hstein3: These days, you're more likely to just get automated messages from the company's hiring website that you used to apply.
hstein3: These days, you're more likely to just get automated messages from the company's hiring website that you used to apply. Did a human ever see your application? Good question. Best of luck to you trying to get any feedback on the rejection, too.
smoky2010: I was rejected at a job interview by the HR manager because I asked what the salary was for the position. I was told that the hiring manager couldn't give it out and HR had to.I was told I would meet with 4 managers and expect to be there for at least 3 hours. I was kicked out after 20 minutes.
poot_rootbeer: hstein3: These days, you're more likely to just get automated messages from the company's hiring website that you used to apply.I remember back in the days when you used to get automated messages.
poot_rootbeer: smoky2010: I was rejected at a job interview by the HR manager because I asked what the salary was for the position. I was told that the hiring manager couldn't give it out and HR had to.I was told I would meet with 4 managers and expect to be there for at least 3 hours. I was kicked out after 20 minutes.I suppose it's a minor faux pas to inquire about salary before you've run the manager interview gauntlet, but it's at least as much a faux pas for a company to invite a candidate to a multi-hour onsite interview without first having broached the subject of pay range during a phone screening. If those expectations don't line up at all, the rest of the process is a waste of time.And apparently it was.
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Brubold: That last one made me sad.
Hoopy Frood: Cute, charming, very good art, sufficient variety, definitely enjoyed reading, got a chuckle watching... yeah, take that, high-school-student Tim Burton.
EdNortonsTwin: Hoopy Frood: Cute, charming, very good art, sufficient variety, definitely enjoyed reading, got a chuckle watching... yeah, take that, high-school-student Tim Burton.I'd imagine most any high school kid who received such a reply today would be over the moon. Or, they should be.
smoky2010: I had asked if I was going to cycle back to HR and she said that she was leaving for the day and I would not. I had completed the HR portion off the interview. I think it was in poor taste, I had driven over an hour to the interview to. Jerks!
smoky2010: Honestly HR people are the used car salesmen of the corporate world.. I have yet to meet one that was genuinely nice or competent.
OldManDownDRoad: smoky2010: Honestly HR people are the used car salesmen of the corporate world.. I have yet to meet one that was genuinely nice or competent.I used to work with a woman who was an executive assistant, and a very good one too. She was always on top of things and her annual reports were some of the best I've seen. She ended up being a single mother after her husband croaked of cancer, so she applied for the HR job in our department so she wouldn't have to travel so much.And, I swear to the FSM, she promptly became one of the slackest losers I've ever known. She was always late with our pre-tax medical account payments, she screwed up the vacation schedule so badly that people actually lost days they had accrued, and when I left that job her incompetence cost me $1,200 when she miscalculated a benefit I had earned.So I guess the question is whether idiots choose HR, or does HR make normal people into idiots?
d23: they couldn't even be bothered to send me a message when they rejected me.
Dumski: What an annoying goddam website that was.
Banned on the Run: (18) "He would argue with a signpost."
poot_rootbeer: Officially, you're still in the running up until the requisition is officially cancelled. What if the first fifteen choices turn out to be ineligible for the position? We'll need to call up the sixteenth pick, who I'm sure will be thrilled that we ignored them for the past five months as they inquired about their status!
OldManDownDRoad: I've been on four interviews in the past month or so, all very promising. In fact, each interview lasted longer than scheduled when they started asking about extra examples - which, luckily, I had online.Two I never heard back from, not even a "fark you."Of the other two, one said they "had to hire more diversity" and the other (as reported by a friend of a friend on the committee) had the committee's unanimous vote for me overturned by a company officer and instead they were told to hire someone who was more "politically correct" - whatever that means.So, I thought that, at least, they considered me cool enough to tell me the truth. But in the case of both jobs, it was a white middle-aged male who made decision to pass me over in the name of "diversity" so I wanted to call them up and ask when they were stepping aside to let someone who was "politically correct" have a chance./another interview on Thursday morning
OldManDownDRoad: So I guess the question is whether idiots choose HR, or does HR make normal people into idiots?
Usurper4: CSB time!!!I've done some freelance writing over my lifetime, and heard about a magazine called The Luddite (I think?), that was directed towards, obviously, luddites. As soon as I saw that, I remembered that there was a blurb about how the Mennonites in Phoenix were struggling with maintaining their non-modern existence in light of changing times, particularly with their children. So, I had the idea to pitch a story to The Luddite about this struggle.I received a rejection letter about a month letter...handwritten...on 3-ring binder notebook paper...full of misspellings and grammar errors. The big thing I most remember is how offended the editor was and how insulting he was to me about the fact that I wrote my pitch...on a computer. All kinds of stuff about "You obviously have never read our magazine or even taken the time to look up what a luddite is". He took the time to point out a grammatical error in my proposal (which, according to me and Elements of Style it was not) and tried to point out that I needed an apostrophe in "its" when discussing the possessive form. It was that bad and awesome.I'm pretty sure I still have that at home...I may need to frame it.
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