Sucks To Get Turned Down For A Job With A Crying Face Emoji, But At Least It Gets The Message Across
Metro- Job rejections are always tough, even when your interviewer is really diplomatic about it. So imagine how bad it must have been for 18-year-old Megan Dixon, who was turned down for a role by text – complete with a laugh-cry emoji.
Megan was interviewed for a waitressing position at a new branch of the Miller and Carter steakhouse in Leicester. After the interview the assistant manager apparently told her she’d get an email in a few days with their decision. But just a few minutes after she left the restaurant, Megan got a text from her interviewer saying: ‘It’s a no.’
‘We can’t apologise enough to Megan,’ they said. ‘It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate.
‘However, we expect our team to act professionally at all times and to give constructive feedback after any interview via email. We are taking this extremely seriously and will be investigating to ensure it never happens again.’
I can't say I know what level of "basic" is too basic to wait tables. I don't know how many "likes" is too many "likes" to take orders in a timely fashion. I would assume that when you look like this a lot of your character flaws could be glossed (no pun intended) right over...
That is, unless you can't even hold a conversation for 10 minutes. Seriously Megan? I know you're young and naive, but check the timestamps. You really had to ask why you got turned down when you were back in your car 11 minutes after the interview began? Little life lesson for ya, no one has ever been hired off a back-and-forth that could barely make it to a commercial break. Maybe the crying laughing emoji was a bit harsh, but accidents happen and sometimes it's good when they happen to people who need things spelled out in the boldest, most capitalized of fonts before they are able to read a room. Just think about it this way, you can use the extra time you would have spent waiting for an inevitably disappointing e-mail to study up on basic human facial expressions and what they mean. For instance, that eye-roll you were given when you managed to sneak 16 filler words into your answer about why you wanted the position. Something like this look familiar?