We continue to hear sad stores. And not always from the individual that has been shown a lack of common courtesy as they are seeking new positions. Sometimes from frustrated family members. Read on for the most recent.
‘This story is soooo true. As I sit here and watch my husband try to find work for now 2 years, I become more and more infuriated at how he is treated by HR depts and recruiters. He’s been in the electrical field for 20 years, for as long as I’ve been with him. He’s never been without a job. Two years ago, he got laid off because the company went under. So he’s managed to work as a contractor for low pay. From the few bites he’s had from companies HR and recruiters, they always leave him hanging. They call him, say they’re going to call him back, then don’t. One company called him, said they were impressed by his experience, then said they were going to find his online application that he filled out a few months ago on their website. She said she would call back that day. She didn’t. So he called her back the next day, she didn’t apologize for not calling, then said she would call him Friday after she talked to her project manager. Guess what?? She didn’t call him. So he waited a few days, called her, she didn’t answer, so he left a message. She never gave him the common courtesy to return his call. Recruiters are the same way. They call you, then when you call back the following week looking for an update on the job opening they called YOU about, they don’t answer so you have to leave a message. Then they NEVER call you back! It’s insane!!! Our most recent one was (name and company deleted) staffing. He called about a job for my husband. Days passed, no word. All my husband wanted was an update about the job he was called about and the guy couldn’t give a crap and be bothered to return his call. We’re all adults, we can handle it if someone else was picked for the job. JUST TELL US! These people are the ones that are determining people’s financial future and they don’t even have the balls to tell people they didn’t get the job.”
So – recruiters and HR departments – can you help us understand why this happens?
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