How much MORE valuable is YOUR time, to THEIRS?
Let's evaluate this from the perspective of my business, since that is the thing that they and I have in common:
I am evaluating applicants, interviewing candidates, managing current employees, creating advertising, managing customer relationships, running payroll, keeping up with inventory, updating the books, and the 100s of other things that I do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that this business continues to exist. These tasks take 8-10 hours a day, sometimes 7 days a week.
They are applying for a job using an online system, which can be accomplished in less than three minutes if they already have their resume together and ready to upload.
So as you can see - from my business's perspective - my time is SIGNIFICANTLY more valuable than theirs.