With The Great Resignation going strong, lots of people are looking for new jobs or just evaluating the culture at their current ones. Sometimes the signs it’s time to move on are obvious, other times, they’re much more subtle and a recent Reddit thread is here to help us identify them. It asks women to share red flags from employers and here’s what we should be looking out for at work.
- “‘We’re all like family here.’ But do not communicate with any previous ‘family members.’”
- “‘We have a very hands-off supervising style, and you'll have tons of independence and opportunity to build experience.’ Code for: ‘We're going to throw you off the deep end. Good luck figuring everything out yourself.’”
- “‘We work hard and we play hard.’ Translation: We work 60+ hour weeks and are all basically alcoholics.”
- “Any kind of buzzword in the job description that has nothing to do with the actual job. ie: Rockstar, ninja, wizard, badass, etc.”
- “This is not a 9-5 job”
- “Low starting pay, but ‘with an opportunity for fast advancement.’”
- “If they can't tell you the basic work responsibilities of the job, it's a huge red flag. It means they are a dumpster fire with no direction.”
- “I have noticed ones who say ‘good stress management skills’ and ‘self-motivated’ usually translate to this is a horrid job and we will do nothing to help you with your concerns, but expect you to still do a great job.
- “‘We have an excellent culture’ meaning they have a ping pong table in the break room and a broken massage chair.”
- “‘Works well in a fast paced and demanding environment.’ Code for - we will overwork and underpay you and be overly critical.”
- “‘We wear a lot of different hats here’ means ‘we want you to work 3 different jobs for the price of 1.’”
- “We can't meet your requested salary, but the overtime will more than make up for it.”