Harbour Air Victoria Nigel Smallwood Job Interview Jeopardy Waste Of Time Unprofessional victoria, British Columbia
Was sent a request with almost no notice for a job interview. Responded within a reasonable time frame and was informed that the job was already filled but to come in anyways for a job interview. Was informed that their phones could not call out to my rogers cell phone. When I arrived interviewer was ordering a coffee and left me waiting for a few moment to do so. He did not have any space set aside for the interview and wasted my time dragging me from one building to the next until finally kicking someone out of an office. He kept insisting that it wasn't easy work, being a rigger and in the field I am accustomed to hard work. The interview was over upon failure to list off all harbor air locations, as well as the models of air planes which they use. He complained about wasting people's time. This man needs a lesson as to what is a waste of time. The process was un-professional and disorganized. There were no tests as to my physical capacity for the job, even though it is physically demanding, in fact, the interviewer implied that it's super tough and need to know what they are getting into. Perhaps this gentleman has a problem with people not making commitments and sticking to them, or the laid back folk out here who have the gall to show up late (or not at all) on a regular basis even though they are being gifted with opportunity. Perhaps people say they are up for the job and then cower when the pressure is put on them. Well, I am not that person, and if this gentleman had any idea what it is to be a rigger then perhaps he would recognize that while the job is tough a guy like me can take it.
I bit my tongue and figure I would post here to warn others looking for work what they might be in store for. Entries here are permanent and get good results via google and other search engines, ripoffreports generally appear when one searches for a company to do THEIR RESEARCH, as this interviewer suggested that I hadn't done enough of to suit his standards (even though the job market is highly competitive and there's little time if any to waste researching a job opportunity -- the fact that I'd indicated that I'd done some research should be enough to show interest). He suggested doing my research and reapplying, however, I will pass. This gentleman is right about wasting people's time any further and I would like to warn people that if they are a jeopardy contestant they might just get this job, but for anybody expecting a shot at proving they can physically and mentally handle it you may wish to look elsewhere for work. This trick only works once with online postings, so, the next time you call someone an interview, now they really won't have any excuse since google can easily pull up this interview experience and people have been warned with regards to this stategy which says absolutely nothing as to how one would perform at this job. I have no need to reapply, I would rather warn people and then the next person (and everyone afterwards) will get a job interview that relates more to how they can contribute and perform as opposed to how obsessed they are with some corporation that could provide work. I found him pushy (but I am used to it) but also somewhat rude. I honestly don't know what qualifies this man to have a pre-madonna complex but again, expect this if you get called in for an interview.
This is the digital age, you won't have much choice but to adapt to consumers getting organized, bear in mind, the bottom line is, is that you are selling us employment. Part of the consequences of the digital age is that there are records of everything, including smart consumers who will post their experiences and dealings with various companies. This works like advertising for your company if the experience is positive, but can work against a business if it is negative. I consider my experience to be extremely negative, a total waste of time, and an insult.