Business Owner Stuns Applicant With Unhinged Text Rant

The do’s and don’ts of job inter­views for poten­tial employ­ees are often dis­cussed, but the red of poten­tial employ­ers are less so. 

One man, how­ev­er, pro­vid­ed an enter­tain­ing exam­ple of the dif­fi­cul­ties inter­vie­wees may come across dur­ing their job hunt.

The man shared his expe­ri­ence to Red­dit’s “r/antiwork” sub­red­dit, a place where peo­ple seek help with per­son­al work strug­gles.

The man explained that he set up an inter­view for 2 PM with a poten­tial employ­er.

“Prospec­tive employ­er me at 3 PM when I was unavail­able. Resched­uled the inter­view for 2 PM the day and still did not call at the sched­uled time.”

Instead of apologizing and taking accountability, the employer went on an unhinged text rant.

The inter­vie­wee post­ed the screen­shots to the thread, explain­ing the con­text behind them.

At first, the encounter starts off tame with the inter­vie­wee explain­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

Pho­to: Red­dit

RELATED: Woman Says Boss Showed Up At Her Home To ‘Prove’ That She Was­n’t Sick — Now She Wants To Legal Action

“It’s past 2 PM and I, unfor­tu­nate­ly, have oth­er calls going today so I can’t be wait­ing for your call again today,” they explain.

The employ­er is at first apolo­getic, insist­ing they’re able to hop on now. 

But things take a quick turn for the worst.

Pho­to: Red­dit

“It is very unusu­al for me to not call some­one back when they’ve agreed to prompt me with a text,” they explain, fur­ther say­ing that Mon­days are “extreme­ly intense” in their .

The texts begin to des­per­ate and almost like they’re gaslight­ing the inter­vie­wee.

“I’m sor­ry that I’m not mea­sur­ing up to your stan­dards,” they admit­ted.

Pho­to: Red­dit

But some­how, it gets worse.

Accord­ing to the employ­er, it’s nobody’s fault but the inter­vie­wee’s.

They throw the inter­vie­wee’s back at them, say­ing that accord­ing to them they were “avail­able after 2 PM” and that it was “mis­lead­ing” for them to not be avail­able right away.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions, you win,” they write before the inter­vie­wee asks them to stop con­tact­ing them.

RELATED: Hus­band Tells Wife That Next Christ­mas She Should Just ‘Take Her Clothes Off’ Instead Of Get­ting Him A Gift

Reddit users are collectively confused about how things went so wrong so quickly.

’s with the melt­down?” one user asked. “Is that a recruiter? They need to take a day off and unplug — the whole tirade just seems irra­tional and unnec­es­sary.”

How­ev­er, accord­ing to the thread, the user found out it not only was­n’t a recruiter — it was the busi­ness own­er.  

But while users are, of course, con­fused by the sit­u­a­tion, one user says they under­stand what’s hap­pen­ing. 

“Recruiters are appar­ent­ly in a gen­er­al melt­down mode right now,” they said.  

“More posi­tions than peo­ple and they’re all over­loaded. So they’re ran­dom­ly hit­ting up as many peo­ple as they can for bare­ly fit­ting posi­tions then ghost or don’t sched­ule when they get a response because it’s just a mess.”

They fur­ther explain that com­pa­nies in gen­er­al are treat­ing their recruiters poor­ly, with extreme­ly poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion and infor­ma­tion that makes their jobs dif­fi­cult.

While it’s impor­tant to sym­pa­thize with the recruiter for hav­ing to with a sit­u­a­tion many of us prob­a­bly aren’t aware of, it was com­plete­ly unpro­fes­sion­al for them to send mes­sage after mes­sage like this to the inter­vie­wee. 

Hope­ful­ly, they can use this as a wake-up call that it’s time for a

RELATED: Woman Claims She Had A Mis­car­riage After Employ­er Forced Her To Stand For 9 Hours Dur­ing High-Risk Preg­nan­cy

Vic­to­ria Soliz is a writer with Your­Tan­go who cov­ers news and con­tent. Her work explores pop cul­ture trends, film and TV, and celebri­ty news

Sign up for YourTango’s free newsletter!

Read More

Leave a Comment