Woman goes public to turn down job after 'brutal' interview
OLDHAM, U.K. — Despite being offered a job, a woman recently turned down the opportunity because she found the interview process “humiliating.”
Twenty-two-year-old graduate Olivia Bland applied for a job at Web Applications UK but underwent a challenging second interview with the CEO, according to MSN.
The “brutal” episode lasted two hours and Craig Dean “tore both me and my writing to shreds (and called me an underachiever),” she said.
Bland declined the job the next day in an email posted on Twitter, calling Dean “a man who tries his best to intimidate and assert power over a young woman.”
She said the CEO tore her down to build her back up again, by telling her she wasn’t good enough and detailing exactly why, while quizzing the candidate about her childhood and parents.
Bland later tweeted: “You may have free juice and yoga on Mondays but you certainly don’t have respect for your potential employees. Your CEO should be ashamed of himself.”
Dean apologized on Twitter, saying he had “no desire to see anyone hurt; and can only apologise if anything I’ve done has had that effect; it was not my intent.”