With the current pandemic, getting a job would be an emotionally and mentally taxing task for many people especially, fresh graduates and people aspiring to get a promotion. Many have, in turn, lost their jobs amidst the chaos surrounding the world economy.
With many companies resorting to close down or retrench their workers, it is no doubt a struggle to obtain a job in these trying times. Despite the current situation, an interview candidate decided to end a Zoom call. Here’s why:
A post on a Lowyat.Net forum revealed the candidate’s actions. According to the user, Red_rustyjelly, he was interviewing a candidate along with his sales manager for the junior sales technician position. The candidate was 25 years old with only 18 months worth of work experience. It was also revealed that the candidate has been jobless for 10 months. After a brief introduction, the sales manager stated the job offer worth RM 2950 with additional commission and allowance. The candidate got enraged and accused the sales manager of putting up a misleading job advertisement.
The job advertisement, per se, has featured the salary from RM 2400 to RM 3200. Upon explaining that the company is evaluating based on work experience and that the candidate does not have any experience in the technical engineering industry, the candidate proceeded to tell the sales manager that the information is very misleading. This was said despite being told that he would be given the higher side of the salary. The candidate then proceeded to threaten the sales manager that he could report him. The call then ended with the candidate saying that working as a grab driver would give himself a better salary than working with the company interviewed.
The responses among fellow netizens, commenting on the post was contrasting from one another. While some chided the behaviour of the candidate, some even defended him due to various reasons.
User, jbcoder, stated that “You’re going to encounter more like this because simply, younger generations are more vocal and won’t take shit from employers who are exploitative.”
This is in huge contrast to the comments of wilsonjay, who said, “That’s your typical gen z attitude. If you think interviewing them is hard, try mentoring/working with them.”
Nevertheless, we hope future job candidates would not treat prospective employers with disrespect and instead, politely reject the job offer given.