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Old 05-23-08, 07:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-23-08, 07:25 AM   #3
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"I hear McDonalds is still taking applications"
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Old 05-23-08, 07:29 AM   #4
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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.
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"I hear McDonalds is still taking applications"
ummm... that's who he works for. didn't you know?
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Old 05-23-08, 07:40 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-23-08, 07:47 AM   #7
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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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Old 05-23-08, 07:52 AM   #8
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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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Old 05-23-08, 07:55 AM   #9
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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."
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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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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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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oh, oh oh Sub - you should have LEFT THE MESSAGE!!
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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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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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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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Least you got the good manners to follow up. Way too many places don't.
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that picture implies previous employement to me.
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that picture implies previous employement to me.
Sorry, I couldn't find one in crayola.
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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
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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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