Yes, I would like to be paid

Salary is not a perk

 

Today I want to talk to you about job postings… or more one I saw in particular for a travel company. It was a position to help people booking their travel, essentially like a travel agent, but the job could be done remotely.

All in all, it sounded like a good position… until I got into the details.
The perks of the job were listed as exposure to cultures, young and passionate entrepreneurs, remote working, and a start up salary. Much as I spotted some contradictions in the first few pointers, it was the last one that really irritated me. I do not think that a salary should be a perk. You should be paid for working, that’s not a benefit it’s the reason that you do it. Since no details were given about the salary there was no reason to believe that there was something special about it. It wasn’t a perk!

Reading the comments below the listing it put people off applying for the job because it was badly worded. This is why someone needs to proof read adverts such as this one to stop errors affecting potential employees. Plus, I think if a company wants to stand out they would be much better off posting an informative video from an employee talking about the job… the good points and the bad! That would be much more appealing, I’m sure.

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