Teenager rejected for job with laughing emoji text message
A teenager was cruelly mocked by a would-be employer after she was rejected for a job with a laughing emoji text message.
Megan Dixon, 18, had applied for a job at Miller and Carter steakhouse in Leicestershire, England.
She revealed that her interviewer had shown little interest in her. “She didn’t even shake my hand, didn’t have my CV out and was just sat drinking a coffee.”
Then, within just a few minutes of the ‘interview’, Megan received a text message that said: “It’s a no x.”
The youngster then responded: “Okay. How come? X” in the hope of receiving some constructive feedback about her interview so that she could be better prepared the next time.
However, the response from Miller and Carter read: “Just not engaging. And answers were “like” basic” followed by a laughing emoji and a kiss.
Megan was understandably upset. She said: “At the end of the interview, I asked when I would hear back. She told me it was never more than a few days and she had my email.
“I was shocked. The least she should have given me was some proper feedback. And the laughing face emoji was so unprofessional. It was a really bitchy thing to do.”
Megan posted a screengrab of the text conversation on her Twitter account, and has received support from her friends and family.
A spokesperson for 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.”