One of my fav of all time were the two young staff accountants who decided in a moment of lust to get it on in the conference room. As the story goes they were highly engrossed in making the beast with two heads when they heard the front office door being unlocked and people talking. The young man being an enterprising sort, grabbed his pants and she's, jumped on the conference table, removed a ceiling tile and climbed into the brace work that held the acoustical ceiling. The young lady arranged herself just as two guys from security came through to check the offices as they do when lights are on very late.
All would have remained a secret tryst if as the young lady was explaining that she was just working late so was a bit disheveled except that the ceiling braces gave way causing the young man (pants and shoes in hand) to drop unceremoniously from the ceiling to the middle of the conference table in his boxers. Along with a large cloud of pieces of acoustical tiles and twisted metal braces left hanging from the ceiling.
He was fired the next day, the young lady left rather than take the ration of being the fair maiden of the ceiling caper.
The managing partner said he really didn't care who was boinking whom but it had taken him years to get approval for a high dollar conference table. So destroying company property was a firing offense not to mention the fact that if one of his auditors didn't have enough judgement not to climb into a non weight bearing ceiling, he was sure not going to send him to a refinery to do an inventory audit of ammonia tanks.
The scars in the top of said conference table turned the story into an oft told reminder that captain Quig may have had strawberries but the managing partner rubbed his hand over the gouge marks in his prized conference table and shook his head in sadness for years.…
them he wants a pair for his wife. He really liked the matching vest i'm wearing and the matching handbag. Said he really wished that more women in business would upgrade their wardrobe and get away from all dressing alike in basic brown stuff. Oh and Dave as a well paid image consultant and corporate etiquette wonk, i need to mention to you that women do not take their hats off when the national anthem is played or in church or anywhere else it is appropriate to wear them. It is considered a mark of respect for a lady to cover her head in church or when the national anthem is played. so not sure what you meant by men (especially) not removing caps.
Just placed a medical sales rep who blew the gals in HR away as well as the hiring managers because she had on a gorgeous animal print blazer.
@Amy ssshhhh would that tat say , "save me from dumb men"
@ Linda Rockin it cutie, that pic happens to be Miss Amy. LOL mine actually have some bling on them as well as animal. Stuff happens. We don't stand out, we just stand up tall on those 4 inch heels.…
n her fingernails. When i mentioned to her that the fellow who interviewed her freaked about it, her comment was, "I spent so much money having my nails done for a party yesterday i didn't want to take it off, surely he knew it was the day after Halloween." Uh yes he did know that but what if you had been working for his firm (which you won't be) and had to meet with a client the day after Halloween.
Women scream to the heavens in righteous wrath about being judged on their abilities but as you point out, noone can get to the abilities if you roll in there for the interview in four inch heels, a short skirt and an animal print jacket with a rock on your hand. I don't care if the whole costume cost 5K.
The attitude seems to be, "By God i don't care what impression you get, you better take me seriously no matter how i present. If anybody thinks we are being funny when we say Halloween is over about the way ladies show up for interviews just ask anybody who has interviewed more than five women. There will be a shocker in there some way or the other. Spanx should be banned in Boston and everyplace else. Leggins are trendy and jewelry is clunky this year but not for iterviews.
I would be delighted to get down to the subtle nuances of ring or no ring. …
did clarify several times that the area was a good location for the candidate. He never asked or mentioned any desire to work from home. He is unemployed has been for six months and needs to go to work. Who would think anybody would shoot themselves in the foot by talking about wanting to work from home. I keep telling these folks that the time to ask for extra vacation, work from home , an extra week at Christmas is after they get an offer .
My mommy won't let me is one i have not heard yet. How old was the candidate, 40 and single?
I have taken a vow, actually a couple of vows, (silence is not one of them) Every time i see or hear that blubbering, whining, poor me crap about "The Candidate Experience" i am going to spit at somebody like a mad cat and say, Let me tell you about "the recruiter experience", or "the client experience". We spend an inordinate amount of time trying to beat into so called functioning adults heads the basics of personal hygene, have to tell them not to go to an interview in dirty tennis shoes,jeans with a hole in the knee and t-shirt that says "The blood Rock" and a baseball cap that smells like the cat crapped in it. We have to tell you to be on time or you fall over your ass and show up late three times in two days. All i can say is that any recruiter who depends on a candidate to think and act like a reasonable adult without giving them a play book written in big letters on a big chief tablet gets what they damn well deserve, Now tell me your sad story about your "candidate experience" where they gave you chicken salad without asking if you were a Vegan. Eat the damn potato chips and the pickle and try not register your whiney complaint on glass door before you leave the building. You people are acting like "weird shit" is normal behavior, that would be the reason for your starange candidate experience.
