Found in an employment ad.

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  1. silentpoet

    silentpoet

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    Found the following gem on job posting. It is very possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read.
     
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    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    A gret sign that the company is one to avoid, I think.
     

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    jpa CLM

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    Reading between the lines I see "We're looking for applicants who have a pulse and are functionally literate. That is all."
     
  4. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    The person who wrote that ad is way too paranoid that he/she doesn't sound smart enough in normal conversation.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Translated:

    We will accept common sense real world learning over book learning (college boys), unless college grads are willing to work cheap enough.
     
  7. NW-Warlord

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    A lot of jobs I have looked at have said something similar to that. It makes sense, most jobs I qualify for require a degree in electrical engineering, but I have 8 years operational experience so the degree is no longer required.
     
  8. CitizenOfDreams

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    I had to read the quote three times to get an idea of what the employer was trying to say. Kinda like a Japanese instruction manual.
     
  9. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Whew! Thought I was the only one.
     
  10. CitizenOfDreams

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    You know what's scary? For some people out there, abracadabra like that is the native language. :shocked: "Hi honey, is your combination of relevant abilities providing a qualifying experience today?"
     
  11. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    +1

    Also they have to make sure it's worded so in no way can it be considered discriminatory or non-PC.
     
  12. Retseh

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    Sounds like an Indian call center add - except they are all graduates.......
     
  13. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    In other words, If you can wake up and find the office your hired.