Thank you for pursuing a career with us; we regret to inform you that we have chosen to pursue other candidates who better fit the needs of our company.
Well that was another bust – like the offensives in World War 1 from late 1914 to 1917 (roughly), we have hit a brick wall yet again. Funny how they give us false hope by calling us in for a group interview, then a second interview, and over a weekend (without phoning any references) they decide: “nah, let’s hire some other dudes instead.”
These people don’t even work over the weekend, and should they not make such an important decision AFTER they contact the references? The second interview usually signals to people that they have a good chance of getting hired, but no they just threw us out like bags of trash because they can. Their lives at home are probably meaningless so they derive joy and happiness from ruining other people’s chances for employment – good employment no less where there is a real chance at improving ones finances.
“Better fit the needs of the company,” it’s not like they were offering full time work to begin with, and even then I said ‘yes’ to part time work was it was STILL enough money to scratch by until full time positions opened up. Yet these people, these apathetic freaks, would still find this as: “not meeting the needs of the company.” This almost reminds me of the old days when workers got injured and for seeing the medical attendant on hand they had their wages docked – they were injured and the factory owners docked their wages because they got injured and could not work for the rest of that day. This is why we have unions, this is why we have legislation in place to prevent companies from doing these things – you know as well as I do that the moment they take that down (certain political parties wish to completely remove any legislation protecting workers as it “interferes with the free market,” alongside regulations, health and safety, and so on) the companies will hire their lawyers (their army of lawyers) and re-write their agreements in which should the work force disagree to take an 80% pay cut, they’ll hire private military/private police services who provide goon squads to suppress (with lethal force) attempts at unionization (or re-unionization).
This trend is bad for young workers especially where they are stuck with low paying jobs all because human resources cannot get their act together, or have an agenda to protect their buddies and favour people who hand over some cash to get into the organization. Sounds crazy, and you may or may not be right, but I am entitled to my opinions like any other person on this earth – until I am proven wrong and there is a spark of hope I will continue to utter these words: “hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.” Given what I have seen in the 24-some odd months of job searching, this is something that will likely continue.