@snipejaeg "A McDonald's in Tampa was advertising 50 bucks if you would just show up for a job interview."

I think this is good! An unpaid interview should be wage theft.

@kai It's good, but if the hourly rate of the job isn't enough then it's just a misdirect.

@kai If you pay someone $50 to interview, but the job's hourly rate is $4/hr below cost of living, then after 12.5 hours the employer is taking advantage of the worker again (and will continue to do so indefinitely). Unless both are compensated fairly, the interview payment is just a shiny object to distract from the insufficient hourly rate.

@snipejaeg Right, this is how I think of a signing bonus. But I still think it's good to compensate for interviews, because otherwise you're effectively paying to be there. *gravelly voice* Because nothing's free, kid.

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