What the job applicant sees for our job posting:
Pays: $9 to $10/hr.
What was received in response to above posting:
Position Desired: Full-time
Salary Desired: $13/hr.
What does evilcatbert see? Someone without the experience we requested for this job emails us that he wants more money than we are willing to pay and expects benefits that this position doesn't include.
Even if you don't think I mean what I say, I will always listen to what you tell me and the meaning in this case is very clear - this applicant would not be happy in the job I actually have so he needs to find the job he actually wants somewhere else.
Job postings are not like Amazon wishlists (full of a lot of stuff we'd all like to have but don't really expect to get). So do yourself a favor by reading them carefully and respecting what they tell you if you truly want to be taken seriously by people on the other end of your too often unanswered emails.
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