When you’re interviewing or starting a new job, and you notice something toxic or worrisome, it's probably time to run for the hills and continue the job search.
M. Sosa wisely said, “One thing I learned a long time ago was to never ignore the red flags in the beginning, or they’ll be the same reason it all ends."
We asked the Jobcase Community about red flags they’ve witnessed during interviews and at a new workplace. Keep a lookout for these 14 signals that show individuals or a business treating people poorly.
Unclear pay rate
Dancing around the salary by trying to sell you on Bonus Potential...
Smells like a scam
Someone that hires you immediately without needing any more information about your history or experience. Companies that say they're going to mail you your first salary right away. What??
"We're a family here"
If they say we’re a family here at the company run
Not paying for overtime?
"Can you work overtime with no pay"
The Interviewer that’s completely unprepared and unorganized.
Lack of care
The interviewer was 20 minutes late, and on their phone texting like wow, I see why they're needing employees
My old boss right in the interview told me he was planning to fire a sales person and was complaining about them to me. I took the job anyway. 7 months later i quit.
Do what I say, not what I do
Red flag was the boss came in two hours late every single day but if you were late even once he'd write you up.
Being told “if it comes down between you or me, I will throw you under the bus”. 😬
I was told at an interview, "Now, this is off the record, but there are some really nice people that work here and some really mean people that work here." When I asked, "Who are the mean people?" She said, "Oh I can't say, you'll find out soon enough."
Huge turn over rate because the executives pass the buck and don't do their own jobs, Call them Cattle Companies because they herd you in one door and herd out the other one
Constantly having people leave. Constantly hiring people. No real training structure for new hires.
No leadership contributions
When the person who is right above you is getting paid a full day for nothing - and just sits around and looks at what you’re doing - quit then
Having the interviewer talking about disciplining. "You will be working for_______, but I handle the discipline."
The training one is what I am dealing with right now. Can't wait to leave. I've been in this chair for 2 years now and the chair next to me had 7 people in it. Holy turnover!
Yes! Quite of few of these happened to me just this week!
While owning and operating a small business, I paid people well and some still took advantage of me. I would be a good hire because I understand the other side of the business world.
SO TRUE I have experienced this
Loved reading all of these quotes!! I giggled quite a few times haha. VERY relatable!