I was discussing a contract admin job with an office manager.
We chatted about the various things I would be helping with, such as invoices, tracking project status, job postings, welcoming people to the office, scheduling - basic office work.
Then she mentioned this:
Client: A lot of the role has to do with you working with the owner of the business to ensure he stays on task. We have goals, but we would need your help with making sure he implements various processes that have been recommended by a consulting firm. You don't get intimidated easily, do you?
Me: ...No, I don't get intimidated easily.
Client: I mean, the main thing is, he'll choose the person for this role, so I guess he'll just go with who he likes.
I didn't move forward. I've been in this position before - babysitting the boss for a barely living salary- and there is NO winning. Push too hard, he resents you, push too little he fails and blames you.
Also - hiring someone based on "who they like." At least she was honest.