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HotelMinion
03-11-2014, 07:07 PM
So lately, I've been scouting around for a job nearer my home, and applied everywhere. Only a handful actually call me back though. I woke up to this message on my answering machine:

"This is *name* at *company* in reference to your application, we would like to set up an interview, so please call us back at *number*. Thanks!"

There's a long pause...

"*to another person* I don't know why people bother to apply if they're not going to answer! This is the fifth time I've called someone who didn't call back! It's so damn frustrating! Urgh! Like, why bother to apply if YOU'RE NOT going to ANSWER?"

She went on and on, joking with someone about how inept we applicants were for not picking up, unaware that she was still on the line. I was shocked to hear her rant, but mostly amused. I called back.

She: Hello, this is *name* with *company* How may I help you?

Me: Hi, I just received a call from this number about a job I had sent an application to?

She: ....Oh. Um. Okay, the way our job applications work, sweetie, is that you go and apply and we call you back if we want an interview with you. So just go and apply, and if your qualifications meet our needs, we'll give you a call, okay sweetie?

Me: Ok--But--

She: Okay, sweetie? *hangs up*

I didn't call again... I can figure out why she never gets answers back.

eltf177
03-11-2014, 07:55 PM
My brain just broke...:confused:

Jay 2K Winger
03-11-2014, 08:06 PM
HotelMinion, I think you can check that place off your list of places you'd want to work.

drjonah
03-11-2014, 08:40 PM
If you still have the voicemail saved, send it to their corporate HR. Or better yet, if you really want to be evil, call your local tv station and see if they want a nice story

wolfie
03-11-2014, 09:46 PM
WTF? This place expects anyone who applies for a job to be sitting beside the phone 24/7 waiting for a call-back?

MoonCat
03-11-2014, 10:08 PM
WTF? This place expects anyone who applies for a job to be sitting beside the phone 24/7 waiting for a call-back?

Well, yeah, even if they call at 6 am....:D

Also, the woman didn't listen very well, did she?? :rolleyes: Condescending twit...

freespirit114
03-12-2014, 01:32 AM
Well, yeah, even if they call at 6 am....:D

Also, the woman didn't listen very :well, did she?? :rolleyes: Condescending twit...

Perhaps it was her replacement they ate looking for? LOL.
I hate with a passion people who call me honey or sweetie in this kind of way. I usually snap back with something like "ok baby doll, put your listening ears on and let's try again". Stupid woman.

snugglegirl05
03-12-2014, 02:10 AM
Nope...

Would not want to work there.

Mr Hero
03-12-2014, 05:27 AM
If I didn't know better, I would think it's this call center. (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=104483)

XCashier
03-12-2014, 11:56 PM
If you still have the voicemail saved, send it to their corporate HR. Or better yet, if you really want to be evil, call your local tv station and see if they want a nice story
Agreed. That was way out of line on the receptionist's part! Whoever the owner is needs to know about her attitude. Who knows, maybe there'll be a second job opening there in the near future... :devil:

But seriously, that was extremely unprofessional and rude on her part. What if she spoke to one of her company's clients that way? Very bad way to represent the company, and the owner should hear about it.

thatcrazyredhead
03-20-2014, 04:37 AM
I would be calling back and talking to her boss.


I hate with a passion people who call me honey or sweetie in this kind of way.

Ditto. I'll ask once or twice to be called by my name, then after that I'll call them nothing but pookie, schmoopsie poo, pumpkin, etc.

HotelMinion
03-21-2014, 04:02 AM
The would be hilarious. But alas, I already deleted the message :P Even now, she keeps calling me everyday for an interview and leaving no message...I know it's her cause of my caller ID, its the same number. But I don't want a ditzy lady for a boss. They're nearly as bad as a control freak boss IMHO!

Moirae
03-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Well, I can understand her frustration. Though we usually get calls back, they don't usually show up for the interview. Last time, it was 8 interviews and only 2 showed up.

Not sure why the not answering the call is a big deal though. She also needs to keep her mouth shut until she's hung up the phone, and learn to be polite to people when they call. I can see why they have so much trouble.

raudf
03-21-2014, 04:30 PM
The would be hilarious. But alas, I already deleted the message :P Even now, she keeps calling me everyday for an interview and leaving no message...I know it's her cause of my caller ID, its the same number. But I don't want a ditzy lady for a boss. They're nearly as bad as a control freak boss IMHO!

The evil side of me would want me to answer the phone, listen to the spiel and then say, "Yes, I got a message earlier, along with a rant about people not answering phones. I attempted to call back, but unfortunately the person who answered the phone didn't have their listening ears on and told to apply, then they'd call me. I'm sorry, I don't think I want to work for a place that doesn't have a certain level of professionalism in their hiring process. It speaks poorly for the rest of the company."

But that's just my evil side. My good side wants to say that to her boss.

dalesys
03-21-2014, 04:33 PM
But that's just my evil side. My good side wants to say that to her boss.
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Evannah
03-22-2014, 03:56 PM
I think you got off lightly there haha. Consider it a blessing.