here’s the sitch. I contacted a placement agency to start a job search. It was in response to a newspaper ad. I had the interview set up for tomorrow.
Earlier tonight the rep calls and leaves a message that I’m ineligible for the positions she’s recruiting for because of a no-call/no-show I had with the company she’s recruiting for. If another position at another company comes up, she’ll keep my resume on file, blah blah blah.
I worked a seasonal job for the company two and a half years ago. From the day I started there were problems. They took shifts away that I was scheduled for, they added shifts with a day’s notice and the alleged no-call/no-show date was the day after Christmas. Initially I was told I would not have to work that day, then I was told I would. I told my boss that I was already scheduled to be out of town that day and so I would not be available, and indeed I did not call or show up (since I had already told them I wouldn’t be there, starting with the interview). I was taking a business law class at the time of the job and my lawyer professor confirmed for me that the company was breaking the law by their actions.
Now this has slightly bitten me in the ass. I don’t think for a minute that the recruiter is going to have my resume on the top of her pile because this company has told her I was a NCNS. So do I call (or email) her and explain the situation in hopes that she will actually keep my resume around or would I come off like somebody making excuses? I’m inclined to send an email but if it’s not going to be worth my time I won’t.
What say you?