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A. that's not what I really say.
B. You missed the point.
Becky was setting herself up as a model of integrity. But she isn't. She's a cop-out artist just like everybody else.
She makes a courtesy call to the rejected candidate -- and that's just swell. But if a candidate wants to know the ugly details she starts talking about the weather.
It would be more honest to say: "I can't tell you" or "I don't know".
I'm not saying that honesty is always the best policy. But the truth in this discussion would be:
"I don't always tell candidates why they were rejected. But I do call and tell them that they didn't get the job."
It's usually easy to tell them they were rejected if it's a technical issue like lack of a designation. But it's hard to tell them the truth if it's a personality issue.
And Becky - just like everyone else - doesn't tell the truth in those situations.
Lisa Offutt said:It seems to me that Becky and Animal are really doing the same thing. When Becky says, "It wasn't a good match" and the candidate asks for more, what they're telling her is that yes, they'd like it shoved down their throat please. Except with Becky's approach, the candidate gets to save a little more face. And assuming they were a decent candidate (or you wouldn't have presented them in the first place), it might be a good thing if they weren't too chagrined to work with you again.