Offer rescinded.

I don’t even want to tell anyone this. Honestly. I don’t want to tell my family, or my friends. They were all so excited for me,and now… ugh. I feel this deep pit of shame in my stomach and it’s not even my fault. I can’t get rid of the feeling though.

I was supposed to start my new job on Monday. Monday. Monday… as in three days from now.

Yesterday afternoon my ‘to-be’ boss phoned. My job offer was rescinded. I was fed a bull-shit line about ‘corporate restructuring’ and that I’m a smart kid so she has no doubt I’ll land on my feet soon.

Fuck her. Honestly.

I guess it goes to show you really can’t celebrate the victory in anything because it’s not really a victory. Last week there was no corporate restructuring… but this week there is. Yeah, yeah, yeah I see how it is.

But I’m a smart kid and I’ll land on my feet…

Fuck her.

Back to the drawing board. I’ll probably wind up working at McDonald’s soon. Not that there’s anything wrong with McDonald’s… just that my degree and the past decade of my life won’t really be put to good use at McDonald’s.

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    1. Thanks for your note. Corporations really don’t have any human compassion behind them at all. People aren’t people to them. They’re just objects to make them more money.

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    1. Thank You ❤ I'll give your blog a read over this afternoon. Feel free to add an introduction to the 'Introduce Yourself' page if you're also looking for more people in your blog community.

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  1. Yeah, I feel you with this experience as well. I am not a millennial but what you’re experiencing in the job-hunting field speaks to me. I’ve survived two restructures, one I was made redundant and bounced back relatively quickly in a much better paying job which was great. The second time was last year, and I’m still not entirely over it. I doubt I’ll ever be able to trust my co-workers again and certainly not management. Rejection can really screw with you, especially when you think you’re doing so well and find yourself on a list of people to get moved sideways in the business. Like, what the hell? Now, I am a much better-prepared person than I was. Getting blindsided can actually be something you can use to your advantage when things are out of your control to do anything about. At least that’s what I tell myself. I hope things improve for you on the job hunting front. Just know that you are definitely not alone in this shitty experience, even halfway across the world.

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    1. Wow, it sounds like you’ve been through the ringer and back. I’m sorry for what you’ve had to deal with. I know your pain. I really do.It sucks, eh? Glad to hear you found some strength from it. Thank you for sharing your story, it definitely helps hearing that I’m not alone in how I’m feeling and it makes me have more hope.

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  2. V, I really don’t have a great reply for you but I will share this…I had 2 job offers rescinded a few years back, within weeks of each other. Both would have completely changed my life (financially and emotionally) as I would have been helping the disenfranchised in a meaningful way. Both businesses tanked. They weren’t meant for me, but I didn’t know it at the time. Know that what is for you will come. You’re better aligned now for whatever job is actually yours. Hugs and blessings…

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    1. What a wonderful message to read on a day like today. Thank you. I’m sorry you had to go through that, but it’s really nice to hear such nice words come from someone so wonderful. I’m trying to stay strong and motivated. Hopefully something better comes along soon. ❤

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  3. Wow- I don’t even get that, how you are offered a job and then they call and say uh, sorry. Maybe it happens nowadays but I would have been devastated! I’m so sorry V! You have so much gumption I know you’ll find the job you deserve 💐

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  4. This is probably one of the hardest things you will face. However, you are not alone and unfortunately sometimes this happens. Two years, it happened to me. I had already booked my plane tickets and arranged an apartment in another country. I had informed all of my family and friends. That job was everything I wanted and I had been looking for jobs for almost a year before that offer came through.

    I remember at the time my dad told me that I would come back from the experience, stronger. In retrospect, he was right. Now, I am living and working in that same country, in a more stable role, which is actually more suited to my personality and skills.

    Everything in life is a lesson, but not all lessons are pleasant. I have grown a lot as a person as a result of that experience, and it even prompted me to start my current blog. Stay strong, there is something else better out there, waiting for you.

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  5. I’m sorry this happened to you. If this has created a financial hardship for you, or you incurred expenses in the expectation of starting the job, you might have recourse. Pulling a job the friday before is a shit move.

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    1. I got a new phone – because I needed to have a phone they were going to pay the bill for. I had to transfer my drivers license and medical information, and so on and so forth so I could file legal paperwork to be insured, drive their cars, etc… I spent like $600 bucks all in all. I feel like taking them the bills, honestly.

