This candidate came across a job posting with one of the most ruthless and unrealistic requirements ever and it has fellow young adults cackling at the job market.
Many people are complaining that the job market is getting bad and one may think that the cause for complaints is due to lack of jobs. While that is a concerning cause, there are many reasons why it is a bizarre adventure trying to find a job in today’s scenario. With unrealistic expectations, excess requirement of skills and knowledge, meager pay and unusual conditions, many young adults are finding themselves in a fix when it comes to acquiring a stable and genuine job. A woman named @sydhorse shared a video on TikTok revealing one of the most ridiculous job posts she came across. As she was casually browsing, the woman revealed a weird expectation highlighted under the job post.
“Just saw a job posting that said, ‘Not ideal for someone with outside responsibilities.’” the woman wrote in the text overlay. While the statement seemed confusing, she had no choice but to make a presumption that “outside responsibility” referred to a person having any other obligations. “Assuming they mean kids, second jobs, etc.” the woman added. The company was trying to let candidates know that they wanted someone whose life solely revolves around work and who has no other commitments, irrespective of what they are. “I am almost 90% sure they can’t say that,” the woman said, dumbfounded at such an unusual expectation. Job companies today have unreal demands where they expect employees to have beyond the best skills and be willing to put not just their sweat but their blood and sweat into working their jobs.
In the case of this post, the employer already ruled out even the thought of having a work-life balance and it is beyond ruthless to be posting such requirements and taking advantage of the desperate need for employment among young adults. The woman revealed in the caption, “It was salaried and borderline entry-level… What is happening?” With over 800 comments, people were confused about whether they should laugh or be fuming at the atrocities companies are resorting to. @fuklasagna said, “They expect you to eat, breathe and sleep the job and then pay you $16 an hour.” @iamkatiebord suggested going one step ahead of laughing or fuming and said, “If they post such illegal requirements, go ahead with the process and when they don’t hire you, sue them.”
Many people vented about how job postings demand a bachelor’s and master’s degree from candidates only to pay between $10 and $20 an hour. Other people shared the wild postings they had come across and it’s surely worth cackling. @girlypinksweet said, “During an interview, I got asked whether me and my family were healthy because they didn’t want me taking time off.” @unicornycorncorn said, “I saw a post that read, ‘Looking for a male applicant with a flexible schedule,’ these job postings have me reporting more than applying. It’s trenches out there.” @erniep sarcastically said, “I like this. They’re telling you they take advantage of employees at the start.” @kellykelbe hit the nail on the head and said, “They’ll be like 9-5 but must be available at night, drawing weekends for $15 an hour.”