Post # 1
Some background: I was unexpectedly out of the office last week when I had someone scheduled to interview with me. I had her meet with my superior in my absence (no, I didn’t give the candidate a heads up…but these things happen).
So I just called her to let her know we weren’t going to move forward with her in the hiring process, and I even gave her pointed details regarding her background as to why we made this decision.
This woman proceeded to begin screaming at me on the phone; hurling insults including:
Calling me unprofessional
Saying she didn’t care what my emergency was, that I should have let her know
And blaming me for the fact that she took off a day of work to interview.
Everytime I feel like I’ve seen it all, I am made brutally aware that I haven’t…
Do you guys have any crazy stories?
Post # 3
@phillybride61513: Whoa! That’s insane! I can’t believe someone would react like that to a prospective employer. Even if you weren’t moving forward with her (thank goodness, eh?) – who knows how many networking contacts you have in the same field? You could give the heads up to everyone. Just dopey of her 🙁
I don’t have any stories like that (yet) – but it is nice of you to have followed up with her to let her know how she could improve 🙂
Post # 4
I was interviewing a guy and as we were wrapping up and I was walking him out, he asked how many smoke breaks he would get, since he was a heavy smoker. I almost said “unlimited, since you won’t be working here” but I answered his question. Then I went back to my desk and called his account rep (it was a contracted job) and told her “no thanks and maybe coach him a little…”
Maybe I seemed cooler than my boss and my cheif tech? I don’t know, but don’t tell me that you’re looking for how much of the day you can spend not working.
Post # 5
@ANGELaaimt: Haha–I know, right…the kicker is that she said she was “going to report me” before hanging up.
@almostmrsj: That’s awesome! At least he was honest!!
Post # 6
@phillybride61513: Ha, nothing that crazy but I’ve had people complain about me asking them to interview during business hours because they had another job and the interview would be inconvenient. I’ve also had a few people email me back (after I’d offered them an interview) using text-speak alla “how do i get to ur office”. Sigh.
Post # 7
@almostmrsj: LMAO! Really?!!! How many smoke breaks?
Post # 8
@BotticelliLove: Haha, well, I also complain about interviews that are during business hours. I have a job and I’m not going to walk out on them. I schedule interviews for early morning (I’ll do 8 and go in a little late), lunch, or in the evening. I have no problem staying late to accomodate people who still have a job, either.
Post # 10
wow thats crazyy!
A few years ago my husband had recently hired this guy and he had to go through drug testing a few weeks after starting and the guy literrally asked my husband to pee in the cup for him because he wasnt gonna pass. My husband was his BOSS! My husband went in the other room and called HR and he was immediately escorted off the premises. Then he gave my DH a dirty look when he was leaving cus he told on him. Wow just wow.
Post # 11
@phillybride61513: Wow, she sounds like a real winner! Lol!
I did a phone interview once for a student intern that sounded like she was walking through a garage with people with her. She even shouted at them during the interview. When we asked her about her previous work history she yelled: “MOM? WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT PLACE I WORKED, AGAIN?!” So obviously her mom was with her. Awesome.
I know that interns may not be as mature as people that have graduated from college, but….wow.
Post # 12
Haha one of my friends was doing a phone interview one time but was using the landline and her aunt and uncle kept calling her and picking up on the other end. D=