Hello guys, I present to you – human trash.
To put things into context, I am back to the long and arduous journey of job searching. The previous job I landed was a fail, so after a month, I went back to twiddling my thumbs at home. (And spending hours a day on the computer sending out resumes to companies/recruitment agencies.)
Somehow, an agent from Recruitment Agency X (we will call her Agent A), got in touch with me, and we proceeded from there, trying to find the right job match for me. In hindsight, I think I regretted this decision the most. I shouldn’t have approached new agents just because of their job postings. The previous agent that helped me get my job at StarHub was so nice and efficient, and I should’ve gone through her.
So after a day or two, she had two interviews scheduled for me the very next day. I was already not feeling very well at this point, let me tell you that. I could practically smell the flu coming my way when I sneezed. It was also around this time that I realised that I probably couldn’t commit to a 5 weekday job with office hours, due to other commitments that I had. I managed to get an offer for a part time job somewhere else, and I let my agent know about this – although I did mention that I would still attend the interviews the next day as it was too last-minute to cancel now. She acknowledged that, and said that I can attend the interviews and see which job I like best later.
Fast forward to today morning, the day of the interviews. I woke up with a splitting headache and a high fever of 38.5 degrees celsius – I was in no condition to attend the interview. Dropped Agent A a WhatsApp message, and bam. You guys can read her reply yourselves. Delusional bitch seems to think that I’m faking an illness just to back out from the interviews – which, to be fair, is a logical assumption. But a few major problems with this:-
1.LACK OF BASIC HUMAN RESPECT. Yeap. Nothing much to say about this.
2.UNPROFESSIONAL AS FUCK.
Hello? I would think that by this point in your career, you would know that whatever suspicions you might have about your client, you do not say this to them in such a manner. I am nineteen, and I know that this is not the way. You could’ve phrased in in another way – “Get well soon! Since I know that this job might not be what you are looking for, would you like me to reschedule or cancel the interview appointment completely?” Polite, to the point, like how a working professional should be.
3.IS THIS BITCH DUMB OR WHAT.
Admittedly, Agent A had every reason to suspect that I was pretending to be sick to skip out on the interview. After all, I did tell her that the job matches were wrong – I couldn’t commit to weekday office hours full time. I also told her that I got an offer for a part time job. Logical conclusion would be that this whole falling-ill act is to avoid responsibility, right? WRONG. I had no obligation to tell her that I got a job offer – I was telling her this out of common courtesy (a concept that she’s probably very unfamiliar with, in hindsight), so that she wouldn’t have to continue this arduous job matching process for me, with the false hope that I would take on the job offer. Does she really think I’m dumb? If I wanted to bail from the beginning, why would I tell her all this to give her reasons to suspect me? Or does she think her Ms Holmes skills are so spot on, and that she saw all these clues, that led her to this geeeeenius deduction that has to be absolutely correct? Girl, if people were so straightforward, and if all clues led to an absolute truth, and if detective work was really so easy… then you would be working for the police and not hear poisoning the world with your toxic customer service.
I hope that, for your sake, you get your shit together.