Where's the Gift of Fear for the workplace?
October 25, 2012 12:59 PM Subscribe
What did you first notice about your supervisor, coworkers, subordinates, or office environment when you were about to take a job that turned out to be a negative experience?
posted by ziggly to Work & Money (69 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
I believe I have suppressed some gut-level reactions when unwisely accepting employment offers. What were some things you noticed when you were about to make a similarly poor decision?
-Mistaking desperation for enthusiasm
-Thinking I'd fit into a non-diverse workforce (i.e. single-sex, everyone else is significantly older, etc.)
-Overlooking some minor boundary invasion (i.e., the hiring manager called references before being provided a list or given explicit permission)
What did you notice? Has that guided you when you accepted jobs in the future?