Picture a job ad: skilled, bilingual manager with higher education diploma and 5 years of previous experience wanted. Well, you may expect this solid role would be well-paid, but in the world of Choosing Beggars this is not the case.

In fact, more and more employers are looking for workers with impressive resumes and a set of ludicrous requirements, only to offer them pennies in return. Thanks to the subreddit Choosing Beggars that is notorious for calling out greedy and delusional people like this, we have a lot of real-life cases to look at. From a church that expects 10% of their employee's pay back to a company that’s looking for a bilingual manager to take charge of a team for $8 an hour, some of the job ads are hard to believe.

Also, scroll down for our interview with Dawn Moss, the founder of “Your Interview Coach,” who has been helping both candidates and hiring managers through the recruitment and selection process since 2013. She happily shared insights into the job market today and explained why some employers have such high requirements for little salaries. Dawn also has some tips on what to do if you ever receive a delusional offer!

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Sister Sent Me This... She Was Blocked Immediately After

Sister Sent Me This... She Was Blocked Immediately After

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MadamGreenIce
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7 months ago

I'm going to be unpopular by saying this. If you can't afford a kid, don't have several of them. There's no easy kid and certainly not the plural version. For sure it's not a reason not to pay the nanny.

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To find out what an expert has to say about high expectations and low salaries offered in the job market, Bored Panda spoke with Dawn Moss. “I've worked with hundreds of hiring managers in lots of different disciplines and this is one of the common situations; low salary and high expectations for the job,” she said. “To be fair to all the hiring managers out there, they are often given a budget and want to get as much as they can with the money they have!”

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You Better Be Reliable And On Time For This Incredibly Below Minimum Wage Job!

You Better Be Reliable And On Time For This Incredibly Below Minimum Wage Job!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

Read the first line as "In need of a babysitter from 12PM - 7 PM, Motherfückers.

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#3

Job Ad: Caretaker Work For Free! No Wage! Bonus Power, Water And Bathroom Access!

Job Ad: Caretaker Work For Free! No Wage! Bonus Power, Water And Bathroom Access!

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 months ago

This is not a job but rather an ad looking for a volunteer. One cannot survive doing such.

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#4

Maybe You Wouldn't Be On The Third Nanny If You Paid More Than $10/Hr?

Maybe You Wouldn't Be On The Third Nanny If You Paid More Than $10/Hr?

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Nathaniel
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7 months ago

"Serious inquiries only." Serious offers only.

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Dawn also explained that it won't be a surprise to most people that the workplace has gone through massive changes recently. “It means employers are looking for individuals with more technical and behavioral competencies,” she said and added that “the workplace was changing fast even before the pandemic, environmental considerations, technology, big data, AI, political influences, social demographics, the list goes on.”

#5

Trump Lovers Must Apply!

Trump Lovers Must Apply!

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william mcgloin
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7 months ago

Only losers need apply. Funny way to put it though.

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#6

Best Job Ever

Best Job Ever

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Tweaked
Community Member
7 months ago

I often find myself not looking for a paycheck each week.

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#7

$8-9/Hr, Manager, Urgently Hiring, On Call, Weekends, English And Spanish, Drivers License, And A Positive Attitude Required For Consideration!

$8-9/Hr, Manager, Urgently Hiring, On Call, Weekends, English And Spanish, Drivers License, And A Positive Attitude Required For Consideration!

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 months ago

Not for $8-9 an hour. Pay people what they are worth and you may have a better chance of a hire.

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“It can seem overwhelming when a candidate looks at the job advert and job description with the long list of criteria, tasks, responsibilities, etc. In my experience as an in-house recruiter, this job description was often a 'wish list,'” Dawn told us. “The hiring managers would take that job to market (job boards, agencies, social media, etc.) and see who was looking, who was interested in the job, and see what they could get for the salary,” she said.

Moreover, the job description is also what we tend to think of as the 'end product.' “This means the hiring managers and recruiters aren't necessarily looking for a candidate to 'tick' all of the boxes. Of course, it's great if they find someone who does match most or all of the criteria.”

