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Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

On the train this morning there was a woamn who I assume was a recruiter or headhunter. She was talking on the phone to a guy called Hugo who apparently was being offered a job as a scientist at Novartis and will be starting in August. What should probably have been a confidential conversation was being held ... at least the recruiters part of it ... in public and very loudly. Basically the whole train carriage was rolling their eyes and wishing she's shut up or at least lower the volume of her voice. Some of the things she said actuallay sounded as though they should have been pretty confidential. It also sounded as if she thought Hugo was some sort of an idiot.

Well, anyway, on behalf of the entire train, congratulations to Hugo for - apparently - landing a job at Novartis.

The recruiter was English speaking, I won't shame anybody by being more specific about the country / accent, but possibly she might be on this forum. If she is, next time, maybe find a more discrete location from which to make calls like that.
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Old 13.07.2018, 11:23
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recuiter?

The question on everyone's mind: HOW MUCH IS HUGO GETTING PAID?
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On the train this morning there was a woamn who I assume was a recruiter or headhunter. She was talking on the phone to a guy called Hugo who apparently was being offered a job as a scientist at Novartis and will be starting in August. What should probably have been a confidential conversation was being held ... at least the recruiters part of it ... in public and very loudly. Basically the whole train carriage was rolling their eyes and wishing she's shut up or at least lower the volume of her voice. Some of the things she said actuallay sounded as though they should have been pretty confidential. It also sounded as if she thought Hugo was some sort of an idiot.

Well, anyway, on behalf of the entire train, congratulations to Hugo for - apparently - landing a job at Novartis.

The recruiter was English speaking, I won't shame anybody by being more specific about the country / accent, but possibly she might be on this forum. If she is, next time, maybe find a more discrete location from which to make calls like that.
You should not be naming people who do not know that they are being named. As far as Hugo knew the conversation was private, so even putting his first name on here as well as his new workplace is just bad form.
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Old 13.07.2018, 11:25
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You should not be naming people who do not know that they are being named. As far as Hugo knew the conversation was private, so even putting his first name on here as well as his new workplace is just bad form.
In the interest of Hugo's privacy, that is not actually his name.
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In the interest of Hugo's privacy, that is not actually his name.
Then maybe easier to put that it's not his real name in brackets the first time you mention the name to avoid any confusion.
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Old 13.07.2018, 11:36
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

Hilarious



This little thread has already made my Friday.


It wasnt Novartis either, nor was it a Pharma company and Hugo is not a chemist, in fact he is a she and its for an HR job in Croydon!
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Old 13.07.2018, 12:32
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Hilarious



This little thread has already made my Friday.


It wasnt Novartis either, nor was it a Pharma company and Hugo is not a chemist, in fact he is a she and its for an HR job in Croydon!
I knew you were a mouthy chic !
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Old 13.07.2018, 11:40
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

Sorry, definitely 2 people.
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Old 13.07.2018, 11:45
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

As to the thread itself, it's a good one.

This situation could have made me walk over and ask the lady whether she is sure Hugo wants an entire train-carriage to know about this. And loud enough for Hugo to hear it.

Such a thing could/should cost her the job.
I think in future it is a good idea for me to ask people where they are exactly before starting a conversation with them.
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

It's amazing what people will share on public transport. I've overheard one side of conversations of patients with their doctor, parents with a teacher (that one was a bit heated that poor little Hansueli* was made to do sport when he was sick), and all manner or shopping requirements between husband and wife / housemates.

Have these people never heard of Whatsapp??

*made up name in case anyone was wondering.
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Old 13.07.2018, 12:24
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On the train this morning there was a woamn who I assume was a recruiter or headhunter. She was talking on the phone to a guy called Hugo who apparently was being offered a job as a scientist at Novartis and will be starting in August. What should probably have been a confidential conversation was being held ... at least the recruiters part of it ... in public and very loudly. Basically the whole train carriage was rolling their eyes and wishing she's shut up or at least lower the volume of her voice. Some of the things she said actuallay sounded as though they should have been pretty confidential. It also sounded as if she thought Hugo was some sort of an idiot.
a classic case of unconscious bias.
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a classic case of unconscious bias.
Still, having seen many, I'd say it's a somewhat justified bias.

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Old 13.07.2018, 16:24
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

I'm going back a couple of years now, but if anyone here remembers being berated by an English woman for speaking very loudly on the S16, and for making derogatory remarks about a member of the British Embassy staff during a phone call, I apologise for calling you a prick, but not for telling you to shut the eff up.
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Old 13.07.2018, 18:01
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Well, the awkward ones seem to graviiate towards certain disciplines more than to others.

Let's not get too specific here
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Still, having seen many, I'd say it's a somewhat justified bias.

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I agree; it's shocking how many idiot 'savants' there are in our profession.
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Old 13.07.2018, 20:46
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

Think I might have mentioned this before; my worst experience was a guy in the lounge asking his "girlfriend" on Facetime to take of more of her clothes.
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Old 13.07.2018, 20:51
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Think I might have mentioned this before; my worst experience was a guy in the lounge asking his "girlfriend" on Facetime to take of more of her clothes.
He didn't have his clothes on?
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On the train this morning there was a woamn who I assume was a recruiter or headhunter. She was talking on the phone to a guy called Hugo who apparently was being offered a job as a scientist at Novartis and will be starting in August. What should probably have been a confidential conversation was being held ... at least the recruiters part of it ... in public and very loudly. Basically the whole train carriage was rolling their eyes and wishing she's shut up or at least lower the volume of her voice. Some of the things she said actuallay sounded as though they should have been pretty confidential. It also sounded as if she thought Hugo was some sort of an idiot.

Well, anyway, on behalf of the entire train, congratulations to Hugo for - apparently - landing a job at Novartis.

The recruiter was English speaking, I won't shame anybody by being more specific about the country / accent, but possibly she might be on this forum. If she is, next time, maybe find a more discrete location from which to make calls like that.
Maybe next time, before August, when you see the recruiter, listen a bit more to get more detail so we can organise a nice reception for Hugo when he lands in Zürich: with baloons, flowers and a brass band.
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Re: Friday thread: inappropriate behaviour by recruiter?

So Friday 13th is Hugo's lucky day!



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The question on everyone's mind: HOW MUCH IS HUGO GETTING PAID?
And depending on the answer to the above, is he single?
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