I work on interesting projects.
There is a long-standing company policy that employees are not to wear headphones in the office. There are a few exceptions:
1. If you are actively working on mapping, illustration, or graphic design
2. If you sit next to something that is temporarily very noisy (e.g. printer on a big job or kitchen in the middle of the day) or someone that is temporarily noisy (e.g. person next to you is on a long conference call)
In addition, employees (even exempt ones), are expected to be in the office from 8:30 am- 12:30pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dyett and Bhatia (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.
I saw the job on craigslist, a pretty standard print design job. I was contacted within a few days to come in and interview. I met with the current designer, several people in other departments and one of the partners. We went over some of the collateral they need and I went over my portfolio and how they relate. The job seemed ok, not glamorous, but decent work & pay.
This is where things made a turn for the worse, they tell me they also need me to do secretarial work. This wasn't mentioned in the job description (because there's no way I would have applied) and it was really only thrown in at the end. This is after they tell me how demand the design aspect of the job is. They then have me take an Indesign test, a Microsoft word test, and finally how many WPM I can type. I felt like I got the bait and switch.
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