#8

Good Luck!

Good Luck!

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

I don't have a camera but for $200 I'll tell you all about it when you call

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I Want A Full Crew Of Experienced Filmmakers, Own Equipment Preferred, "You Should Expect Overall Zero-Budget Project With No Pay"

I Want A Full Crew Of Experienced Filmmakers, Own Equipment Preferred, "You Should Expect Overall Zero-Budget Project With No Pay"

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Nathaniel
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7 months ago

You Tube channel about filmmaking. First lesson. Pay your crew.

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#10

Agriculture Suas Drone Pilot - Doctorate (Preferred) - So...$120k In Student Debt For An $18 Per Hour Job

Agriculture Suas Drone Pilot - Doctorate (Preferred) - So...$120k In Student Debt For An $18 Per Hour Job

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Judes
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7 months ago

A doctorate in drone piloting?

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Dawn explained that the job description is a measurement of what the hiring managers would like someone to work towards. “So candidates should keep this in mind when applying for the job and demonstrate not just their fit to the job now, but their potential to meet the criteria in the future. For example, if you have no experience but you are undertaking a qualification, training course, certificate, etc., be sure to add these things to your cover letter and CV.”

“Also, keep in mind that it can be a benefit to the business if a candidate doesn't 'tick' all of the boxes,” Dawn said and added that “they are more likely to stick around for a little longer, be highly motivated to meet the new challenges, and have a balance between bringing lots of skills and experience to the job but also lots of opportunities to learn and develop in the job.”

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Wants A Masters Degree For A Minimum Wage Job

Wants A Masters Degree For A Minimum Wage Job

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay me for my worth and then , maybe...

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#12

Ah Yes,$ 150 A Week For A Job With Brimful Moment Hours

Ah Yes,$ 150 A Week For A Job With Brimful Moment Hours

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PandaJon
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7 months ago (edited)

Sooo... 2 dogs, a cat and your child for $150/wk you said? Let me think on this

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Yeah We Want You To Be A Loyal Worker, Yeah We Will Pay You The Absolute Minimum Wage, And Yeah No Mercy On Your Soul

Yeah We Want You To Be A Loyal Worker, Yeah We Will Pay You The Absolute Minimum Wage, And Yeah No Mercy On Your Soul

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow! Doesn't that sound so dreamy ( lots of sarcasm)

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According to the recruitment expert, the workplace is getting more and more demanding. “Therefore, the skills required to deal with fast-paced working environments and staying ahead of the competition mean employers are less realistic.” And Dawn believes that the speed and pace of change won't slow down in the near future. “Stress levels in the workplace have increased over the last few years and are still increasing,” she added.

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First Post Here, What The Hell?

First Post Here, What The Hell?

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

I'm not lovin' it

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#15

Nanny Job So Good You Should Pay Them To Do It

Nanny Job So Good You Should Pay Them To Do It

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Mart Se
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7 months ago

So she's looking for a husband?

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#16

Entry Level Help Needed!

Entry Level Help Needed!

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The Scout
Community Member
7 months ago

Just a small bug that that makes it even more absurd: the HTML5 specifications were finalised in 2014, so good luck finding someone with 10 years of experience in that...

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“Certainly, people are now talking about wanting to spend more quality time with their friends and family and some have enjoyed working from home and the balance that adds to their lifestyles. The conversation has started up again about the 4-day working week,” Dawn explained and added that it will certainly be an interesting trial and topic to follow. 

Meanwhile, her advice for the applicant who receives a clearly delusional salary offer is to try to get an idea of the salary or the salary range before going through the entire recruitment process. “If there's a number you can call to get more information or have an informal chat, always call them. This is a genuine invitation to call and start a conversation, but also start the relationship.”

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Like Who In The Hell Would Agree To This?

Like Who In The Hell Would Agree To This?

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Libstak
Community Member
7 months ago

No money coming in for 2 months, then an interview where you might get a job. People are ridiculous.

