Finding a job in the current economy can be stressful, to say the least. Hiring managers and business owners tend to be particularly picky in regards to the individuals they choose during the interview and hiring process to represent their company. Choosing someone that is trustworthy, productive, honest, and melds well with all members of the team can be a challenge when meeting with someone for such a short period of time. However, one interviewing boss was able to see the character of an interviewee prior to the interview when karma came calling during an interview.
Matt Buckland is a recruiter in London, according to the BBC. He was on his way to begin a day full of interviews with potential recruits when he encountered a man on the train that was impatient and rude. The incident occurred during rush hour when Buckland politely allowed a woman to pass by him, unknowing he was blocking another man. The man became upset, pushed Buckland aside and told him to go f*** himself. Buckland did not respond, but shared the incident with BBC.
“I was on my way into work on the Tube on Monday morning during rush hour. I stood to one side to let a lady get by, and ended up blocking a man momentarily. He shoved passed me, almost knocking me over, and shouted.”
Buckland arrived at his interviews and started recruiting for positions at Forward Partners, which funds startup businesses. The interviews were fairly routine and went rather well after the day had started out in such a rude way. However, an interviewee in the evening caused Buckland to take to Twitter. According to Metro U.K., the man siting in front of Buckland was none other than the rude man on the train from earlier in the day. Buckland took a moment to tweet the unexpected incident of karma.
“Karma – the guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview…with me…”
The man did not recognize Buckland from the earlier incident, until he was asked if he had a good morning commute.
“It was totally awkward. 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 apologising”.
During the course of the interview, the tweet went viral and was liked over 400,000 times.
The man did not get the job, but Buckland says karma only brought the pair back together and did not cost the man the position, he merely was not qualified.
[Photo Courtesy: BBC NEWS]