HR, the Epitome of Incompetence

Why the hell does HR have the amount of power that they do? They are by far the most inept group of brain-dead crayon eating simpletons at every single business on the planet. 

"How many people from HR does it take to change a lightbulb?"

Nobody knows, because no one is dumb enough to think that someone from HR could actually change a light bulb. Fucking maintenance workers in every building should make more money than HR. 

Just venting to be honest. I had a superday at a big BB bank, and it went fairly well with both MD's. But not perfect, so yes I know I need to work on my technicals a little more blah blah whatever. 

But…what I'm annoyed about is that the dipshit HR talent rep handling everything keeps leading me on, week after week, for no reason instead of just flat out telling me no or not responding. Almost a month after interviewing. 

Even to the point that I was told that I'll be contacted "today" earlier this week. Only to wind up being ghosted lmao. Just seems really unprofessional, I would have rather just been completely ghosted after the conclusion of the interview. Idk, not that mad but not exactly happy. It's crazy how common ghosting is in 2021 when sending the standard "we won't be pursuing your candidacy further.." to final round superday candidates probably takes 5 minutes max. I mean what the hell else do these communications majors have to do with their time anyway…..seriously, simple email responses and onboarding are basically their entire jobs.

Feel free to tell any HR or generally stupid hiring process stories in the comments.

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Nov 19, 2021 - 2:10am

Head of HR at my former company sent a link about COVID out to the group text - this group involved basically all the other executives. She didn't even click on the link before sending, bc if she did she would've realized it was that giant black dude sitting down with his dick out and not an actual article about COVID. Insane the amount of legitimate idiots that are in positions of power

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Nov 21, 2021 - 2:50pm

lol I want to believe this story so badly

Hear me now, children, for my occupation is of much import. For 82 years I have been an oil man, a ‘baron’ some have called me. Now what does an oil baron do? The answer - crush your enemies! Grind their bones into dirt! Make them regret that they were ever born! Oil is not for the weak - it is the Earth’s milk, and only the strong may suckle at Mother’s teat!

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Nov 20, 2021 - 4:11pm

Lmao one bank i interviewed with sent me 4 separate invitations to a superday, the first three were all the same but with no scheduling and then the 4th had scheduling but they canceled it 30 min later. No one responded to any of my follow up emails idk how these people have jobs

  • Consultant in IB-M&A
Nov 21, 2021 - 1:56pm

At one of the Big 4's, I had to follow up after every step of the entire hiring process because HR forgot to contact me every single time. As a result the process took months, just for a simple internship position

  • Consultant in IB-M&A
Nov 21, 2021 - 3:18pm

Yeah I did get the position luckily, so in the end it was definitely worth the trouble. So I would say, don't let their incompetence defeat you and don't stop until you have a clear 'no'

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Nov 21, 2021 - 11:00pm

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