- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I feel like I’m literally at the end of my rope. Long story hopefully short:
I’ve been working at my company for 4 years. Basically a model employee. Not just saying that, I’ve been told that by all my supervisors. So in June they tell my dept (Accounting) that they will be eliminating the Acct dept by the end of the year and we will most likely lose our jobs. They brought in some new system that basically automates everything we do. They may keep a few people if they can and move them to a customer service call center position but it would be a big paycut.
So, obviously I’ve been looking for a job. I had an interview last Monday for a job I really, really want. It could not have gone better and they basically made it sound like I had it, but they had to have it approved by the mayor before they could hire me and he was out of town a few days (it’s a govt job).
So, the next day they called my references, who all let me know. He then called me and asked if it was ok for him to call my current employer and verify employment. I told them it was fine.
So then I wait and wait and wait…nothing.
So today I decide to go talk to our HR lady (who is literally the worst thing ever) because I had some questions about my position. Basically since the Acct dept is being eliminated we’ve been helping out with the customer service aspect of our company. So, I don’t even know what they consider my position to be. So I wanted to know, if someone called to verify employment, what they would be told my position was. I don’t want to be putting down Acct on my resume if they’re going to tell them I’m now customer service and not elaborate on what is going on and how I do both.
So she tells me she would def. explain that to someone and says ‘Well I have had a call on you’. I said so are you allowed to tell me what you told them? She then tells me ‘Well I haven’t called them back yet.’ So I ask when they called. Last week! I asked why she hadn’t called them yet and she said she had to ask me if it was ok first and she had it on her list of things to do.
A: If they had her #, I obviously gave it to them. B: They couldn’t legally call her without my permission I’m pretty sure. C: I’ve been here every day. She’s been here every day, she couldn’t just shoot me an email????? I see her every day.
I swear if I don’t get this job because she couldn’t do hers I’m going to be livid! I know someone who works for this place I interviewed for and she told me she gave them a great recommendation and the guy who interviewed me told her I was his #1 choice. So I keep telling myself if they really want me, they won’t just move on to someone else if she doesn’t call back after one message. I’d think they’d at least try calling one more time.
I emailed her this afternoon to remind her to please call them today and no response.
I am so mad. If I missed out on this job because of this is there anything I can legally do? I feel like my company just wants to keep us around for the end of the year when we’re busy and is also trying to prevent us from finding anything else too! I am so miserable there, I just cannot take it much more!
I was emotional when I was in there and I said I’d been really emotional lately and my HR lady asks me if I”m pregnant! Can she even do that????
I am, which is another reason why I need to find a job NOW. A few more months and no one is going to want to hire me. Which I’m also scared about what all this stress is doing to me.
Does anyone have any advice at all??