With many workplaces perpetrating toxic and inhuman practices, it is crucial that we be smart about where we choose to work and take note of any red flags right from the interview stage.
Sometimes when one goes in for a job interview, they’re offered the position immediately and asked to join as soon as possible. One may feel this is a sign that the employer was very impressed with what they brought to the table and is eager to work with them. However, according to many social media users, this could be a red flag in plain sight. TikTok user @dasilvadakid recently shared a video in which she explains why she believes that being hired on the spot is a big red flag. In her short clip, Dasilva says: “You didn’t hear [it] from me but if y’all go for a job interview and they hire you on the spot, pack your loads and run for your life.”
"You're in for a doozy woozy,” she added, indicating that the job environment is bound to be hectic and stressful. The caption of her video emphasized this further as it reads: “They're gonna drain every drop of life from you.” Dasilva highlighted that employers who hire employees on the spot and ask them to immediately begin are in all likeliness, desperate—and for good reason.
This could be a sign that the workload is probably much higher than it should be and that the company does not have the best interest of its employees in mind. Around 80k people viewed and shared the video and couldn’t help but agree with the straightforward truth. With over 500 comments, several users shared their personal experiences and opinions on the matter.
@neekes2 said, “I had to learn the hard way that being hired on the spot is never a good thing.” @wildxargent83 said, “I’ve learned my lesson.” @beahiv said, “I was hired the same day and started work on the same day. The woozy doozy was insane.” @kaelon_eunoia0 said, “I was training during my interview. I was so delusional I thought it was because I made a good impression.” @alcatrazbunny said, “When my first job hired me on the spot, I was so excited but then I left and vowed never to go back again.”
With several employees quitting toxic workplaces to take a stand for themselves, employers try all tricks to lure candidates and make them feel comfortable. It is only after being hired and having signed the contract that their true colors are revealed. This is a crucial reason why one must be careful during the interview process. In a similar instance, a candidate shared how the management manipulated her during the interview, leading her to believe that the role might be perfect for her. An individual named Vanessa (@aquiggotini) shared a video on TikTok explaining how she had a final interview with a company after she had been interacting with them for an entire month.
Vanessa shared that the incentives and description of the company sounded “really good.” She also mentioned that the work environment seemed comfortable and that the product she was to work with also seemed okay. She then revealed a deal-sealer incentive the company had: “They had a 4-day work week. I was like ‘Oh, that’s progressive.’” However, to her surprise the 4-day work week which she assumed to be an incentive turned out to be toxic. The management told her in the final round, “You’d be working a 4-day work week which is 12.5 hours a day because we expect you to work 50 hours in the week.” Flabbergasted by the company’s manipulation, she said, “Then don’t even state that as a benefit.”