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NEW YORK - MAY 7: A job applicant speaks with recruiter Renee Chandler (R) during an interview May 7, 2003 at the offices of Metro Support Group in New York City. The nation's jobless rate climbed to six percent in April, rising for the third straight month, adding up to half a million lost jobs. New York's job market has especially been hit hard, with many applicants being unable to find work. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Looking for a new job is never easy, and even when you get an interview, there’s no telling whether it’s going to be a better situation than the one you are leaving.  Well, a new thread on Reddit is helping potential job seekers identify the red flags that may indicate whether a job is going to be a nightmare.

Red flags include:

  • “If you get hired the same day, even if it’s over the phone, it tends to suggest a high turnover of employees and means (no offense) that their standards aren’t that high or high enough to keep interviewing.”
  • “You know it’s not gonna be good if all the employees seem new to the job.”
  • “Anywhere that advertises what you COULD earn instead of what you WILL earn. They’re going to use you up and spit you out.”
  • “When your training consists of somebody telling you, ‘This isn’t too hard, you should be able to figure it out on your own.'”
  • “When they use the phrase ‘We wear a lot of hats.’ That just means the job is not defined and you will have no direction or ability to say no. They will try to get the most out of you before you decide to quit.”
  • “When everyone in the interview process wants to make sure you have a thick skin and don’t rattle easily. You should probably not take that job if you have any options.”
  • “Unpaid training and/or if you have to buy uniforms from them upfront.”
  • “Random buzzwords and phrases like ‘unique opportunity’ and ‘looking for a rock star’ are always a red flag for me.”
  • “Check the facial expressions and body language of the people you pass. You can easily tell if a person is defeated or hates their job.”
  • “If there are lots of passive-aggressive signs everywhere. Handwritten is worse, but typed is bad too. Examples are like: ‘Don’t put dishes in this part of the sink!,’ ‘Don’t leave this door open!,’ and ‘Don’t leave the X out when not using!'”

Source: Buzzfeed