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Being told you're not right for a job is never easy, but it gets even harder when you're insulted for your efforts to start a career.
Most of us will attend an interview and be given positive feedback and criticism, as to cushion the blow of rejection. Anna Jacobs didn't get that courtesy however, as she received awful comments about herself.
The graduate applied for a job at the ventilation company Tecomak Environmental Services in Tonbridge, who labelled her an "oddball", the BBC reports.
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She applied for the office administrator role, before receiving an email that said: "Home educated oddball.
"Can't get a job since leaving uni.
"Forages for mushrooms.
"Difficult to assess her from her CV - might be very good but equally could be a biscuit short of a packet or a left-wing loon tree hugger.
"Worth an interview if only for a laugh."
These notes were underneath an invite to Anna for an interview, clearly left there by mistake.
She told BBC South East that she was "furious" with the email, as you would be.
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It seems like a really lackadaisical thing to do from an employee, so maybe they should rethink their work.
It's not the first time this sort of mishap has happened either, as Megan Dixon went for an interview at Miller and Carter, a steakhouse in Leceister, and was let down by a text with a crying laughing emoji.
She had a normal enough interview with assistant manager Shantell Wesson who said she would email in a few days, leaving Megan to think that anything weird or bad hadn't happened.
But as soon as she left the building, she got a text from Shantell.
It said "it's a no". Pretty brutal, huh? But it gets worse. Megan decided to ask why and the reply told her she wasn't engaging enough and that her answers were "'like' basic".
Plus there was the emoji. The ultimate rejection. A serious thing, followed up with someone implying they're crying with laughter.
Turns out, Megan was just as unimpressed by Shantell. She told The Mirror: "Her phone was going off throughout the interview. I was shocked. The least she should have given me was some proper feedback. It was a really bitchy thing to do."
Miller and Carter said: "We can't apologise enough to Megan.
"It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate."
A classic case of texting the wrong person - it happens all the time but you have to be careful in a work situation. Shantell clearly thought she was texting her manager and not Megan. Even so, that's not the way to talk about potential employees.
You're probably better off not working there anyway, Megan.
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