I have just listened to the Dangle podcast. In it, they state that its not an unethical thing to do at all.
What if the dangle is an outright lie? I work for a company that uses the dangle in each and every interview, but what they dangle has NEVER happened for ANYONE.
I too was given a dangle. I took a pay cut to work here because of it. I was told that there was a competitive commission structure for my department but that it was still in development. That was 2 years ago and there is nothing like it in the works. There never was.
The phrase "I know the pay isnt geat, but there are other ways to make money here and plenty of people take advantage of them." is used often, but having been here 2 years, I dont know a single person who makes more that $1hr than they did when they started. These opportunities dont exist. We have a lot of turnover after people work here for about 5 months and figure it out.
I am trying to get involved in the hiring process so I can stop the dangle.