Many years ago now, I worked for a vacuum cleaner
cult company for a few weeks. I’d gone for an interview, followed up, didn’t hear anything and then, several weeks (and 2 other failed candidates) later, I was offered the job. I didn’t know the part about the 2 other failed candidates when I started.
A large part of my job was producing daily and weekly reports. This should have been easy, but there was such a convoluted way of doing it, it was a real pain. I quickly found that the person who was in charge of forwarding me the information I needed to do the reports was often late and didn’t care one bit about whether the information was accurate. When I went to take inventory, I found a horrible mess. Things were not where they should have been, product had been taken out of sequence and there was a lot of really heavy lifting I hadn’t been told about.
The onboarding procedure for new hires was horrible and the pressure to make quota for the sales reps was unbelievable. Reps leaving the manager’s office in tears was pretty normal. Turnover was high. I’d just learn someone’s name and they’d be gone.
When I asked a clarifying question about one of the reports in my third week of work, the manager told me I should have that all down already. When I came in the next morning there was a note on my desk to fax an ad to the Newspaper. The ad was for my job. When I went to talk to the manager to find out what was up, his secretary smirked and said “He only speaks to employees, you’re not one anymore”.
I never heard another peep from them. I saw the ad for the position about every 3 weeks for months. I have no idea how many people they ended up hiring and letting go, but I feel bad for every one of them. It was truly a job that sucked.