The Data Is Unable To Enter Their Brain

, , , , | Working | September 21, 2017

(I’m between jobs, so I’ve applied to a temping agency that supplies data-entry personnel to offices. They go through my CV with me and tell me they’ll get back to me within a week to see what’s available. After not hearing from them for a fortnight, I go back to find out what’s going on.)

Recruiter: “Yes, we still have your details. It’s just hard to find you anything since you don’t have any office experience.”

Me: “Yes, I do.”

Recruiter: “No, you don’t.”

Me: “Didn’t we go through this? I’ve been working in offices for over two years now. The bulk of the work I was doing was in compiling and checking spreadsheets. Not to mention, I got plenty of experience with all the relevant systems at university, and even in school.”

Recruiter: “But ‘data entry’ was never your job description, was it?”

Me: “Well… no.”

Recruiter: “Then none of it counts. You have no experience.”

Me: *as I leave* “It’s data entry. Everyone has experience.”

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