Why do ads say something like 'closes August 5', or 'open until filled'. Isn't it a given that a job vacancy is open until filled? Are they trying to incite excitement by saying 'closes August 5', as though you better hurry up- or on August 5 do they then pick the favorite applicant? But I've seen ads that have a had a 'closes' date reappear later, with a new, extended date. Does that mean the position is in fact 'open until filled', or that they didn't like anyone that applied, or that maybe nobody applied? It's just another wierd (my view) aspect of job postings, in general. Like to constant talk about 'why do I say I left', or 'should I tell them I was fired', etc. We all know that getting fired ofentimes doesn't mean a thing about your ability- it's nursing BS and politics in general, and any interviewer surely has either been fired herself, or knows a lot of people who have- so what's with the games? The nonsense? The weirdness? It's gets even weirder when most people advise other people not to be direct and upfront about being fired, but to 'say it wasn't a good fit', or something. What a bunch of kookoo kaka, as a two year relative might say?