Job Seeking And Destroying

, , , , , | Working | March 14, 2018

(I’m a department manager at a specialty retail store. We frequently get phone calls from people inquiring whether we are hiring, have we seen their application, when will they get a call back, etc. Standard stuff. Most people are very polite. My cashier pages me to let me know there is a call for a manager.)

Me: “Thank you for holding. How may I help you?”

Caller: *abruptly* “Yeah, I’ve left my number twice now, and I’d like to know what’s going on.”

Me: *confused* “Um… Who… I’m not sure what you’re referring to. Left your number about what?”

Caller: “I put in my application, and I have called and left my number twice in the last couple days. When will I be getting a call back?”

Me: “Well, our hiring manager has already left for the day. Let me check and see if there are any notes… No, I don’t see anything. I don’t have access to the application system, so your best bet would be to call tomorrow and speak with [Hiring Manager] after noon or so.”

Caller: *sighs* “Look: I’ve got a lot going on, and I’m really busy, so could you just have him call me? I don’t have time for this.”

Me: *done with his attitude* “Well, my manager is also very busy. If you’re too busy for this, perhaps you should look for a job somewhere else.”

Caller: *pause* “I guess I should do that, then.”

Me: “Good.” *ends call*

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