They Rejected Us(rejected.us)

5 years ago from Dominik Porada, Designer

  • Jared KrauseJared Krause, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    "Things didn't work out at a different company due to logistical issues, so I'm going to publicly shame them. Also, now I work at TWITTER!"

    17 points
    • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, 5 years ago

      Isn't there a case to be made, with all of these stories compiled, that perhaps it’s not “logistical issues”? Maybe the usual Silicon Valley interview process is terrible at identifying good candidates.

      6 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 5 years ago

        "good candidates" is a pretty meaningless term in this context. rejection often has little to do with the person interviewing; it can depend on the role, company, culture, budget, timing, etc.

        7 points
      • Jared KrauseJared Krause, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

        Or maybe, just maybe, they interviewed poorly, asked for too much money, lacked experience, weren't qualified, or a better applicant won the position.

        What are you even getting at? Are Silicon Valley companies supposed to hire every person that applies? Why is deciding not to hire a candidate such a horrible thing? It's business.

        9 points
        • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, 5 years ago

          Agreed, it could go something like:

          "I asked for 250k to work at the local ad agency as a sr dev, but they said no. I now work at Google for 80k as a jr. dev"

          2 points
        • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 5 years ago

          or a better applicant won the position <- this one. Now if ANY of these would say "[company x] picked [person y] instead and look at how [company x] failed since then!*" - in that case, the whinge would be completely legit.

          1 point