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Candidate humiliated as potential employer brands her a 'chav'

A prospective candidate was left humiliated after a potential employer accidentally sent her an email branding her a ‘chav’.

Paige Bond, 48, sent her CV in for the position of box packer at Forest Whole Foods in response to an advert in a local paper.

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Comments (4)

  • Kate
    Thu, 10 May 2018 3:56pm BST
    Lauren, although I see where you are coming from I do agree with Alex and Dan. People who are not privy to a full 'picture' of a person's lifestyle could come away from viewing a candidate's social media profile with the wrong impression. I too have seen many a 'professional' in an unprofessional state when outside of the workplace OR on their own social media accounts.

    Alex, you raise a very good point about the correct setup of a profile - the functions and options are there to protect yourself from the public, or even specific users - from seeing posts that should only be shared with friends or family.

    Dan, yes - employers should follow a proper referencing and interviewing process to ensure the recruiting process is fair for all candidates. The candidate may indeed be a wild-child in their own free time, but could also be the most diligent hard worker a company has ever employed.
  • Dan
    Thu, 10 May 2018 1:48pm BST
    Lauren, surely you understand that the prospective employee is not in the wrong here?

    I see people of Director level acting disgustingly in pubs/ bars after a working week. Social Media should not be an assumption of someones work ethic. Hence why referencing exists.

    Proper referencing would decide if the person is disruptive, irritating or not suitable for a role. I am sure the political views of a number of your colleagues is questionable but doesn't stop them being good at their jobs.
  • Alex
    Thu, 10 May 2018 1:29pm BST
    Wrong, this is why people need to set their Facebook security up correctly.
  • Lauren
    Thu, 10 May 2018 12:38pm BST
    This is why people should realise that things they post on Facebook are not private and that anyone can see them.

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