Sunday, May 29, 2005

Blog reader PUSHES BACK ON CORPORATE AMERICA: Email to companies that lowball

This is an email that we got from someone who wrote a note to an employer who posted an ad on This employer wants to pay $10.00 AN HOUR!!! How much more pathetic does it get??? I've enclosed the post and the job posting by the employer.

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Email to companies that lowball
The last 5 years, I've read and heard enough from friends, and experienced myself how hiring managers want to pay sweatshop rate but want to find the "best fit" - well qualified workers who're willing to be lowballed and work like a dog. It really makes me sick. Anyway, I just emailed to the address on the above ad and gave them my thoughts. (I used "pathetic", "lowballing" and "bad reputation"...) On second thought, giving feedback to those HR rep is probably useless.... I was thinking those of us who feel strongly about this offensive employment practice should write to their CEO and VP of HR. Your thoughts?

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Data Analysis Specialist (mountain view)
Reply to: jobs@trovix.comDate: 2005-05-26, 4:58PM PDTPart time or Full time Temporary position (Summer) Trovix, Inc. is developing next generation search agent technology, initially being used to help companies recruit the best talent available.

Trovix technologies are based on many years of research and development at MIT. We are backed by top-tier venture capital firms and Stanford University Specific experience is not required but we are looking for a bright, computer literate, quick learner to work in our fast paced software startup company.

You must be comfortable working within an environment of highly educated and motivated individuals. We will provide the specific training necessary to accomplish the tasks required of this position. We are an innovative company with a fun, team-oriented environment.

This position will report into the Quality Assurance department and will be primarily focused on helping to build test cases and improve the quality of the Trovix Recruit application.

Job Role: • Work with internal engineers and staff to help create a master knowledgebase of industry terms. • Work on developing a set of candidate test data to run automated regression tests against in order to ensure high quality product releases • Using information provided, manually create test case data sets for candidate resumes and job descriptions • Evaluate and review candidate resumes to help identify software product problems and improve overall search result quality Location: • Mountain View • Shuttle’s are available from local CalTrain / Light rail train stations
Compensation: $10 per hour (plus productivity bonuses)
This is a part-time job.

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