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04:02 pm: I Couldn't Lie My Way Out of a Paper Bag if I Tried
Well, as I mentioned in a comment to a previous entry,  I got a preliminary telephone interview for a job I didn't really want. I hoped this would help me be more confident, but when questioned I pretty much immediately admitted that not only do I not take well to being constantly interrupted by phone calls while I work on other tasks, I think it's generally a bad idea to make the employees doing order entry or other jobs *also* juggle telephone reception because you don't have a full-time receptionist. So, that was the end of the interview. I know I didn't want that job anyway, but I still felt like I screwed up.

Later, I got an email that looked like another job lead, but when "BestLife Financial" asked for ID and my signature on an employee agreement *before* any interview, I decided it looked dodgy. And it was, but it took quite a bit of internet searching to confirm -- they have a pretty elaborate company website that looks superficially legit (afterwards, when I read the copy carefully, the syntax was all a bit off); they appear on a registry of Ontario companies, and their street address shows up on Google Streetview as an office/business plaza. Also, googling the company name didn't turn up any "this is a scam" posts. It wasn't until I ran a search on their phone number that I found the Better Business Bureau's entry on a different company name, but with the same phone line, who seem to have pulled similar tactics. I passed on an update to BBB.

Pleased I caught this, irritated I have to do this much unpaid due diligence.


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From:heliopausa
Date:January 20th, 2017 06:10 am (UTC)
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Good for you, for spotting the trap, and for passing on info about it. It stinks that people do such things, and yes, makes life so much more tediously difficult than it has to be.
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From:moon_custafer
Date:January 20th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
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They emailed me again. I basically replied "I'm onto you, here's the proof, don't contact me again." It'll be interesting to see if they try to bluster about it.
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