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CEO Kim Reid Takealot of Wages

Kim Reid, Discrimination CEO

How much does Takealot pay? Takealot advertises vacancies without being transparent about pay and demands information they are not entitled to.

Takealot of Wage Discrimination

Takealot job adverts discriminate against applicants. The Takealot recruitment process is a human resources textbook horror case. Takealot completely ignores universal best practices.

Takealot recruiters want applicants who are willing to be pegged by a former employer rate. Their recruitment process forces job seekers to divulge their pay histories, pay expectations and send pay slips. If Takealot recruiters studied human resources and talent management, they would have been taught that a salary range must be given to applicants.

Takealot Trades Human Rights for Inequality

When employers hire, they have a lot of power over the pool of people they want to recruit. Some job seekers are looking for a fresh opportunity, others for survival. Those who are desperate for work as they have no more resources left are extremely vulnerable. These candidates inevitably expose themselves when being willing to divulge pay information.

Takelot Job Advert Pay Secrecy

Takealot job adverts are not upfront about pay. Pay secrecy places job seekers at an information disadvantage.

The application form posted on the same page as the advert contains a section requiring all applicants’ confidential, privileged wage information.

The application forms ask for pay expectations and pay slips.

Takealot of payslips

We doubt Kim Reid would agree to disclose the same information if he was looking for a job. He demonstrates a colonial power position that places his interests as superior to his workers.

Spying on rival employer pay and stripping job seekers of their right to dignity and equality is unconstitutional.

Extorting rival employers’ pay slips is an act of intimidation to harass job seekers, making them feel worthless and stripped of their humanity.

Reliance on rival employer competition sensitive wage information is a sign of inherent criminality within the Takealot organization.

Lack of compliance

On 28 September 2022, the Department of Employment and Labour issues three notices for non-compliance with Occupational Health and Safety regulation to Takealot in Gauteng. While Takealot says they are innocent, we are watching the outcome.

How much does in South Africa pay?

The following was extracted from Indeed:

The average monthly salary ranges from approximately R 5 767 per month for Shop Assistant to R 55 525 per month for Senior Software Engineer. The average salary ranges from approximately R 492 966 per year for Software Engineer to R 845 671 per year for Product Manager.

Salary information comes from 116 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions (people like you and I) to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalised comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.


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