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    Best way to tell someone they didn't get the job.

    I have to make the phone call this morning. Not fun. I've never done it either.
    Should I:

    Blurt out, "So sorry loser! We hired someone better," when he picks up the phone.
    Disguise my voice and tell him I'm the boss's secretary.
    Email him a photo of my middle finger with our logo on it and let him figure it out.
    Tell him he was "Too Good" for the position.
    Tell him we were going to hire him but we didn't like how he tied his shoes. Seemed too odd for our company.
    Mail him a bottle of scope with our company card and a note, "Better luck next time, Stinky."

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    Hand them the want ads with some jobs circled in red.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    "I hear McDonalds is still taking applications"
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    Yeah this sucks, I have had to make that call and I have received that call. More and more people are sending out letters. That way you don't have to listen to them defending themselves and why they should be hired.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    "I hear McDonalds is still taking applications"
    ummm... that's who he works for. didn't you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    ummm... that's who he works for. didn't you know?
    Seriously?
    Then "I hear XXXX is still taking applications"

    insert any company for XXXX.
    Suggestions: Burger King, Wendy's, Subways, Dairy Queen, The post office, Blockbuster.
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    You want to know true irony:
    I work for a temp agency. We're hiring agents to help people find jobs. The poor bas***d will probably jump off a cliff.














    Just kidding

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    No need to sugarcoat it.

    "We appreciate your interest, but unfortuanately we have chosen someone else. We will keep your resume on file and contact you if things change."
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    No need to sugarcoat it.

    "We appreciate your interest, but unfortuanately we have chosen someone else. We will keep your resume on file and contact you if things change."
    Yeah, this is my approach. I just hate making the call.

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    yes. I have been on the receiving end of a few. We all know the drill.
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    you could give them a ginzu, a candle, and point them to the kneeling bench.
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    Where I used to work we used to send them a PFO letter in the mail if they did not get the job. PFO= Please **** Off

    *edited by jsharr. please do not use creative spelling to fool the language filters.

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    I got Voice Mail!! Blah. I left a message to call me. Now I have to wait longer. This absolutely sux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    you could give them a ginzu, a candle, and point them to the kneeling bench.
    Or you could give them a ginzu, a hammer, a piece of wood with a nail in it, an aluminum can, a loaf of bread, a tomato and a film crew and have them make an infomercial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    oh, oh oh Sub - you should have LEFT THE MESSAGE!!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Or you could give them a ginzu, a hammer, a piece of wood with a nail in it, an aluminum can, a loaf of bread, a tomato and a film crew and have them make an infomercial.
    So your saying we should give them a job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I got Voice Mail!! Blah. I left a message to call me. Now I have to wait longer. This absolutely sux.
    Hey Steve, this is Sub Structure at the temp agency. I have some great news, call me back as soon as possible. Thanks Buddy!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    So your saying we should give them a job?
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, he can feed thousands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Least you got the good manners to follow up. Way too many places don't.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    The new trend is pictures sent to their cellphone...


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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    that picture implies previous employement to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    that picture implies previous employement to me.
    Sorry, I couldn't find one in crayola.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Wasn't here a Cheers episode where Norm had fire people and he kept crying during the process, making them feel sorry for him.

    Try that apporach
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    Link to company.

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    Just be totally honest...
    "I'm sorry we can't offer you the job. The other candidate had a great rack and a miniskirt"

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