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The job application that went awry

In these desperate times people will say and do almost anything to get a job. This scenario that played out was sent to me by email.

Witness this email exchange that started with a job application thru Trademe. I have called Simon and the exchange is real.

From: Trade Me
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 10:10 a.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Date sent: 18 February, 10:09 AM

Hi Simon,

You have received an application for job ‘Admin/Collections Coordinator’.

Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Applicant’s name: Zing

Applicant’s email: [email protected]

Message

Hi Siman Freeman

I called regarding the working hours, when you transfer the line to another person, the line got mix up then I called again, the receptionist answered the phone. But she has no telephone manner at all, at all then I just hung up

Thanks for using Trade Me Jobs.

www.trademe.co.nz/jobs

So far so good, things are about to turn bad though;

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:18:31 +1300
From: Simon Freeman
To: [email protected]

please call again Zing

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:08 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Hi Simon

Thanks for your reply.

I wasn’t sure the meaning of solo charge between 5 to 6pm with radio that stated in the ad, she explained to me and I understood, then I had a bit relax talk with her and said it is a bit scary to stay at work by myself, then she said “if you are scare, this job is definitely not for you” Wow! it was shocking, big shock by her respond. I have been dealing with different classes of people and different ethic grounp, it is the first time I heard a person talk like this way, that shows her terrible attitude, I wonder why there is such person exist in now adays civilize society? she also gives bad image of Kiwis to other culture of people.

NZ is a beautiful country, it would be great with beautiful people(inner beauty) here to create a beautiful world.

Simon, Thank you very much your time to read this email. It was nice to talk to you. Hope you have a successful year in the year of OX.

Regards

 

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:12:25 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

You really need to adjust your attitude if you want to fit into kiwi life.

Do not contact this office again.

I have spoken to the staff member concerned and her story is very different.

Thank you

Simon Freeman

Oh dear, doesn’t look she will be getting the job….but wait there’s more as the saying goes.

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:24:25 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

go home, back to your country

you are completely mistaken – I can’t believe NZ gave you a visa.

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:25 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Get Loss. the reason NZ grad Chinese vise is because they need claver people to contribute to this stupid country. Get Loss.

 

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:30:27 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

You really are a very funny lady -its lost, not loss and visa, not vise.

Glad to see that you have a perfect grasp of the english language as specified in the advertisement.

I’m sure you will have a wonderful future here in NZ and make lots of friends.

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:34 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

No Doubt I have language problem, I agree.
But you attitude worse thana child, I wonder why people from other countries say kiwis are stupid.

 

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:37:42 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Yes, we are very stupid people. We let you into our country.

NZ is a wonderful land of opportunity that welcomes all people and races.

But your attitude as demonstrated on the phone today, and your emails, is an attitude that NZ does not need.

Go back to China . You will be happy, NZ will be happy.

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:39 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

this contry need Chinese here, that’s why John Key attand Chinese new year ceremary.

your attitude shows clearly that you are improfeshonal. as you sitting in the office to spend your time to keep sending your childish emails

 

Ok this is getting out of hand….but wait….

 

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:42:15 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

John Key is only going to China because he likes eating St Bernard dogs and he wants some new recipes.

I’ve got all day to send you emails, as myself and the other staff are having a great laugh.

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:46 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Hey, I don’t eat doy, because I don’t like the taste. anyway dog is animal, why you regard dogs as human, so which mean you have mentally problem.

Can there be good news here….there is, well sort of.

Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:54:49 +1300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

I think you may have us confused with Australia ………

Anyway, congratulations Zing, you’ve got the job!

Please be on the corner of K Road and Queen Street at 3am Saturday morning. Company uniform will fishnet stockings, miniskirt, and halter top. For your first assignment, you will be undercover as a call girl, and your code name will be Egg Foo Yong.

Another agent will approach you, a man, he will mention a special code phrase to you. The code phrase is ” How much baby”. When he says this to you, hop into his vehicle with him and commence further communications.

Please report after completion of the assignment.

Welcome aboard special agent Egg Foo Yong.

 

From: vensisa smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 1:00 p.m.
To: Simon Freeman
Subject: RE: Trade Me Jobs — New application from Zing. Job: Admin/Collections Coordinator

Argue about dogs is a good thing to say. But K Road such low thinking, you made me loss interested to “chat” honestly