If the employer is a “good” one then the contract won’t be particularly onerous.so why not let the guy sign there and then? If the employer is a “bad” one then they won’t care if you read it or not before signing as the contract won’t really matter.
Wouldn’t you (as the employer) be a little worried? The person you’re hiring may be dealing with customers and suppliers and I’d be a lot more comfortable with someone with an instinctual reluctance not to put their name to something they aren’t across.
I actually found a typo in my current employer’s standard employment contract for our region (it said ‘propriety’ instead of ‘proprietary’ at one point, so I fixed it and initialled the change before signing).
The HR guy found that kind of funny, since they’d been using that version for a fair while and the typo had not only escaped the notice of the original internal reviews but none of the other new hires in the interim had commented on it either.
and that’s why I’d hire you.
Nah, he sounds like a troublemaker, picking up on the slightest thing
I’d prefer to hire the person who noticed the mistake or read the contract before signing. However I would also want to put them in a position requiring high attention to detail or analytical skills. Picking up on the slightest thing would only make someone a trouble maker if they used it to their advantage rather than point it out……
Missing the typo I could handle. Being willing to sign an unread contract suggests a lot more than just not being “a detail person”.
At least it does to me.
Not reading the contract to me suggests stupid or desperate lol
Certainly not. Don’t ever hire anyone who hasn’t read an entire contract before signing it. Or clicked “I have read and understood” the EULA for a piece of software that they have neither read nor understood. Or ignored well-posted maximum speed limit signs on the highway. Or done anything without considering the ramifications first.
As I click “I Agree” on the EULA I always mutter “Yes, you may have my first born child.”
I was shocked at how many people (I work with) do not read their contracts before signing them. Too many coworkers have been shocked at my mentioning items from the contract – “You actually read that!?”
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