Maybe they’re just counting on the fact that they’ll be able to keep the charade going for just long enough to ensure they have the job seeker in their clutches. Once that job seeker is now trapped as an “employee,” they will be reluctant to leave and enter the job market once more — they’re counting on beating that new employee down (as they have all of their other employees) to keep them from even considering the fact that there might be something better out there.
This is how I imagine it going in my head when I read these stories, but — as Hanlon’s razor suggests: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
via Andrew Neel
These hiring managers and recruiters aren’t out to turn the world into their dark and twisted image like some epic fantasy villain — no, their job is just to fill as many other jobs as possible. It may be that there’s some bonus attached to the number of jobs they fill, but otherwise, this is just another person doing another job who has a stupid disregard for the hassle they’re causing others so that they can keep putting food on the table.
Anyways, yeah, there has been no shortage of stories like this lately. It seems that these recruiters have discovered the “hook” of advertising a position as WFH, and are just hoping job seekers and new hires will quietly resign to their new reality once the veil of deceit is lifted.
Keep reading for this thread, as it was posted to Reddit’s r/antiwork subreddit by Redditor u/PatrickStar68. For more like this, check out this worker who quit when their boss called them replaceable and demanded that they come in on their day off.