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      1. As the dust settles make sure you dont delete or throw anything away. If you have a specific document (email, letter, text) from them stating that they would be paying for “X” or you needed to have “X” for the job, then you can legally prove you incurred costs. I dont doubt you, but a small claims court would want proof. You would also have to have the offer letter for the job to prove they offered it to you. Again I believe you courts need documentation.

        As shitty as it is, I would suggest that next week sometime you send them a letter certified mail outlining the costs you incurred for the job and ask them to reimburse you. Short, sweet, professional and to the point. They may just pay you for those expenses.

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    1. I’m trying! I’m really trying. It just is so easy to get down and feel down and stay down. Especially when people pull shit like this.

      Thanks for your note. Hoping I’m here for a reason! Guess I’ll find out sooner or later.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this. As a recruiter, I encountered this a number of times and I had to be the one to tell the candidate. It was just awful. Sometimes it is restructuring but sometimes its something like they gave to job t the boss´s nephew. But, you know what, you´ll find a better job and it’s their loss.

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    1. I really hate organizations that provide jobs to relatives instead of qualified candidates. They did that a lot at my last place of employment. I really don’t respect that practice at all. It sucks.

      Thanks for your comment, I appreciate your vote of confidence.

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  7. Oh man, that really fucking sucks! ): Even though its cliche but I do believe you will bounce back, there is an innate survival instinct in you that I know you’ll find a way to make do! Keep holding on okay, meanwhile just keep looking and channel your time to something more positive in the meantime!

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  8. Yup, fuck her.

    I’m a new reader to your blog, but I feel your pain on this one – job-hunting can be a soul destroying experience, I hope things start to look up for you soon. K
    Kitty
    x

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    1. Thank You ❤ Both for your kind comment and for reading. I'm hoping my luck is about to change, too. It can't stay this way forever, right?

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  9. Oh oh Vee.
    1. Maybe you should move to the place you want to move to (Calligary?) first and then the job will happen
    Or
    2. Start to free lance. Don’t wait to do it on the side.
    Please listen to Nature. It is telling you something
    Big hug for you 🤗

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    1. I’m not sure what my plan is at this point. I know both are an option. I’m just not sure what to do. Feeling a little lost. Thank you for the suggestions though, I will be taking them to heart.

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      1. You know V, confusion and nervousness last only till you are thinking about things. When you start to act these will vanish.
        Shall pray that God guides you to the right thing that you should do 🙏

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  10. Is that honestly the reason you were given? I am so sorry this continues to occur for you. I sincerely think you might benefit from writing, as it seems you already have. I love the things that you say, and write. It has been a pleasure to witness your adventures.

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    1. That’s honestly the reasoning they gave me. It’s so stupid. Last week they wanted me to be in the company tv commercial for fall advertising and this week they have ‘corporate restructuring’ that won’t allow me to be hired.

      Thank you for your kind comment. It’s such a compliment to hear when people like my writing.

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  11. This is horrible… sorry to hear it. I know this will sound cliche but I hope you find something soon. I hate job hunting.

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    1. Job hunting blows. I’ve heard more excuses in job hunting than I’ve heard in the rest of my life. Seriously. (I’m sorry for ranting again) Thanks for your sweet comment and your well wishes. I appreciate it right now.

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    1. Thank you ❤ I think it's just life. I've got to deal with the bad before I can appreciate any good that might come. Go, stop looking at your computer and enjoy your holiday. Please! For me!

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  12. I’m so sorry to read this, I know it must suck but I’m sure something better is in store. Good luck and may you find a job that you love and enjoy, and where you’re valued. 🙂

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  13. Doesn’t seem to matter what our age, experience, etc is, corporate North America treats us all like commodities to be consumed and replaced like any other disposable resources. I feel you…

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  14. As a recent victim of corporate restructuring myself I can definitely empathize with you. Having long term, stable employment gave me a sense of serenity I didn’t know I had until I no longer had it :/

    Here is hoping we both land on our feet sooner rather than later.

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    1. Thank you ❤ Sending some luck and strength your direction so you get through this smoothly and as soon as possible. It's not a fun place to be, so I wish you well.

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  15. Welcome to the corporate world but don’t be discouraged, not all companies are that rude. The way I look at it is if they are that unprofessional from the beginning, imagine how they will be in the future. You are most likely better off. Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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