what’s up with job ads that include “sense of humor”?

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A reader writes:

Would you consider it a red flag if a job spec lists “a sense of humor” as a desirable trait?

I’ve only ever seen in one job listing, but I’ve heard it many times as a new hire, and in my case it’s always been code for “the manager is a bully, and you must shrug it off as ‘banter.’” It’s always bothered me because often feels like a shield that sticks you in a lose-lose situation where you can’t properly call them out and if you

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