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To be very upset - work related

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user1490806299 · 08/06/2017 16:02

I worked for a company as a contractor for couple of years. They couldn't renew my contract because of financial reasons. Anyway just before I left a permanent member of staff who did the identical job to me resigned. My then boss told me that couldn't hire a new one because again financial reasons. He said though there might be something in couple of months time and he would drop a line. He praised my work a lot and even got me big contractor bonus.

In May they started to advertise the exact job the person left. I didn't get a line from my boss but applied anyway. A month later I got email that my skills didn't match the criteri. I thought this the case where hr does pre selection and I called them. They told me that the hiring person had made the desicion.

I am very upset because I did do very good work in many aspects and really liked to work there. The boss praised me very much.

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PanGalaticGargleBlaster · 08/06/2017 16:06

If you are a contractor I assume you were employed via an agency? Often agencies charge high fees to clients if any supplied contractors go permanent. It might just be easier to advertise the position externally rather then pay the agency the 'introduction fee'.


user1490806299 · 11/06/2017 13:21

I don't know. I am really upset. Most of my co-workers were contractors before they were made permanent.

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Poshtottykins · 11/06/2017 14:00

Honestly - you may not have been as good a for at the place as you think ?


flumpybear · 11/06/2017 14:02

Ask for feedback - some companies expect an awful lot from application forms too, you really have to show great potential and if you don't write it in a certain way you won't get through ... plus your man may not have been short listing either


Loopytiles · 11/06/2017 14:07

That's a real shame for you, but as PPs say it might well be that they don't wish to pay the agency fee to hire you, or think they can get an even better candidate. I would ask for feedback from your boss.


user1490806299 · 11/06/2017 14:16

I know my work was good and I got lots of praise (written praise and extra bonus). I got an email that I am not being interviewed because there are better candidates. The job itself isn't rocket science and the salary is rather low, but I enjoyed it very much. I feel betrayed and have hard time accepting the fact I wasn't even asked for an interview.

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WellThatSucks · 11/06/2017 14:22

Sorry OP, but it sounds like you were more into them than they were into you. I wouldn't take it personally. Maybe they want to go with a fresh approach to this particular role and the job requirements have been expanded to include skills you either don't have or don't have a proven track record in.

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