I saw a post today for a full-time marketing job looking for 5+ years of experience, a college degree, etc. The starting salary was listed at $45-65K. This was an on-site position in a fairly “resort-ey” area in California.
I did a little poking and the median rent in that area is roughly $3K with a low-end range in the $1200 zone.
Listen, if you aren’t paying your people enough to cover their basic expenses, you’re doing not only them but yourself a disservice.
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