Thursday, September 30, 2010
What Meijer Did To Me?
I can't believe what happened to me yesterday. I've been shopping at Meijer for almost 20 years. So when I applied for several of their positions, I was stunned to receive an outrageous telephone call from a team leader. First, she asked me if I were still seeking employment? "Yes, I am." Then she asked me about my skills. And I told her about my sales experience, clothing retail experience and loading experience. So she acted me which position I would be best suited for?
Essentially, I had to guess which position they had available. But their website has several positions open. Well, I guessed incorrectly and she abruptly hung up. When it this behavior become acceptable in America?
If you are an employer, you should call a potential employee when you are sure that you have a job that they expressed interest in. If I applied for several positions, obviously I was interested. You don't humiliate people by forcing them to guess which position you are looking for. Well, not until your Meijer. Maybe this a prank call. But that doesn't make any sense.
What's happening is obvious. The job market is deteriorating and employers have the upper hand.