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Would you take a job that required you to be in the office six days a week?
That’s the requirement one TikTok user found themselves being asked during an awkward call with a recruiter.
Lauren, who goes by the username @laurenn_morgann, shared her experiences with her followers in a clip which has been viewed nearly half a million times.
Lauren revealed that her first interview for a job was going well and the recruiter was “really nice”. However, that was before the true nature of the job was revealed to her.
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In the clip, Lauren recalls how she was told that employees were expected to catch up with emails after office hours.
In a further twist, she was also told right at the end of her call that she’d have to work on either Saturday or Sunday from the office.
@laurenn_morgannThen employers are like why doesnt Gen Z want to work a 9-5?!! like this is why. #jobsearch #9to5 #interview #worklifebalance #foryoupage
Then employers are like why doesnt Gen Z want to work a 9-5?!! like this is why. #jobsearch #9to5 #interview #worklifebalance #foryoupage
“I’m feeling like with the salary and not really having any work-life balance,” she said in the clip, recalling what she said to the recruiter.
“it’s just not aligned. But I really hope that you find what you’re looking for,” the TikToker said before miming hanging up the phone.
Lauren added the caption: “Then employers are like why doesnt Gen Z want to work a 9-5?!! like this is why.”
People in the comments were quick to criticise the recruitment policy, with one writing: “What could possibly that important? Like jobs aren't real. The emails can wait a day.”
“They are out their damn mindddd,” another said.
A user commented: “Checking emails all the time at home + 6 days/week in office =24/7 job. If they offered under $63510 that’s under fed min wage for hours ‘on call’.”
Responding to one of the comments, Lauren wrote: “I literally was laughing and I’m such a bad liar I couldn’t even be like yeah I’ll get back to you! I was like it’s gonna be a no for me.”
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