I want to strangle someone!!

(9 Posts)
valpollicella Sat 24-Nov-12 22:33:21

Ah that's a shame. You have nothing to lose though by sending an email/letter once again setting out the facts. You can also say in it you would appreciate feedback as to why you weren't shotlisted (if that was the case)

boredbuthappy Sat 24-Nov-12 22:30:44

Not heard a thing sadly...can't bring myself to follow up now.

LDNmummy Sat 17-Nov-12 22:07:05

Hi bored, I was thinking about this thread the other day as I ended up in a similar situation.

I was applying for a job and my DD kept hitting buttons on my computer and messing up my application. Not a big deal but it reminded me of your story.

Hopefully you hear back soon with some good news.

boredbuthappy Sat 17-Nov-12 02:03:12

Just in case anyone was wondering....I haven't heard back from them...it's been 5 days. It's early, but I'm afraid that in a normal situation, I would be giving them a rind next week to see if they wanted any more info etc, but I really don't think I have the guts to do it for this one.

BabydollsMum Sun 11-Nov-12 11:51:25

Oh dear! I can totally imagine 21 mo DD doing this! I often wonder exactly how much damage could she do left alone with an iPhone for half an hour, given the chance.

If your potential employers don't have a sense of humour about this then sod 'em! I think it shows your human side anyway. Most companies love that. Good luck!

boredbuthappy Sun 11-Nov-12 02:53:37

I have taken your advice and sent a message explaining, with the finished, edited version of my application. Let's hope I haven't ruined my chances
sad

amazingmumof6 Sun 11-Nov-12 02:37:54

agree with above, clarify situation asap.

let's hope the person receiving unfinished email has kids or at least a sense of humour! come on it's quite funny from outside! if they can't laugh and forgive you I wouldn't want to work for them anyway!

I'd be worried they might employ him/her, clearly blessed with a knack to use a laptop! smile

LDNmummy Sun 11-Nov-12 02:23:44

I would explain in a short and professional message attached to the completed application ASAP.

If it would take too long to finish the application before sending an email explaining the error, I would call or email and explain the situation simply, so they know they will be receiving a revised copy of your application.

Good luck with it!

boredbuthappy Sun 11-Nov-12 02:03:32

My 20 month old has somehow managed to send an email that I wasn't finished typing and checking for errors....for a job I was applying for of all things. I just left the laptop for a minute to grab my phone that was ringing. WHAT do I do??????????? Would it be a ridiculous idea to write another explaining what's happened or should I just forget it and cut my loss.

I am so angry I don't know what to do with myself.

Advice?

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