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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBroadband
    You really must want to work hard. If you are looking for a "work-life balance" or just an 8-to-5 position, please don't apply. There is huge opportunity for growth here, but you will have to earn it.
    No MyBroadband. Work-life balance is ESSENTIAL to a happy hard-working employee. Good luck in finding a sucker who is good enough according to your standards AND is willing to be emotionally unhappy and unfulfilled as a human being because of your demand. Maybe up the pay to R100 000 / month to make it worthwhile for someone to give up their life for you. You don't want an employee, you want a slave.

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    agree - if you are not happy in a job - you're wasting your life away
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    Quote Originally Posted by envo View Post
    No MyBroadband. Work-life balance is ESSENTIAL to a happy hard-working employee. Good luck in finding a sucker who is good enough according to your standards AND is willing to be emotionally unhappy and unfulfilled as a human being because of your demand. Maybe up the pay to R100 000 / month to make it worthwhile for someone to give up their life for you. You don't want an employee, you want a slave.
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    Yea MyBB wtf ?!?!?!

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    I also don't like that kind of thing.

    One, it is an outdated way of thinking. Employees that are motivated and rested are more creative and productive. Multiple studies have shown that, when employees get tired, productivity drops off a cliff. You are just wasting time.

    This is why people often have flashes of inspiration for how to solve a problem while sleeping.

    Two, I am guessing that the remuneration does not match the expectations for work time.

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    at least they are being open in saying that they are going to work you like a pig.
    If you apply then you know what you are in for

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntax View Post
    at least they are being open in saying that they are going to work you like a pig.
    If you apply then you know what you are in for

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntax View Post
    at least they are being open in saying that they are going to work you like a pig.
    If you apply then you know what you are in for
    No usually they glare at you disapprovingly when you leave at 5:05.

    EDIT: Oh and don't bother telling them you got in at 6AM that day. Doesn't count.

    PS I do not work for a company like this at the moment but I have had the pleasure.

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    You really must want to work hard. If you are looking for a "work-life balance" or just an 8-to-5 position Snowflakes, please don't apply. There is huge opportunity for growth here, but you will have to earn it.
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    I summarised that advert as "intern"

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    /facepalm myBB

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    Hmmm...

    Although I agree with OP's sentiments in principle, I wonder if it is more of the case that applicants who specifically state those things are generally the type who want more life than work in their balance? I've never even thought of saying that in an interview or on CV

    They're probably not looking for a mindless drone who is just there to show up and leave on the clock but rather a more conscientious individual who doesn't need to be micro-managed. The "scary" advert just filters out anyone put off by hard work.

    /devils advocate off

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