Employers Using "Creative" Word Manipulation: We Make Anything Sound Good

I could not pass by on this one without posting it. I won't name the employer, but I will quote a portion of their online job posting. It's a 24/7 hour(which the employer deems as "high stress") call center operation (yes, we still have some of those left here in ChinIndiMexiAmerica) where employees must be willing to work any of those 24/7 hours, including long hours and overtime when necessary. All for a whopping ten bucks an hour. Woohoo!

"...our employees are empowered to do whatever it takes to deliver world-class service..."

Let's speak Nina-speak for a moment, shall we. Empowered? How about enslaved to do as we say or else.

I don't know about you, but no amount of "empowering" could encourage me to work those kinds of hours, and at such a low pay to boot.

As I read this, I could only imagine IV lines hooked up to espresso machines then into the arms of employees.

They also claim people, including employees, matter most.

Do I really need to even address that one?

Nah. Didn't think so.

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