Like many other Americans, I, too, am in search of work to provide for my family. I have hoped to become a fireman someday and in the process of applying for the position I am required to pay $165 in testing fees.
Now, I do not have a lot of money in the first place and now I am being asked to pay to apply for a job? In my opinion this is outrageous being that only one person is going to get this position and the rest of the applicants are out $165.
To me this is outright extortion.
Each applicant that does not receive a job offer should be refunded the entire $165.
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In addition, what is to stop companies from posting job-wanted ads on Craigslist and charge a fee to apply and just decide not to hire anyone and pocket the money?