Dear Personnel Manager, (Out of date title BTW)
I noticed in your recent job posting that you included the following phrase at the end:
Additional Duties: Anything so delegated by management.
Have you considered how that statement makes the highly qualified professionals you are looking to attract to your company think and feel? I did, matter of fact I asked my “friends” on Facebook that very question and this was their response:
JM: Expect to be micro managed and have to do whatever they won’t hire other people for.
CB: Pick up their dry cleaning, get coffee and/or lunch.
EP: A road to “subtle” abuse?? Hopefully not.
KD: Over-worked under paid.
MB: Actually I believe it means the job description was written hurriedly and the management team really didn’t contribute much to it.
SV: It explains the work culture there- and you have to take crap from Management and they do nothing except delegate- subtle way for the HR person to say don’t come here…
I know this is NOT the reaction you are looking to create. So please STOP using this phrase, your company, your management team, YOU are much better than this!