AN EMPLOYER admitted not including salary details on a job advertisement because the astronomical sum would warp applicants’ brains.
Facilities management company Laserus of Northampton substituted the numerical data with vague promises intended to entice candidates like ‘competitive’, ‘market rate’ and ‘benefits package’.
HR manager Carolyn Ryan said: “Why not list a key element of the role on the ad? Because it’s just too f**king amazing to comprehend.
“Seriously, this is an entry-level position but the wage is anything but. And the promise of untold riches would attract people who just want to be made for life, not those with a genuine passion for multi-site facilities management.
“By holding onto this information, candidates will delay their euphoria at earning a life-changing sum until after the application process. It’s for their wellbeing.
“Some malicious rumours suggest that remuneration isn’t disclosed because it’s not that high, but that couldn’t be more wrong. Our salaries are actually so good that we refrain from listing them so our competitors don’t feel bad about theirs.”
Job applicant Emma Bradford said: “Such a fun surprise when you complete three rounds of interviews, a written test, and Myers-f**king-Briggs to discover a role demanding ten years experience pays less than you’re earning now.”