Emails Need Some Rejection Filters

, , , , , , , | Working | September 12, 2017

I work for a company that sometimes has to send candidates information, to fill out for jobs, to their email. I had the pleasure of re-sending a bunch of emails to various candidates over the course of several days, when we discovered they had all bounced back due to some glitch somewhere in the system.

Advice to candidates: if you are applying for a job, get a free email address and make it just for job hunting. Seeing email address like [email protected][site].com, [email protected][site].com, and [email protected][site].com will definitely make the employer wonder if they are choosing the right person.

Holding Up A Mirror To Technology Dependence

, , , , , | Right | August 10, 2017

(I am the phone operator for the service department of an auto dealership. I take incoming calls, schedule appointments, and also notify people of scheduled maintenance and recalls.)

Me: “Hello, this is [Auto Dealership]. My name is [My Name]. How can I help you?”

Caller: “The back-up camera on my car went out.”

Me: “Okay, let’s schedule an appointment for you to bring the car in and get that looked at.”

Caller: ”I also need a loaner car.”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but our policy is only to provide a loaner car if the customer’s car is broken down or unsafe to drive. Is there something else wrong with your car?”

Caller: “No, but how am I supposed to see behind me?”

Me: *without even thinking about it* “Use your mirrors?”