Category Archives: Rock Stars, Ninjas and Gurus

You Lost Me At “Leotard”

Have you ever found yourself halfway through a sentence, one that you were actually in the middle of speaking aloud to friends or colleagues, and suddenly thought: “Oh dear. Something has gone terribly wrong here. What have I gotten myself … Continue reading

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You Flatter Yourself, Sir

Sales Ninja

Another current fad in horrible job listings? The “reverse-psychology” angle. “Hey, let’s make this job sound as awful as possible… talk about low pay and hard work and super long hours and suggest that basically nobody could do this job, … Continue reading

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You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

It's such a fine line between stupid and clever...

‘Rock Star’ is perhaps the most abused phrase in the history of job listings. Nobody should be looking for a “rock star” accountant, HR recruiter or janitor. Whoever is posting these jobs is grossly misinformed as to the nature of … Continue reading

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