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#18

Girlfriend Is Looking For Jobs, Found An Opening For Slave Labor

Girlfriend Is Looking For Jobs, Found An Opening For Slave Labor

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Printerman
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7 months ago

Seriously!? On the high end, that's $2.80 per hour. Only $125/hr on the low end.

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#19

Everything About This Job Listing

Everything About This Job Listing

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Guillaume Derode
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7 months ago

That's probably the rate per word or per line.

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Having said that, Dawn warns not to make the salary the first question! “If you are genuinely interested in the job and the company, you will ask questions about these first, you may wish to share a brief and interesting summary of your experience and how it matches the job—don't waffle on and on... Then you can approach them about the remuneration and benefits.” She also said it’s important to let the person know you don't want to waste their time first (of course you don't want them to waste yours either).

#20

Looking For A Rn Job, And They Wonder Why There Is A Shortage

Looking For A Rn Job, And They Wonder Why There Is A Shortage

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CatGirl
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7 months ago

You have GOT to be kidding, Ontario

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Tithing As A Job Requirement

Tithing As A Job Requirement

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Raven DeathShade
Community Member
7 months ago

The whole point of tithing is that you're supposed to give it VOLUNTARILY. It's not supposed to be demanded, you church of warm cabbage.

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#22

Pay Me To Live There And Watch My Children For Free

Pay Me To Live There And Watch My Children For Free

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Scagsy
Community Member
7 months ago

How is the nanny going to earn $400 a month if she's working full-time? Mining bitcoin in her bedroom?

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#23

Kind Redditor Offering A Job... And What A Deal It Is!

Kind Redditor Offering A Job... And What A Deal It Is!

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Olivia Lisbon
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7 months ago

You’re right, a scam would’ve seemed more attractive.

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$2.50 An Hour, 50 Hours A Week. Reshared It Asking For Someone “Reliable And Trustworthy Only”. How Can You Expect Reliable And Trustworthy At That Price?

$2.50 An Hour, 50 Hours A Week. Reshared It Asking For Someone “Reliable And Trustworthy Only”. How Can You Expect Reliable And Trustworthy At That Price?

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PandaJon
Community Member
7 months ago

What are you suppose to watch? Is it a dog, her mother, television???

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#25

You Should Come Watch My Kid All Week For $150!

You Should Come Watch My Kid All Week For $150!

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PandaJon
Community Member
7 months ago

"I'll be home but just keep my kid away from me. Bonus Points if you pay for his college education

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#26

Below Minimum Wage. And Pretty Set On It, Comments Roasted Em

Below Minimum Wage. And Pretty Set On It, Comments Roasted Em

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PandaJon
Community Member
7 months ago

7. Must be an idiot

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#27

Geez. Not Even A Guaranteed $50 - $100 For The Poor Intern?

Geez. Not Even A Guaranteed $50 - $100 For The Poor Intern?

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
7 months ago

PAY INTERNS!

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#28

Pay Us To Work. Oh, And You Don't Get To Watch The Game

Pay Us To Work. Oh, And You Don't Get To Watch The Game

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Scagsy
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I can see the appeal of this to a die-hard fan but you HAVE to include admission in it. I used to be in the sports industry and we regularly had tours of the stadium and dressing rooms. I think it used to cost £15-£20 about 25 years ago so it would be more than that now due to inflation but you can't justify $350 for it. And we didn't put them to work while they were there! (Maybe we should have let them play. We might not have been relegated!)

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#29

$15 Minimum Wage? No Way! What About $1 Instead?

$15 Minimum Wage? No Way! What About $1 Instead?

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

10 to 12 hours a WEEK for 50 a MONTH? Get real!

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#30

Choosing Beggar Wants You To Pay To Watch Their Dogs

Choosing Beggar Wants You To Pay To Watch Their Dogs

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Smitin
Community Member
7 months ago

This appears to be an ad for a one bedroom apartment available for 2 weeks (March 1 to March 15) for $100 but it includes the dogs so you have to take care of them while you're there. One hundred bucks for two weeks lodging isn't bad - beats taking an AirBnB

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