The ads for the job are still running.
Yep: an ad for that position has run in the want ads every day since January12.
I called the guy yesterday — he got on the line and I identified myself. And added “I see that the ad for the job I am interested in is still running; I am still interested in working there.”
He replied, “Do you know steno?”
I almost fell through the floor — he didn’t even remember me. He spoke to me TWICE: he called me from his home last Monday and I spoke with him last Wednesday (this was when he told me “We hired somebody; thanks for callingme because I misplaced your number.”)
I said “no, I have speedwriting.”
Rather testily he said “no, no; I can’t use that.” I told him I’d be willing to learn on line and he replied “No NO that won’t work.” I mentioned I had a bio science background and I got “No. The bio part of our company is mimimal” and after that I said goodbye and hung up.
I really honest to murgatroy wonder about any company or hiring manager that runs a job ad daily for nearly 2 solid weeks. Somebody’s got their head somewhere it shouldn’t be, or they don’t know what they are looking for or they are off in some type of fantasyland thinking that the odds will kick in for certain in proportion to the number of ads they run. Sort of like buying a thousand tickets to a Powerball drawing, figuring the more ya buy the more likely it is for you to win.
Ten years ago — and for certain 15 and 20 years ago — you’d have never run accross behavior like this from a company who was hiring for a job position. You’d get the very rare oddball; seems like now every one of these hiring managers hasn’t got it together. And with whack cases like these, how in hell are we supposed to get hired?