Bait and Switch Job Offer

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about job promise was misrepresented:

A game company with a job offer approached me. They said that they’d have a writing position (that matched my skills and job history) in 6 weeks, and that “they know it’s beneath me, but would I be interested in taking this testing position (for 1/2 the pay) for that time frame, then be transferred to the real position after?” Stupid me, I took the offer. I was freelancing with no upcoming contracts, so I leapt at the chance to get the position I really wanted, even if it meant taking a smaller job in the interim. Smaller job still equaled money coming in.

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