Recruiter: Man cussed me out on train, then showed up for interview
Posted: Feb 21, 2015 12:36 PM CDT | Updated: Feb 21, 2015 12:44 PM CDT
Not listed in the job requirements: \"barging into a stranger, who might be your prospective boss, on a crowded subway train and telling him to f*** himself.\"
Matt Buckland, the head of recruiting at Forward Partners, says that is what happened Monday.
\"I stood to one side to let a lady get by, and ended up blocking a man momentarily. He shoved past me, almost knocking me over, and shouted,\" Buckland told the BBC.
A few hours, Buckland was scheduled to interview an applicant for the company's Python developer job and who should walk in but the foul-mouthed man from the Tube.
Facebook post with Buckland's tweet has been liked more than 427,000 times.
And if you believe the Twittersphere, Buckland's story is not an anomaly. Several people responded to his tweet with stories involving similar karma:
@ElSatanico @KatieMillman I've actually experience that. Row on a car park with women. Then walked into interview ... # awkward
— BishMeister (@Bish147) February 18, 2015
But how did Buckland's story end? Not surprisingly, the guy didn't get the job but you might be surprised by who ended up apologizing.
\"It was totally awkward,\" Buckland told the BBC. \"So I approached it by asking him if he'd had a good commute that morning. We laughed it off and in a very British way I somehow ended up apologizing.\"