"Alumnus Of The Best Private High School In America" Wants Potential Employer To Understand That It Is HE Who Is Rejecting THEM

6 December 2012. Do you know the significance of this date? It was the day "an MBA holder, active MENSA member, alumnus from both the 'best public high school in the USA' according to the Wall Street Journal and the best private high school (Philips Academy Andover) in America" was treated "in a manner [considered] highly offensive and unusual in ANY* Western nation," by a HR representative of a firm from which he was seeking employment. And although said "MBA holder, active MENSA member, alumnus from both the 'best public high school in the USA' according to the Wall Street Journal and the best private high school (Philips Academy Andover) in America" was already informed that he was unqualified for the job he'd applied for, a 1,057 word email detailing his experience and informing the company that he was calling shotgun on rejecting them, plus a threat, nay, a promise to go public with his grievances, seemed in order.
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6 December 2012. Do you know the significance of this date? It was the day "an MBA holder, active MENSA member, alumnus from both the 'best public high school in the USA' according to the Wall Street Journal and the best private high school (Philips Academy Andover) in America" was treated "in a manner [considered] highly offensive and unusual in ANY* Western nation," by a HR representative of a firm from which he was seeking employment. And although said "MBA holder, active MENSA member, alumnus from both the 'best public high school in the USA' according to the Wall Street Journal and the best private high school (Philips Academy Andover) in America" was already informed that he was unqualified for the job he'd applied for, a 1,057 word email detailing his experience and informing the company that he was calling shotgun on rejecting them, plus a threat, nay, a promise to go public with his grievances, seemed in order.

Dear [redacted HR representative],

As an alumnus of George Bush and George W. Bush's boarding school alma mater (Philips Academy Andover), a member of MENSA (which requires a 99th %ile result on a standardised IQ test) and as a polyglot who speaks over half-a-dozen languages, all with above-intermediate degree of fluency, I must relate my experience with Wolverine and its laughable elitist snobbish supercilious attitude and approach to recruiting.

In true Wolverine fashion, you all have clearly continue to be so extremely self-absorbed and obsessed with your own reflections in the mirror to give a toss about the world around you and the other people in it.

The way I left the conversation with whomever it was who called me for a "technical" interview yesterday (6 December 2012) and could not even be bothered to deign to provide his name to the clearly insignificant non-person on the other end of the line, presumably because he performs the same interview so frequently (not the fault of any candidate) was by informing the often-incomprehensible yet superciliously arrogant non-native-English-speaking young man who rang, that I did not have any further time to waste speaking to him and that I would NEVER EVER work at such a company which would employ such poor excuses for company representatives as the two I had theretofore encountered.

1) [redacted] - "HR generalist" who contacts me twice, the first time to say that she would not be considering my curriculum vitae submission at all because of the surplus of wonderful applicants and the second saying she was highly impressed with my cv and skills set and was requesting a phone interview. During this initial phone interview, [redacted] was aloof, inattentive, discourteous, disinterested, monotonous and robotic. I doubt whether she were even listening to the content of my responses. She also must have been so utterly busy and overworked, since she did not even let me finish speaking before she hung up after arranging a second phone screen. When I asked as to what the second phone screen would be about, whom it would be with, whether I needed to prepare anything in particular, etc., [redacted] very rudely repeated that it would be a "technical interview". When asked what a "technical" interview would entail, [redacted] replied that it was a "technical interview" and that she refused to tell me anything further, after which she hung up on me mid-sentence.

2) The often-incomprehensible yet superciliously arrogant non-native-English-speaking young man - This person rings me to discuss my cv further. After walking him through my work history, specific skill sets, etc., this young man explains that my professional experiences would be insufficient for the role they are trying to fill. (At this point, I am wondering why Wolverine has apparently been wasting their and my time, since I had thus far not provided any new information which could not have been gleaned from a simple reading of my curriculum vitae, including the fact that I am a financial analyst, not a statistician or econometrician.) And yet, as if following some rote script, he continues the interview. He then asks me a question, using extremely poor English constructions and expressing himself very poorly, about a 2-headed abnormal coin which someone starts flipping. He asks what the probability is of this coin having been chosen from among 999 other "normal" coins. When I reply that I don't understanding what his flipping the coin or eating the coin or throwing the coin away has anything to do with affecting the 1/1000 probability that he had initially chosen the double-headed coin, the young man retorts with a snort, saying that he is asking a very simple conditional probability question that everyone he interviews knows the answer to, in an attempt to make me somehow feel stupider than he for not understanding what condition he was alluding to or what point he was trying to make. After several attempts to understand his point, he gave up trying to explain and began to tell me his version of the correct answer, which seemed very different to me from the question he had been previously asking. As an MBA holder, active MENSA member, alumnus from both the "best public high school in the USA" according to the Wall Street Journal (1) and the best private high school (Philips Academy Andover) in America, I have absolutely NEVER in my life been treated with such contempt or ever had my intelligence called into question and especially not in such a mocking and disrespectful way. Such behaviour might be considered typical in other cultures (I myself am of multi-cultural extraction), but is highly offensive and unusual in ANY western nation. His whole manner was offensive, insolent, bizarre and inflexible...

So, please save me your e-mail as if YOU were rejecting ME and remember that it was I who rejected YOU when I hung up on the insolent young man and told him I did not have time to continue to waste with him trying to explain how stupid I must be for not figuring out whatever question he was attempting to ask and with me trying to bite my tongue while speaking to this belligerent arrogant Wolverine employee. YOU do not get to have that pleasure of rejecting me, as I as the first to tell you I would never ever work at ANY place with [redacted] and Mr. Supercilious Arrogant as colleagues. I am sure they are not exceptions at Wolverine; there is a much greater PROBABILITY that these two are indeed an accurate representative sample (Image removed by sender. bar{x}) of the employee population (μ), with an extremely high degree of confidence (alpha=0.001).

I do intend to share my own experience with as many members of Wolverine's upper management and clients as possible (many of whom I am connected to distantly on LinkedIn, both upper management at Wolverine and ) and, but more importantly, on independent recruitment forums (i.e. glassdoor, monster, LinkedIn, etc.) since I cannot imagine that everyone at Wolverine is aware of what goes on at their own company or that potential candidates have sufficient information available to them to decide whether it is worth spending their time on a company which will likely not correspond to their expectations for normal colleagues and/or a supportive working environment. It is clear that Wolverine cares only about money.

Sincerely,

[redacted Wolverine applicant]

(1) http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-COLLEGE0711-sort.html

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