With unemployment approaching 10% in Missouri, it’s not surprising that craigslist users are starting to get aggravated with “employers” who use craigslist to perpetuate scams. I don’t know if yTen is a scam or not (there were enough red flags when I first checked the web site that I dismissed any present and future yTen postings), but 7 or 8 (I lost count) Springfield area residents were frustrated enough to voice their frustration on the cragislist jobs board.
Some of the posts were already deleted by the time I clicked on the RSS feed headlines, but I’ve re-posted 3 I was able to capture after the break.
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I also believe the lid needs to be blown off of yTen. These 7 min interviews where they herd applicants in and out the door like cattle is bit ridiculous. And the interview?, does this guy even know how to spell the word graphic? I doubt he’d know design if it kicked him in the twig and berries.
Beware: this is a sham organization that will give little respect to your work and even less respect to your wage.
- Location: Spfd
- Compensation: Not near enough
So, didn’t feel like calling back any of the people who showed up last time, eh yTen?
That’s fine. Be just like everyone else who never calls after an interview so you’re stuck wondering if they wanted to call but misplaced your number, or if they’re just ignoring you, hoping you’ll go away.
Word of caution: if you’re going in to this interview, be prepared to feel like you’re not worth much. Blowing through applicant after applicant, and apparently not enough respect for any of them to call back.
- Location: Springfield
- Compensation: Certainly not the gas I had to burn to get to this waste of my time.
It looks like I’m not the only one who had a bad taste in their mouth after having an ‘interview’ with yTen. I walked in the door and immediately realized there were two other interviewees ahead of me. It’s a sad state when a degree that requires just as much or more education than the pencil pusher asking the questions results in insulting cattle calls. The poor people working there looked like they were chained to their cubicles just out of reach of anything sharp! Run hard and fast and don’t waste your gas!
It also speaks volumes that the home page of their website features a 13 year old iMac G3 and that their entire website could be duplicated in a couple of hours with time to grab a bite.
- Location: Springfield
- Compensation: you couldn’t pay me enough!
Which just goes to show that even during an economic downturn, you can’t treat people this way without them getting upset.