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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

I’m having trouble understanding this sentence?

“The recruiter kept the salary range discussion open-ended.”

What does it mean?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    This typically would mean that a person looking for a job in this or any field, would be told what the starting salary would be, but they would not be told what it would cap off at until the company knew exactly how qualified the person wanting the job is. This is so that if the person they hire is not as good as they led the employer to believe, the company won't be wasting top dollars on that person. 

  • 1 month ago

    open-ended means that no real limits were mentioned.  no limits is what we mean by open-ended. the ends do not actually exist, they are "open".  No mention of "no further than here, this ends here".

  • 1 month ago

    the recruiter would not be pinned down as to the possible salary to be offered for the job.  It is possible that this is a tactic intended to find people who will take the job even with low salary, and it is also possible that the firm recruits in several different salary ranges depending on background, and it is also possible that income is partly dependent on sales success [and thus is only poorly predictable].

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Like the recruiter is open to opinion or negotiation. He is not closing the discussion no exception. He is being flexible. 

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