A month or so back I applied tor a “confidential” listing for Security/Reception positions in downtown office buildings with “confidential” clients. The name of the company hiring was not given anywhere. But for the record, we’re talking $15-$16/hour here, not IT Consultant wages.
The listing took me to a third party site where I had to fill out the job application information. Of course, being a third party site it had to have it’s own “we’re trying to make money here so we’re going to be a pain in your ass” logic. For this one, it kept asking me about furthering my education. The slightest positive response (even ‘No not now, but someday maybe’) would lead to several screens of crap about various on-line courses and colleges. Some of the screens would not allow you to continue until you selected at least some of the “please send me a boatload of junkmail” solicitations. I ended up going back to the very beginning of the process and selecting “NO, FUCK OFF” at every possible option.
You have to go back to the site daily to check on the status of your application.
Three days later (after the initial “check back tomorrow after 12pm”), it allowed me to go on to the next step, which was to enter references to be checked.
For the next week, the site said that they were still processing my application and to check back later.
Late last week, I got an automated phone call. It said something about the Confidential Job and how they still couldn’t tell me who it was for at this point, but ‘Hold for the next available recruiter’. Then it hung up on me.
Today, I tried to log into the site and apparently, my user-id is no longer active. I assumed at this point that this was the brush-off and I wasn’t getting the job.
However, about a half hour ago, I got another one of those automated calls. You guessed it, “Hold for the next available recruiter”, followed by dial tone.
Now look you pumped up cockroaches in suits, while you may think this job is all important and feel all high and mighty about it, at no point is it worth my time and energy to keep playing your little games. Either tell me who the fuck the company is and call and talk to me like a real human being, or FUCK OFF.
Geez people. It’s maybe $16 an hour. It’s not like you’re recruiting the next CEO of General Electric or anything. Get over yourselves.