Recently I went for a job interview for an internal posting with my current employer. Some of the questions asked and job duties were a bit sketchy to me. I kept looking around the room to see if there were cameras posted because it felt like episode of Candid Camera (or Punk'ed for you youngins). Some of the things mentioned were:
1. We need someone with a can-do spirit, someone who will get the job done without much question. For instance, if an employee brought a child to work you may be asked you to sit with the child briefly.
2. The boss maintains that you be involved in charitable activities during work hours, this would involve bake sales, raffles etc. This may require you to work overtime if needed. He would also expect you to be involved in charitable activites outside of work as well.
3. If you are needed to stay overtime for work or possibly come into work on a Saturday, do not expect to be paid for it. The boss feels that everyone has a job they must do and if overtime is needed, so be it. He will so "generously" let you go home an hour early the following day as a way of saying "thank you" for putting in extra time.
By the end of the interview I was in a state of shock. Keep in mind this is an CAPITAL INVESTMENT SECTOR FOR A MAJOR BANK.... bake sales, charity, babysitting has nothing to do with this line of business. Needless to say, I'm still searching for a new position. No thank you, slavery ended many years ago.
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