Man’s Viral Rant About Job Listings Not Mentioning Pay Sparks A Debate

Every so often, we are reminded that it’s so important to hold businesses accountable for their practices. And one of the most egregious habits potential employers have is not putting the salary in their job postings.

Twitter user Matt Wallace reiterated that this practice is not only totally demeaning but puts the onus of work on you—and that work is never compensated.


“Put. the goddamn. salary. in. your. job posting. Otherwise it’s like me demanding an interview without you seeing my resume. Maybe I’m what you’re looking for, maybe not. You’ll have to commit your time/energy to this process to find out! Oh, that doesn’t work for you? NO SHIT,” Wallace wrote.

He then followed up with some more observations about the issue, including the suggestion that folks request a super high wage right away and then act surprised when the employer seems skeptical.




Wallace’s tweets struck a chord with social media users who are undoubtedly frustrated with the lack of transparency in the workforce, and they took the time to share their stories and advice with him free of charge.

So next time you’re looking for a job or in an interview, make sure you ask what the salary is! You could be saving yourself a lot of time.

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Patricia Grisafi

Patricia Grisafi, PhD, is a freelance writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Salon, Vice, Bitch, Bustle, Broadly, The Establishment, and elsewhere. She is passionate about pit bull rescue, cursed objects, and designer sunglasses.