Worker issues PPE to those who are hired right after the interview

If a job interview feels too good to be true, it probably is — and TikTok user Ramez (@notramez) learned that the hard way when he shared his story in a viral video that debuted Saturday Has been viewed 1.6 million times.

“If you’re interviewing and right after the interview they offer you the job, don’t fucking take it,” he begins. “That’s the biggest damn red flag you could ever have.”

He then describes how, on his first day, HR introduced him to one of the managers, who responded by saying, “No, not me. I didn’t hire him. I’m hiring my own man, brother.”

“You could have just said ‘Welcome!’ can say,” adds the user. “He could have just said, ‘Hey, welcome to the team. Glad to have you.’ You don’t have to say all that bullshit.”

Ramez says how the manager bragged about making $50,000 in sales that month and said he’d buy them lunch if Ramez made a sale. “And then he looks at me and says, ‘Don’t expect to eat my hard work for free,'” says Ramez.

The user continues, “You know, that’s my whole job, to help you. It’s not here to take from you.”

“Imagine every single person in the room,” he adds. “Her background on her computer screen was Wolf of Wall Street. Her favorite book was Jordan Belfort. Do you understand? Those were the kind of people I worked with.”

He then describes the “craziest” thing he’s witnessed, a colleague who “yelled into the phone” and threatened a client with lawyers because they wanted to back out of a sale.

“And then he says, ‘I feel like Russia right now.’ And that was when Russia invaded Ukraine,” he says. “Imagine saying that to someone.”

According to TikToker, other colleagues responded to this comment with erupting applause, while the manager stood and shook hands with the salesperson.

“What?” added the amused user. “Don’t take a job like that.”

@notramez ♬ Original sound – ramez

Following TikToker’s cautionary tale, many commenters have specifically referred to the sales industry as the type of job you should avoid.

“The distribution industry is one of the most toxic and deceitful industries,” wrote one commenter. “I had a job like that when I was 18, never again.”

“These aggressive malls literally prey on hyping college grads with promises of success,” added another.

A third commenter advised that job seekers “should pay close attention to what the company actually sells,” explaining that “it says a lot about the culture and the vendors you work with.”

The Daily Dot reached out to the creator via a TikTok comment.


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*Initial publication: January 21, 2023 7:51 am CST

Charlotte Columbus

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