in reply to Biggest clue you don't want the job you're offered
Work Environment all the way, though I can see tie ins to
the other choices.
Is their flex time "Be here by 8am, 1 hour lunch, and you can take
off at anytime after 5pm"? or is it actual flex time?
What are the politics like? Do people seem to be in fear of
something? Are they happy?
I think dws's question about
book buying is brilliant. It shows how they act in
other areas as well. I had to write a five page
report on why the company needed large capacity backup once.
Bottom line: Pay $10/hr to pay someone to stuff tapes
~$300/week or pay $1000 dollars for a backup that would
work everynight. I don't know why I stayed there as long
as I did...
These companies tend to overspend money
at the last minute, but not when it can save money in the
Cube farms: I really truly hate them. It's not the
noise factor as much as t might just be
me being paranoid, but I can't stand having people walk up
behind me and wait for me to notice them. Or loudly say
"Hey!" and get offended when you wheel around like a mad
Vacation time: I'm sick of the standard two week
arrangement. I'm actually on a quest to get a decent
wage and decent vacation. (My last job died due to
complaints that I took too much time off. Of course
I had given them when I'd be gone before being hired...)
Hours: I've done the jobs where heroic measures are
rewarded. "You worked over Xmas break? here's a
crisp $100 bill!" It's rarely worth it. When the whole
company is like that, why would they want to hire more
people to get everyone down to 40 hour weeks?