Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-17 23:06:37
ID: 54451
So I had this great interview for an internship with the county as a conservation tech and they told me they would be done interviewing people last week. This morning, I got an email from the manager I'd be reporting to and he said they are doing MORE interviews yet this week. I'm pissed. I thought they had all the applicants they were going to take and now that means there is just that much more competition.
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Posted by: hanginin
2018-04-16 13:42:42
ID: 54429
I have this client. He worked all his life building a business, and last year he sold it for almost 2 million dollars, and retired. His wife is set to retire this spring. I just found out he's been diagnosed with a large, malignant brain tumor. And it's moving fast, he's already in the hospital, not ever likely to leave. He won't even make it to his wife's retirement, let alone all the things they had planned to do together. This is just awful. He's in and out of consciousness, and what is he mumbling about in his moments of partial clarity? His tax return. Jesus. He's such a nice guy, this is just the worst.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-14 17:30:54
ID: 54405
If I were the office manager I would have given direct and to the point email as well. They don't have time to coddle someone who clearly doesn't fit the description of what they are looking for in an employee. If your BF needs someone to coddle him for his failure to follow directions, I wouldn't want him as an employee either.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-13 21:21:26
ID: 54397
AHAAAHHHH!!!! I just got a call from the DNR! They want me to come in for an interview! The job isn't even posted on the state website--I found out about it from a faculty advisory board meeting and a professor from another university knew the DNR person in charge of the position, so she gave me her email and told me to ask about the job. So she called me today and asked me to interview for it!! I would be doing wastewater permits and compliance---and if I find any non-compliance issues, I get to give out tickets! Man, how awesome would this be???
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-13 17:13:10
ID: 54383
In response to a confession. Here's overboard (no pun intended) for ya. I was in the Navy. There were people who actually failed boot camp and got discharged for simply not being able to fold their clothes the exact way we were supposed to. The reason was, if you can't follow instructions well enough to fold a shirt, how will you be able to learn how to wire a ship? Land an incoming plane? Load ordinance? Follow the battle plan? Et. al. Attention to detail to the max. (Though I once had a boss who asked if I thought being in the military was why I couldn't think outside the box. Yes, it was. You tell me to do something, I do it - no more, no less. It took a while to get out of the "our lives are on the line" mentality and improvise if need be.)
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-13 17:12:40
ID: 54376
Have you ever been showing someone the right way to do something, after they've screwed it up? Then they tell you, "Oh, I was doing it this way instead of that way." Have you ever wanted to look at them in that moment and say, "Well that was stupid." .... Yeah, me neither. *eyeroll*
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-12 20:07:38
ID: 54375
In response to a confession. Why does the company's policy seem overboard? Your bf didn't follow the directions, I'm sure plenty of other candidates would. They shouldn't have been rude to your bf, but if he can't follow instructions now then whose to say he would be any better if he was hired?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-12 19:23:43
ID: 54374
In response to a confession. I used to hire people for a living. Overlooking a set of instructions would automatically take someone out of the running for me too. People are usually most careful on applications and resumes, so if they miss something on that, then it's a huge red flag for me that they will miss details on work tasks too. Same goes with typos. Attention to detail is crucial, especially when it involves clients or potential clients. I used to get 100+ resumes for every job I posted - 300+ for tech jobs. There were plenty of other people qualified for the jobs. I know your BF is disappointed, but don't get upset with the office manager. Learn from it and move on. The right job is out there.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-11 19:33:36
ID: 54370
BF met every qualification for this potential job and was deeply excited for a chance to speak abt his qualifications, but did not follow the directions in scheduling a phone call interview. He accidentally overlooked a set of instructions. They immediately canceled the scheduled call (at the time it was scheduled) and when he apologized via email, they said something like policy was that if they didn't follow instructions, they weren't given another opportunity. The office mgr was extremely curt in the email and borderline rude. I feel disappointed for BF and by company's harsh policy. Kinda interesting given they are a mental health start-up. I get first impressions are important well before the interview, but this policy seems overboard.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-04-10 22:34:47
ID: 54360
Ugh, man. Nestle offered me a third interview for this job. It's 2 hours long and I meet with 5 people. I have a feeling they'll offer me the job. Which would be fine, I guess. It pays well and the hours are okay, but I'd really prefer to not work for them based on their ethics. I guess I can at least do my part to make sure they aren't doing anything worse than they are already.
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