i look for jobs every single day. all kinds of jobs, in all sorts of locations. i'm still being picky a bit, to the extent that i'm not applying for just anything... i'm applying for types of jobs that i think would actually interest me and that i'd enjoy being a part of. things like working for photographers. and psychics. no really. i totally applied for a job working with a psychic.
anyway... i can't tell you how infuriating it is to come across job postings for things like "executive assistant" and then you read the job description and they are clearly wanting an experienced and seasoned exec assistant who has years upon years of experience assisting high level execs. and then you scroll down to the pay and it says some bullshit like $10 dollars an hour. and it takes everything in me to not respond to the ad and ask them what the fuck their problem is. because who in their right mind looks for an EXECUTIVE (not administrative) assistant with YEARS of experience and then offers them a pay range that is basically like spitting on them?!?!? it's disgusting to me. and completely offensive.
not to mention the fact that $10 dollars an hour is LESS than i make on unemployment. and it's barely more than minimum wage. no one in california can live off of $10 dollars an hour as a grown up. see, i'm a grown up and i need grown up money.
i just don't understand what companies are thinking. and it's not just one listing i've seen. it's been multiple. also the listings for jobs where the responsibilities and job duties you'll have are almost a full page lenth long in list form... and once again, pay range is $10 bucks an hour.
are places doing this right now because people are desperate so they know they can offer no money, but still get quality workers? or are they not getting quality workers? because i'm a complete and total quality and amazing employee who does a fan-fucking-tastic job, but you won't find me at this point in my unemployment even entertaining a job offer that pays $10 bucks an hour. or $12. i'm not in the business of fucking myself. and i'm sure if i was, i'd make a hell of a lot more money.
i just think that if you're looking for quality employees who are knee deep in their careers already, you should pay them what they're worth. pay them for the experience that you're requiring they have. otherwise, you need to advertise for entry level positions and then pay them crappy entry level wages.
i just think it's crappy. and rude. and freaking offensive. at least to me it is.