If you substitute this game with life it is similar, no? For example:
Why do I always have to interview against much better people where I can make more money? I am an entry level worker but have other employees that are more experienced than me and therefore I have no chance to make more money. Especially because you can't see in advance how much more experience the other employees have, unless I am in the same room with them. If I withdraw my application for promotion because the other employee is better, my promotion is over. It's not about the first questions at the interview when I can sometimes answer it better than the other employee, but especially when the other employees talks about additional knowledge, skills and abilities, where these employees are simply more experienced. Although I just had a good interview, I lost the promotion because the other employee was better at the interview. I think it's very unfair that I can't interview for the promotion with other employees who are equally skilled as I am and I can't choose who I have to interview against. The difference between other candidates that I have to interview against should be a maximum 10 (months?) in either direction.
I don't see the comparison to here . But I do see the discrepancies from your field to mine .
Construction Electrician . In my interviews all of the other applicants are just as over qualified as I am .
In a non Union State . The employer has the power to offer wages $ 10.00/hr less than union scale . $ 20.00 less than prevailing wage .
Not to mention various protections from being charged with abuse , age discrimination . And anything else that power trips manifest .
The competition is fierce . And massively over run with too many over qualified applicants to fill the jobs .
It is a joke .
Thankfully I persevered and found an employer who trusts and respects me . Pays a high wage . And provides me with a company truck .
But it took 40 years of hell to get lucky . No guarantees .