Wednesday, October 25, 2006

True or false?

True or false? It is a dick move when someone for whom you really want to work calls you up personally to tell you that you are not getting the job.

7 comments:

sadielady said...

um, false. i think that's a nice thing to do, actually; it's a way of that person telling you they really did want to hire you, but the decision was made despite their input.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough. But let's suppose it was, I don't know, a judge or something, where that person had sole discretion in the hiring process. And they call all nice-like, with a pleasant voice and cheerful demeanor.

sadielady said...

ouch. ok, that is a bit of a dick move.

eff said...

thats pretty awesome. i just keep getting letters

she said: said...

I still think false. They could have just not called. While no one wants to have the chipper brush-off, I still think they were just being professional. You might not work for them this time, but why burn fences?

sadielady said...

and to follow up on what she said said, (i like that name - "she said"), yeah, i'm kinda back at my original position: because if the person didn't care about you, the person wouldn't have called. i don't think that kind of call is an "in your face" call; i think it's an "i like you and want to make sure you know i like you even though i'm rejecting you for this job" kind of call. i do think it's better than just a rejection letter, actually. i would hang on to that contact.

Grace said...

I vote for false. It's polite, and personal. I mean, how much easier would it be to send a letter, or worse just never let you know at all. Still sucks ass, anyway you look at it, though.