Commentators praised the anonymous candidate for calling the interviewer and explaining why “nobody wants to work anymore.”
The original poster (OP), known as u / acfreeman94, posted information about the incident on the Reddit “Antiwork” forum, where it received over 7,300 votes and 400 comments. The post can be found here.
“Nobody Wants to Work”
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, over 60 percent. of respondents said they quit their job in 2021 due to low wages.
Another 63 percent said they quit their job because they didn’t feel like a promotion, and 57 percent felt neglected at work. Almost half of the staff said childcare problems and a lack of flexibility contributed to their dropout.
Of those who quit, 33 percent said it was “very easy” to find a new job, and 61 percent said it was “fairly easy.”
More than half reported increases in wages in their new role, as well as greater opportunities for promotion and a better work-life balance.
“They blew up the interview”
In a post titled “He knocked an interview because“ nobody wants to work anymore, ”OP said he had an interview at the paper mill during the day off.
After a two-hour pitch, he turned to the OP and said: “It looks like nobody wants to work nowadays, which makes you want to work here.”
The OP said there were many other “red flags” such as a fire alarm due to dust in the air or the pay lie.
“The biggest one is that he lied about the salary in the job advertisement and only offered $ 18 an hour when I was actively working at a job that paid me $ 32 an hour,” the post reads. “So I put my hands up in my mind and just decided to refuel the interview.”
The OP asked the interviewer if he would do the job for $ 500,000 a year and he replied yes. The OP then asked if he thought more people would have been interviewed if the job had been traded for $ 500,000, and he said “probably”.
“So I say: it’s probably not that people don’t want to work in this job, but that people don’t want to do this job for the price,” we read in the post. “Honestly, he looked stunned and muttered” so I understand you’re not interested in this job? “
The OP replied that they would openly accept the job for $ 35 an hour, but the interviewer shook his head no.
“Basically, I gave him a high five and I expected to never contact him again,” the post reads. “But the guy has the nerve to call me a few days later and say he got approval from his boss to hire me for the full $ 20 an hour. I laughed, thanked him for the opportunity and said “no thanks.”
The post commented on over 400 users, many shared similar experiences and opinions.
“Nobody wants to be a wage slave these days,” commented one user.
“Working two jobs just to be poor is a real f*cking cheek,” commented another.
“They love to tout the virtues of capitalism until they can keep pace with the cost of labor. Then they blame the workers, ”commented another user. “If you can’t afford labor costs, the market throws you out of the market as it should.”
“If they could enslave you legally, they would do it by force,” commented another user.
“I had something similar a few years ago. The job was advertised as’ earning up to £ 2,000 a month ‘,’ commented one user. “I went to an interview and the guy started explaining how earnings work. You’re self-employed, your hourly wage is £ 0, and you earn on commission … then I got up and said, “stop kidding the kids of this job and don’t take me for an idiot.”
“I’ve been to a union paper mill for a while where ten years ago they were paying $ 24 / hour.” – commented one of the users. “Now that we know what could happen to the demand for toilet paper, it should be more than $ 50 an hour today.”
Newsweek contacted zu / acfreeman94 for comment.
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