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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 22:46 IST

This IT company’s AGGRESSIVE job rejection email goes VIRAL

The company not only declined the application due to a failed automated online test but also issued a stern warning against reapplication.

This IT company’s AGGRESSIVE job rejection email goes VIRAL
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New Delhi: Elite Software Automation, a Texas-based IT company, has ignited widespread criticism as Reddit users express outrage over a remarkably aggressive rejection email sent to a job candidate. The incident underscores the influence of social media in amplifying instances of perceived unprofessional behavior, raising concerns about the impact of employer communication on public perception.

Stern warning against reapplication until the end of the next year 

Shared on the "antiwork" Reddit forum, the rejection email, addressed to a Frontend Software Engineer applicant, not only declined the application due to a failed automated online test but also issued a stern warning against reapplication until the end of the next year. 

The email stated that any attempts to reapply or retake the test would result in automated rejection and blacklisting of the candidate's profile.

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Elite Software Automation took an uncompromising stance, asserting that no excuses for test performance would be accepted. 

The company mentioned a potential retake would only be considered in the event of a glitch in the online test platform, an occurrence deemed extremely rare.

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The email concluded with a blunt acknowledgment of the rejection's potential impact on candidates, advising them to focus on self-improvement.

Neitizens react 

This tone received overwhelmingly negative reactions on Reddit, with users criticizing the company's approach and expressing concern about its treatment of employees.

The incident highlights the broader conversation about professionalism in employer communication and the repercussions it can have on a company's image, particularly in the era of social media amplification.

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 22:38 IST

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