So, on January 22nd of 2010, I applied for a job with JumboCo. Today, I received the following email:
Dear Ms Cleanslate,
Thank you for your interest in JumboCo! We appreciate the time you took to complete our online application process for the following position:
- Requisition Job Title
We appreciate you sharing your education and employment information with us, but we also must inform you that this opening has been filled. We wanted to let you know as soon as possible so that you may consider other employment opportunities. (emphasis mine)
Thank you again for your interest in this position and JumboCo. New jobs post daily. We encourage you to continue to visit http://www.JumboCo.com and look for job opportunities that match your skills and qualifications. If you haven’t already, we recommend that you take advantage of our automated notification system so that we can email you when new positions become available in your area of interest.
If you have any questions, please contact NeverAgainDarkenOurDoorstep at 866-555-2666.
JumboCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Wow… did they really think I sat around for the past 126 days (from the start date to the end date, end date included) because it’s been 4 months, 6 days ( including the end date) since I sent them my resume. Which is….10,886,400 seconds or 181,440 minutes or 3024 hours or 18 weeks and I’ve been hovering by my phone, obsessively checking my email and losing sleep over the fact that JumboCo had not yet contacted me?
I’m SO HAPPY that they have so quickly released me from the torment of pining away, waiting to hear from them so that I may pursue other opportunities.
Honestly, I don’t think I want to work somewhere that it takes 18 weeks to make a simple hiring decision.
If anyone wants to know why people are unemployed for so long, it’s because companies don’t think twice about taking FOUR MONTHS to make hiring decisions. If I apply today, it means I need a job TODAY. MAYBE I need a job in 2 weeks… but I hope that every single person who applied for that job has another job now. Because I’m spiteful like that. And 4 months and 6 days is not acceptable in my book.