If You're Wondering Why "No One Wants To Work Anymore," These 29 Nightmarish Job Listings Might Explain It For You
Maybe people would come into work if you paid a living wage.
COVID is by no means over, but many people have had their unemployment benefits cut short or been forced to return to an office. Surprisingly (sarcasm), some employers have struggled to get employees to come back to work, or recruit new ones, leading to the oft-repeated "nobody wants to work."
Minimum wage, part-time positions have been especially impacted, as many people can't afford to live off these salaries and still do not want to risk their health. Instead of increasing health and safety protocols, wages, and benefits, many companies have taken up this "no one wants to work" phrase.
It's all, essentially, a way to deflect responsibility to workers rather than companies that won't raise their wages even in the face of worsening conditions and inflation. It's also largely a myth, and many people are finding it's still difficult to find a good job. Ghosting, withholding salary information until late in the game, and job offers far below someone's qualifications are common.
Basically, it's hard out there! And to prove it, we've gathered some utterly horrible job descriptions that offer dirt pay (sometimes below minimum wage) for roles that encompass multiple jobs, but don't offer multiple salaries.
This marketing job description required being able to lift 50 lbs, work tools, and run(/crawl???) for up to eight hours. I'm starting to think this is not a marketing job.
If a job description calls things like PTO "touchy feely"...run.
This job description advertises signing you up for their MLM (which, of course, will probably be almost impossible to cancel) as a "perk."
This Los Angeles-based job wanted someone up-to-date on local laws despite paying lower than LA's legal minimum wage of $15.
This job advertised the fact that the last person was fired for "poor performance" (which definitely had nothing to do with a lack of training or large workload on the part of the company).
These physical requirements were downright creepy.
This job required you giving 100% at all times and started off by threatening potential employees about faking sick. (Great first impression for a company so focused on first impressions!)
And this job description also had a lot of cringey pop culture references.
This job, that pays potentially as low as $20/hour, literally requires 25 years of relevant experience.
This minimum wage job expected that you should be doing unpaid work outside of work hours.
so you're the receptionist. and the sales department. and the housekeeper. and a shill during your free time. because when you work at a "spa-like" California plastic surgery office, you should expect minimum wage, abstract job descriptions, and unpaid labor -- and MAYBE you'll get full-time. from antiwork