More Money, Please: Man Says He Can't Afford an Apartment in HR Survey

More Money, Please: Man Says He Can't Afford an Apartment in HR Survey

If you want a good laugh, read this!

And honestly, upon reading it, you would probably agree with this Original Poster that his answer to their HR survey is what most of us need in life.

The original post appeared in Reddit's popular r/anti-work community under the handle u/Landid218. It was also published in Newsweek, where OP related that their human resource department asked all employees to fill out a mandatory feedback form. The survey asked them how the company could level up job satisfaction.

"They said the survey was anonymous, so we shall see if that holds true," OP told Newsweek.

What did OP write in the survey? In most of the questions, he answered "MORE MONEY." And for additional feedback, he wrote: "I CAN'T AFFORD AN APARTMENT."

The Reddit posts won over 60,000 votes, with many people enjoying a good laugh over it. But, of course, a topic like this also reminds others about their own disappointing -- it not infuriating -- experiences with HR surveys.

Reddit user freyjalithe wrote, "We had one of these surveys about a year ago. The only difference was the questions added this: 'aside from more money…' I just kept writing in 'more money' anyway. If you know that’s what people are going to answer, why ask the question? Spoiler Alert: we have not gotten any 'more money.'"

Another interesting comment from fish-tuxedo: "Lol I worked for a big box store’s warehouse, and they did something similar. We used to be able to write in answers and add additional comments. They didn’t get the answers they wanted one year, so the next year it only had rating options for the questions. They didn’t like the answers they got that year either though, so we all had a big meeting about how we apparently didn’t understand the survey questions."

Some people may not completely agree with this comment, since employees do look for something more in companies than money. But this is a hard piece of reality; that's why some workers don't bother to fill out HR surveys.

An honest remark from imalittlefrenchpress: "My answer would be, 'The only reason anyone is here is for money, and we want more of it since we give so much of our lives.' I’d probably be terminated. I never participated in those things, and I ignored the reminders, because I know how easily my company was able to trace who the answers came from. I also know I can be pretty snarky when I’m addressing injustices."

Doris de Luna

For more than 20 years now, I’ve been devoting my heart, energy, and time to fulfilling my dream, which – many people may agree – is not among the easiest aspirations in life. Part of my happiness is having been able to lend a hand to many individuals, companies, and even governments as an investigative journalist, creative writer, TV director, and radio broadcaster.

At home, I spend my free time learning how to cook various cuisines. Tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and banoffee pie are my favorite desserts. Playing with our dogs, Mushu and Jerusalem, is also a special part of my day. And, of course, I read a lot – almost anything under the sun. But what really makes me feel alive is meeting people from various walks of life and writing about their stories, which echo with the tears and triumph of an unyielding spirit, humanity, and wisdom.

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