So I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why.
I graduated from a small but recognizable lib arts school a few years ago. After doing a brief ER stint, I moved to mid-office at a span bulge bracket solely knowing I would be able to look internally in a year. A year come and goes, with me working my ass off everyday. Staying way later than I should and making every effort I can to be value add, despite my junior level of knowledge.
I have been at the bank for a year and am officially "eligible" for internal mobility. I check the postings everyday and about a month ago notice a ANL level role in the asset finance group, which seems like a perfect fit and opportunity. So I apply and met with the lead for the role. All goes well, and after speaking to someone else on the team, says once interviews start you'll be on top of the list.
Ill pause here to add a bit of background. There is a girl (pretty attractive, similar age/ background) who works in my division who sits near me. Nice girl but lives in her own world. This girl is on her phone texting the ENTIRE DAY. No I swear, the ENTIRE DAY. Let me emphasize that every time I look at, walk past, talk to this girl she is glued to her phone.
I seriously can not fathom how she still has a job. And she is also interested in the role.
So we both at different times speak with the lead of the team. When I spoke with the lead, she made a comment how she really wants a female in the program as all the Analysts are currently dudes. I thought it was a bit out of the blue but turns out I guess gender was a qualification for the role.
Anyway long story short, I had to contact Human Resources to formally get in to interview (remember I had the backing of the team lead, so it was just a matter of getting HR to ok me) and the HR contact ignored multiple calls, emails, and IM messages. Never after 2 weeks heard from the HR lead. She blew me off completely.
The girl who applied for the role gets to bypass HR completely and gets the role.
I know life and particularly the Finance career path is unfair. But when a person who I see who is on their phone the whole day, trys to leave at 5:30, and complains about her role gets the desired position (essentially for being a female) over me, you can imagine the frustration.
Does anyone else have any similar stories? I know a bit long and anti-climatic but I just needed to vent as I was losing my mind here. I feel like everyone deserves one "break" in their life, and I really felt like this was the one, and to lose it to someone who doesnt deserve it is just tough to swallow.