I Would Rather Work In A Bad Area Than Live In One

29 Oct

It’s Monday and my first call of the day just required me to deviate from my plan and share some thoughts.  I love this hiring manager I just talked with – she is quick witted and honest – two good qualities to possess.

Every time we talk about what she needs some help on – she gives me an update and this one opportunity she has me working on – always comes with the disclaimer – "but you know Andy, that one is not in a good area."

Now this is a good company, good compensation, good benefits, good work environment inside – apparently outside this location is not so great.  Can we change that?  Can we do anything about it?  So why share that – the question is will someone take the job?  Easy answers on all these questions.

Apparently, my hiring contact with this company is not a fan of this particular location.  Cool.  I think this a reminder to the hiring authority that what you say matters and that we need to be careful in the recruiting game that we are not placing our value systems on others.

For instance, I don’t want to drive an hour to work but people do it.  I don’t want to work insane hours during busy season but people do it.  I don’t want to clean port-a-pots but people do it.  I don’t want to work in a bad area either but people do it everyday.

Hiring Managers – do not put your value system on others – what you say matters – and in this Halloween Week we do not want to scare people with our thoughts.  Let’s allow the candidate to decide that one.  I would rather live in a good area and work in a bad area than the inverse.  Trick or Treat.

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