Sunday, October 05, 2008

Interviewing for an HR Officer at Venture Housing

I agreed to join a small panel, interviewing for a new HR officer at Venture Housing. We had a short-list of four and interviewed three of them, including the successful applicant.

But what I wanted to tell you about concerned the fourth person. She did not turn up and after a while we managed to get hold of her on her mobile phone. She said she had in fact turned up to the office, which is on Boaler Street in Kensington, an attractive building which was only opened 18 months ago. But she said, she took one look at Kensington and decided she could not work somewhere like that so had driven away again.

I was livid, outraged in fact.

Obviously we had a narrow escape, imagine if we had hired her! RSLs work with deprived communities, supporting them, that is pretty much what it says on the tin.

What an ill-mannered snob!

1 comment:

scouseboy said...

What a snob indeed!! No doubt her address is either a CH or PR postcode, she would be better advised to look for jobs in those areas.