My leg revealed in a now widely circulated post that they repeatedly lied to their boss in an attempt to “train her”.
Posting to the “Antiwork” forum on Reddit on Wednesday under the username u/Waddiwasiiii, who wrote, “I was making my boss think the interviewees were leaving because she was late.” To date, the post has garnered more than 36,000 upvotes and more than 600 comments from Redditors who agreed that hiring managers should respect the time of their potential employees.
“Whenever we line up for interviews [my boss] He tells me to sign up for anyone who comes in late,” the waiter wrote at the start of the post. However, I noticed that often she is late. “
They went into detail of a time when their boss once arrived 40 minutes late for an interview with a potential employee who eventually declined a job offer.
“Hypocrisy really hits me,” said the waiter. So I decided to turn the tables.
“Since many restaurants are currently hiring, it is not uncommon for applicants not to show up for interviews simply because they have already accepted a job elsewhere,” the waiter continued.
“So, every time she’s late for a scheduled interview and she coincides with a no-show, I lie. I tell her they were here, on time, but then left when she didn’t show up on time,” they said.
In the end, the applicant arrived on time. But the hiring manager was, as usual, late. The waiter said to the applicant: “Look, [the] Your boss is on her way but I don’t blame you if you want to leave, so why respect her time if she doesn’t respect yours? “
Therefore, the applicant left. Since then, the head waiter arrives early to each interview and appoints “some of the best candidates”.
“Now I’m thinking of other ways to train my master,” the waiter concluded.
Of course, u/Waddiwasiiii isn’t the only one who gets upset about being late to work.
In an article about Forbeswriter and CEO Jennifer Cohen said she surveyed 150 of her business partners and found that “more than 80 percent listed delays as one of the top three harassment in those they work with.”
“Punctuality is directly related to the amount of respect a person has for another person and their time,” Cohen wrote. “When you’re late, you’re telling your colleague that your time is more valuable than his, whether you intend to or not.”
Professional expert, Dana Manciagli, said: fast company It doesn’t make sense for a hiring manager to be late for an interview and call it a “red flag” behavior.
“If they were that rude in the interview, imagine what they would be like as a manager,” Manchagli said.
Several Redditors agreed that the delay was a sign of disrespect and applauded u/Waddiwasiiii’s decision to lie to their boss in order to change her behaviour.
“The most infuriating thing about all of this is that treating new prospective employees with respect and kindness clearly works best in the long run. Why is this a difficult concept for employers to understand?” asked u/critiqu3. “Great job, OP [original poster]. Not only are you teaching your boss an important lesson, but you are making your workplace a better environment for your co-workers.”
u/HanYang182 wrote: “Not all heroes wear a cap.”
And u/Salfriel added, “If we had someone like you for every lazy, qualified boss, things would go a lot smoother and everyone would feel respected for their time.”
NEWSWEEK I reached out to u/Waddiwasiiii for comment.