Well, duh.

I’ve found that most people simply don’t pay attention.

Take today, for example. I opened up my email to see a message from the HR department at a company I used to work for, wondering if I’d be interested in a position there.

My first thought? “Absolutely.” My second thought? “Hey, wait. This company FIRED me. Is it possible that I could be re-hired?”

So, instead of ignoring the email, I responded, telling the nice lady that I was indeed “interested in the position, but oopsie, I’d been terminated from that company two years previously. Is that a problem?”

“It depends,” she responded.

So I told her what department I had worked for and why I was terminated. All the while I was thinking, “shouldn’t she KNOW this already? Wouldn’t she have at least glanced at my resume and noticed I’d worked there, then checked the personnel files to see what the deal was?” I know I would, just to save everyone involved a whole bunch of time. Is she simply not paying attention?

Turns out, I am not eligible for re-hire by this company. Well, duh.


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3 Responses to Well, duh.

  1. dude! shouldn’t have told them! Would have been more amusing to get HIRED and then have that little secret in your pocket 😉

  2. rachel

    I did consider that, but I’m sure it would have come up in the interview or before, which would have been super-funny, but a colossal waste of my time. And if there’s anything that is about to become a precious commodity in my life, it’s TIME. :-p

  3. leabee

    what a dipshit!