FAIL Blog
Advertisement

recruiting

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

Recruiters are infamous for playing games, not following up, and outright ghosting you. Sometimes you feel like you have no choice but to work with them… Searching for a job on your own is no easy feat. And with the costs of inflation and the lack of transparency regarding salaries in job postings, it can be helpful to have someone 'on your side'. It's always a nightmare to search for a job, especially in today's market, but unfortunately, recruiters aren't always 'on your side', and they often…
View List
recruiter antiwork toxic-workplace i quit new job quit interviews recruiting toxic-boss workplace job interview interview quitting - 19540741

'50% salary decrease': New job cuts worker's pay by $30k shortly after recruiting them

Trick a worker into quitting their job and joining your organization, then they're well and truly trapped when you cut their pay by 50%… talk about a cunning trap. That's exactly what this worker shared experiencing in a post shared to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit community. In a post titled “50% salary decrease…” they discussed the situation. “My new job just cut my salary by $30k, only a couple months into the job." the post begins, " It's safe to say that you probably wouldn't stay at that…
View List
Advertisement
Vent after an inteview

'No point asking you anything else': Rude hiring manager makes interviewee cry after second interview

This person is scared to interview again after this terrible experience with an insensitive hiring manager. This unfortunate job seeker took to r/recruitingh*ll to share their awful experience and vent about their frustrations with the interview process. As u/ThatFaithlessness101 wrote, they had a second interview with a company. It was entry level, and they also stated in the job requirements that you didn't have to be familiar with anything related to the job before joining the company. So th…
View List
recruiter antiwork workplace-stories jobs recruitinghell interviews recruiting workplace job interview interview - 19482117

'Offered the same salary again': Job candidate declines role after low-ball salary offer, management comes back with a second offer... for the same amount

If, at first, you don't succeed... try, try again—except… maybe, not in the exact same way as your first failure. Shake it up a little bit. Try an attempt that was better, or at least different , than your first… This was not a concept that this recruiter understood, choosing to make the same offer for a second time after this job candidate initially had declined. Who knows what their thought process was? Maybe they were seeking to wear the candidate down in a war of attrition—make the same off…
View List
Group Interview. Camera Required. None of the interviewers put their camera on.

'An interview is a two-way evaluation': Candidate has to turn camera on for interview but recruiters don't reciprocate, immediately turns down job

It's pretty simple at this point: if you can't live up to your own expectations, then you're less likely to fill the position.
View List
Advertisement
'I an holding recruiters [...] to the same standard': Job seeker sends recruiter scathing email that divides the internet.

'I am holding recruiters [...] to the same standard': Job seeker sends recruiter scathing email that divides the internet.

The performing art that is the job interview process can be exhausting. There are woefully unqualified and manipulative recruiters at every turn, hiding in the shadows, just itching to waste your energy and precious time. Once you make it to a first-round interview (after receiving no response to 50 other applications), you're put into the gauntlet of the interview charade where nothing matters except for charisma and the ability to feign competency. It doesn't matter a lick whether or not you'…
View List
'This is ok isn't it': Job seekers hilarious interview screw up sparks a discussion that goes 'off the rails'

'This is ok isn't it': Job seekers hilarious interview screw up sparks a discussion that goes 'off the rails'

The job interview process is a tricky one. So much of it depends on the charade of weird social norms that it's really more of a performing art piece than an adequate way of vetting the performance of a candidate. There's so much research indicating that those who come across to recruiters as ‘confidant’ are more likely to be selected for a role, regardless of their actual experience or qualifications. We humans are so quick to judge others, consciously and subconsciously, based on minuscule am…
View List
‘I’m a Latino Engineer and I Have to Use a Fake Name Just to Get Interviews’ - Grad Student Gets Repeatedly Rejected, Ends Up Taking Position As Janitor

‘I’m a Latino Engineer and I Have to Use a Fake Name Just to Get Interviews’ - Grad Student Gets Repeatedly Rejected, Ends Up Taking Position As Janitor

A Latino grad student took to Reddit to share his misfortune while job hunting and claims he began receiving interviews (only to get ghosted) when he modified his last name to sound less Latino. Serious job offers ensue in the comments.
View Article
1
Advertisement

Hot Today

Advertisement