@Amy, Little Miss cupcake and her basket of goodies. I had one show up for an interview with four dozen donuts. She was so busy walking around the building passing out donuts that when the internal came to the lobby to get her they couldn't find her. Had to call security to find the lady passing out donuts. When they found her the internal recruiter told her that it had taken so long to find her that half the time for interview was gone so they would reschedule her. It got so much press internally that i got a call from several of the dept. heads asking if they could do a rotating schedule of a Thursday interview so they would be sure the donut lady would be there each Thursday. There was no reason to hire her just keep scheduling an interview.
I am going to start sending all these batshit crazy people doing weird shit to some job search coach , they deserve each other.…
Jobs site you know how it works. You know the terms. If you want to play in that venue by all means do so. If you don't like the terms or the way it works, don't use it. If you use it and you don't like the end results it's a little like ordering an anchovie pizza. You ordered the damn thing you took a bite and gagged. Ok, throw it out and don't order another one.
Post is funny Travis but you have to look it at like the anchovie pizza. You ordered the damn thing. Did you really think that you would get an HR rep with the capability to utilize a recruiter effectively or who wanted to if they were engaging through that venue. Ok you took a bite, didn't like the taste of anchovies, so toss it and go on down the road. Just because you made your expectations clear does not mean you get to run their process. You got to talk to the hiring manager, you got to submit a candidate. Your candidate opened his mouth and knocked himself out. Wonder what would have happened if you had sent this young lady an email and said, "Bob may tell you that he is looking for 115K. He told me the same thing but when i described your company and the opportunity he told me that he would consider 90K." "Just wanted to give you a heads up that candidates will always ask for more than they will take if they like the position so don't let that knock him out if he mentions more than you want to pay." If the HR rep or internal is young and has been given a list of things to screen candidates they will follow directions to the letter because they do not want to bring someone in then get their butt chewed because their hiring manager got hit between the eyes by a candidate interviewing then asking for more money.
I think the error in this one was not Bounty Jobs,the HR person or perhaps you it was the candidate. If he had given her a range of 90 to 120K he would probably have moved forward. If you knew that he was over their range you should have beaten him about the head and ears to be sure he didn't open his mouth and knock himself out.…
ith "but i'm a quick learner".
My suggestion if people think they are being passed over when they are really qualified for a job is to apply through the proper channels then go to the hiring manager and make him/her aware that they have applied and hope that their resume has made it to the hiring managers desk, if not a copy is attached. I honestly hate to give that advice because based on the number of resumes i get who are sure they are a fit when they aren't, i can only imagine how many a hiring manager gets so i assume that the hiring manager gets to the point that he/she just forwards them on to internal or ignores them completely. If a candidate really does know someone within the company, i mean really knows them not an online connect, i think it can help if they let that person know they have applied and ask the person they know to put in a good word for them or check and be sure that internal has seen the resume whether it's the recruiter or the hiring manager.
I just placed a guy in a Sr. Acctg. spot. I was working directly with the VP of Finance. My candidate and his wife know one of the HR people very well. During the interview process he asked if he should call the HR person and find out how things were going. NO. Thank goodness he didn't because when the offer was made the VP made the comment that part of the reason he picked him was that he did know people in the company and didn't call them to help him. The VP was pleased when he sent the offer and resume to HR, the lady the candidate knew came back immediately and said, "I know this fellow and his wife, you made a great choice.". It meant a lot more after the fact. The HR person was helpful in getting him an additional hiring bonus because instead of lobbying for him she reinforced the hiring managers decision. Networking can backfire if people are not careful. I think knowing this hiring manager that in this case it would have if there had been a full court press by someone else in the company or he felt like the candidate was trying to pull strings. Maybe not always the case but my hiring manager mentioned that he was tired of interviewing everybody's best friend, or brother-in-law or somebody's friend's kid. So i think all this networking stuff can get out of hand fast.…