you first meet them, they are almost certainly a dramatic manager."
17."If they do more talking about themselves than asking you questions. They don't care to find out about you but want to convince you how wonderful they are and how you'd be lucky to join them. Therein lies the way of madness."
18."If your questions aren't really answered. For example, if you ask about hours, flexibility for appointments, lunch, etc. and you are told that as a salaried person you aren't tracked but, 'Oh by the way, you need to tell your superior and three others when you arrive, where you are, when you leave, etc.' RUN AWAY. Micromanager ahoy."
19.And finally, "If there are lots of passive-aggressive signs everywhere. Handwritten is worse, but typed is bad too. Examples are like: 'Don't put dishes in this part of the sink!,' 'Don't leave this door open!,' and 'Don't leave the X out when not using!'"