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Applicants with a glass-half-full attitude are great. Unless, of course, they're half-full of futile hopes for a higher salary. Ever get the feeling that an applicant saw the salary in a job posting, thought to themselves, "Well, I'm completely unqualified but what the heck? I'd love to make that much!" -- and applied anyway? Share your encounters with unrealistic salary expectations when optimism got a little out of hand. Post your comment below. Can your salaries for IT candidates compete? See Dice's Tech Salary Report.

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In HR and recruiting, you have the BEST stories. You’ve lived through them to tell us the tales (anonymously, of course!) We simply put them on paper for others to empathize - and enjoy a little hiring humor.