Candidate accepts a job but then doesn't show up: it's his "revenge" for being treated poorly at the interview
Finding a stable and well-paid job is not at all easy; the whole process of researching the job market, sending out a curriculum (CV) and the interviews themselves can be very stressful for the candidate and also very expensive for the company - but on the other hand, these are essential steps for both parties. An employer wants to hire valuable human resources for their workforce and it is normal and natural for them to put a lot of attention and energy into their search for an ideal employee. The story of this young candidate, however, does not at all show this particular employer in a good light. A series of red flags soon destroyed the young candidate's hopes of getting a good job before even speaking to the employer - an employer who showed his true colors on the day of the interview. The candidate, after what he felt was a disastrous interview, saw fit to "take revenge" for the treatment he had suffered at the hands of this employer.
The job ad said the salary was $ 25 an hour, which meant at least three times the minimum wage for a position as an electrician - a tempting opportunity that prompted the young candidate to drive for at least an hour to reach the the company's location and where the interview would be conducted. Once he arrived at his destination, the candidate waited for 5 minutes patiently and then asked the secretary when the interview would begin: "Oh, you have to wait for the boss in this office. Be prepared because he is usually always late", she said. The young man knew this was the first red flag, but his "urge" at the thought of getting the job with its excellent salary prompted him to wait.
After an hour of waiting, the interviewer still had not turned up. The young candidate was starting to get tired and angry: "When do you think he will be here to do the interview?," he asked the secretary again. In response, the woman said that the boss was definitely on his way: "He just wrote to me and says that he will be here in 10 minutes".
The employer actually showed up an hour after the secretary's second message, thereby being a good 2 hours late overall on the agreed schedule. The cherry on the top, was that once he entered the office, he said to the candidate: "I like to keep candidates waiting, so I know I have patient people in front of me!".
Despite everything, the candidate said he remained calm throughout the interview and made a good impression on the employer. The latter wanted to hire him on the spot, but added a small detail he had not mentioned before: the pay would only be $ 90 per day. But how could this be? The ad clearly said $ 25 per hour! The salary now being offered was less than half of the advertised amount! The manager justified himself by saying that by lying in the ad, he was able to attract the attention of the best and most qualified candidates. And after saying this, the employer started complaining about how nowadays one can't find anyone with the "desire to work" anymore. The interview ended with the boss offering the candidate the job and asking him to start working the following Monday. Obviously, the candidate had already decided not to show up, given the poor treatment he received, but he had a brilliant idea on how to deal with the issue the following Monday - and the plan started with a comment posted by a social media user, which read:
"Keep your phone handy on Monday and text him every hour that you're about to arrive. Make him wait like he made you wait. Then when he realizes you're not going to show up, tell him 'I like to keep my employers waiting to see if they are patient '".