A recent applicant for an apprentice management (restaurant supervisor) position was most eager when telephoned by Mine Host.
Working in the Pilbara, the applicant was a chef, keen to learn new skills & "move into management" (Gee, don't we hear that a lot!)
The job ad clearly listed the salary offered, the duties, & the location.
The applicant was fine with all of this, as he was "sick of" the Pilbara (no trees & very hot) & was looking forward to a coastal Qld location.
So Mine Host emailed a letter of offer, which pretty much matched the job advertisment.
The candidate immediately replied that "your offer does not interest me".
Struggling with this sudden reversal, Mine Host immediately telephoned and enquired why was this?
"I am getting $95,000 per year as a chef in the Pilbara, while your offer is $45,000 so it doesn't interest me."
Biting his tongue Mine Host politely thanked the applicant & ended the call.
For heaven's sake! The salary was in the headline of the job ad.
He expects $95,000 per year + full keep + 8 weeks holiday? (His current package) in an apprentice position for which he doesn't have the skill set? He expects Hardship & Remote Area pay for the Qld coast?
Mine Host's forecast: The fellow will be a chef in the Pilbara for a long time. He's less than 10 years off retirement, so may never again work elsewhere.