Teenager Megan Dixon, 18, who attended an interview for a waitressing job at a steakhouse was shocked by a text message she received just a few moments after the interview informing her that her application had been unsuccessful.
Dixon was interviewed by assistant manager Shantel Wesson, at the Miller and Carter steak restaurant in Enderby, Lincolnshire, earlier last week.
Shortly after leaving the interview Ms Dixon received a message on her phone saying: “It’s a no.”
When she replied asking why she was unsuccessful, she received another text message saying: “Just not engaging. And answers were ‘like’ basic.” The second message also included a cry-laughing emoji.
Ms Dixon tweeted a screenshot of the message and tagged the Miller and Carter Twitter account, saying her interviewer was “unprepared and her phone was going off throughout the interview. So unprofessional.”
She later told the Sun: “At the end of the interview, I asked when I would hear back. She told me it was never more than a few days and she had my email. But I got the texts a few seconds after leaving.
“I was shocked. The least she should have given me was some proper feedback.
“And the laughing face emoji was so unprofessional. It was a really bitchy thing to do.”
A spokesperson for Miller & Carter said: “We can’t apologise enough to Megan.
“It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate.
“However, we expect our team to act professionally at all times and to give constructive feedback after any interview via email.
“We are taking this extremely seriously and will be investigating to ensure it never happens again.
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