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There was Fire Under all that Smoke

August 22nd, 2016 at 10:15 pm

I was right to be suspicious about something not adding up about DH not getting hired by company b, when parent company was so strongly recommending they hire him. Someone at company b sat on his resume. Claimed he never received it, although DH put it directly in his hands, and followed up with him numerous times over the past several months, until the guy suddenly went silent 3 weeks ago.

Also another employee with parent company put it directly in his hands as well and has come forward to say so. The first guy also claimed DH was never even at the first interview, when he was the second person interviewed and where there were multiple other people to verify he was there, not to mention 2 other people doing the interviews with this guy.

It looks like he made sure the resume was not there for the actual hiring process, so that the other guy would be hired, despite parent company's wishes that DH be in that position. It is being investigated by parent company and probably company b, too. DH has digital evidence and whatnot to back up his side of things. There's always a paper trail. I guess people don't realize just how easy it is to get caught in a lie these days.

Which is all well and good, but right now DH still doesn't have a job or a job offer. We do not know whether the guy who got the job colluded or just the first guy, but I suspect both, based on past behavior of the guy who was hired. They are friends.

I am shocked and yet at the same time I'm not. I knew something wasn't right. I just knew it. And now I am extremely frustrated that something like this would happen to someone like DH who is so kind, hard-working, and well-liked up there. He has a sterling reputation. It's just wrong.

Man, people can be such jerks. If you can't get the job fair and square, why not stack the deck and cheat and who cares who it hurts? How do people like that sleep at night? My only consolation is that if it is proven, he will probably be canned so hard that he'll never work up there again.

DH is pursing ND at this point and a few other things. Hopefully something will come up soon. He's home now and will go down and apply for unemployment tomorrow.

15 Responses to “There was Fire Under all that Smoke”

  1. Buendia Says:

    That is crazy! I am so sorry! Hopefully parent company squares things away and figures out what happened...

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh. Why can't people be adults!! I'm so sorry for both of you. I really hope something works out soon for your family.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, that is such a *bad-word-withheld*!

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Can he contact someone higher up in the company? They need to be aware there was likely bias in the decision.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    How awful. It's always the good guys who get jerked around. I certainly hope the company uncovers the truth and deals out punishment accordingly.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Crazyliblady--It's under investigation.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow. That is so utterly messed up!

  8. starfishy Says:

    that totally stinks!! Frown

  9. Kiki Says:

    Unbelievable! I am glad it is coming out and hope it will not be to late for him to get a new job where he is valued and respected.

    I would love to know how it came to light that something was wrong and he was caught.

  10. My English Castle Says:

    Rotten. I'm so disappointed with folks sometimes.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Kiki--Because he told someone at parent company (on the phone) he had never received a resume from DH, when questioned on why DH's resume had not been hired. That person happened to be with the guy from company b who had personally hand delivered a copy of DH's resume to this guy at the time of the phone call. Also, a copy of DH's resume had been submitted with the bid paperwork way back when so obviously it had come through them at some point. The guy had at least 3 copies of DH's resume at any given time. It's all BS.

  12. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That is SO sad that people would resort to doing something so scummy. I hope that guy gets what's coming to him. And most of all I hope your DH lands something really soon.

  13. MonkeyMama Says:

    People are scummy but also very stupid apparently. ??? So sorry you are going through this mess.

  14. rob62521 Says:

    That is horrible. Hope there are some ramifications for the person who didn't share the resume.

    I had that happen to me a number of years ago. I applied for a job at a parochial school. They normally do what they call "calls", but when things get to the wire, they often will ask for applicants if you have the religious credientials as well as a teaching certificate. I filled out an application and included it with my resume. Heard nothing. Next year, did the same thing. Again, nothing. A couple of years later, I was speaking to someone who had served on the school board during those years and asked her why I wasn't even given an interview. She knew me then so she would have recognized my name. She said the board never received my applications or resumes either time.

  15. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I always hear that from my mom. It's not what you know it's who you know. I told her in a small town definitely. And she said working for the state you can always fix a position to hire who you want by dropping Minimum Qualifications.

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