NWP’s last thread inspires this thread.
About a year and a half ago, in the op-ed section of the New York Times was a piece from a fella who tried out for a copywriter’s job, took the company’s copywriter exam and then sent the entire schmengie and megillah and kit and kaboodle to the company, as required.
The gent did not hear back from the company.
He took the bull(shit) by the horns and fired off a letter to the head of HR that went something like “I ACCEPT the copywriter’s position. The benefits and salary are delightful. I will see you Monday” signed his name and hit SEND.
Within virtual moments, he got a reply back from the head of HR…and you are right if you guessed the head of HR had her Hahne’s in a knot over his acceptance letter. He let them hang for awhile and then he finally fessed up to what he did…and WHY he did it.
I tried this myself, a few times. This is all on principle — one guy replied to me and CC:ed a member of the company’s board of directors. Ha…. he went on and on to tell me “oh by no means was that an offer” and I replied back to him — and the board of director he cc’ed — why I did what I did. I got no reply back after that.
Guy #2 wanted to know What Job and I never offered you a job…you seemed like nice lady, though. Ha.
The other 2 people? One called me and wanted to know what was what…and I got no reply back from the other 2. They duly ignored what I sent. 🙂
I wish I had the link to the article; when we were still on the BE board, I posted about my little experiment and included the link to the op-ed page.
I don’t know if NWP wants to try it, or if any of you do, just to see what happens… and just to prove a point. THese people think nothing of just playing OUt of Sight Out Of Mind — come ON — how tough is it to send a 20 word email telling us “thanks but no”?????
To keep somebody hanging — particularly after they have completed a skill set test or have spent the entire day at the second interview — is just plain vulgar, crude and small minded. Get a GRIP, people — time is money and maybe we are only schmucks you rejected but do the right thing and send a rejection.