Cynthia Watkins
12 months ago
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HAVE WORKED IN NON PROFITS, STATE GOVERNMENT, HUMAN SERVICES, CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Since when did "benefits" become a word that potential employers hate to hear, and make negative assumptions about? I have interviewed with potential employers who clearly stated in their job descriptions that they do not provide "benefits", and have been asked if I am "okay with that", and I say "yes, I have secured my own benefits" (otherwise I wouldn't have applied for the job). Most assume (without asking), that people who aren't working and have "benefits" are "milking the system", and they often get very defensive. Has anyone else had this very strange experience?

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Elyssa Duncan
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Hi Cynthia Watkins ! I personally have never experienced this, but I'm sure there are other Jobcase members who have.

It seems silly that they are asking this question, but I'm sure there are candidates who have gotten to that point and still been taken back by "not receiving any benefits."

I'm sorry that you've been dealing with this! I hope you find an amazing role very soon!

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