Woman writes powerful letter to a business after the most horrific job interview experience
Fair play to her.
Recently, Olivia Bland attended an interview for a Communications Assistant role at Web Applications UK.
And apparently she was so humiliated by the CEO comments, she rejected the job hen it was offered to her.
However, not only did she reject the offer, Olivia also took to social media to share her rejection letter.
She shared the letter on her Twitter, writing:
"Yesterday morning I had a job interview for a position at a company called Web Applications UK. After a brutal 2 hour interview, in which the CEO Craig Dean tore both me and my writing to shreds (and called me an underachiever), I was offered the job. This was my response today."
Yesterday morning I had a job interview for a position at a company called Web Applications UK. After a brutal 2 hour interview, in which the CEO Craig Dean tore both me and my writing to shreds (and called me an underachiever), I was offered the job. This was my response today. pic.twitter.com/gijDpsEVHY
— olivia (@oliviaabland) January 29, 2019
She went on to share screen shots of the letter she sent to the company, outlining her reasons for declining the offer.
Olivia explained that after the interview, she ended up crying at the bus stop because she felt so "uncomfortable".
She explained that she felt the person interviewing her was trying to "intimate and assert his power".
Olivia likened her interview experience to spending two hours in a room with her "abusive ex" who she just recently broke up with, she explained.
She wrapped up her letter by thanking the women whom she had met in the company, and declining the offer of employment.
The tweet has gone completely viral, having been liked more that 122,000 times and retweeted more than 36,000 times.
The company has responded to the letter with a statement reading:
"The Board strongly condemns any form of bullying or intimidation. In response to the allegations, the Directors have carried out an internal investigation, independent from Craig Dean, including interviewing all employees who were directly involved in the recruitment process."
"In response to the allegations made, and following completion of our investigation, the Board is satisfied that no bullying or intimidation occurred."
"Nonetheless, the Directors are extremely saddened by this incident and the impact that this has had on the individual concerned, particularly as we are a company that takes great pride in nurturing the aspirations of young people."