Teenager is devastated to be turned down for a job with a text with a CRYING EMOJI that mocked her ‘basic’ answers
- Megan Dixon, from Enderby, applied for a part-time job in a new steakhouse
- She was interviewed by assistant manager who she claims didn’t even have a copy of her CV
- One minute after she left, the 18-year-old received a blunt text saying: ‘It’s a no’
- The steak company Miller and Carter said the message wasn’t meant for Megan
A teenager was mocked with a laughing face emoji as she was turned down for a part-time waitress job at a posh steakhouse just minutes after the interview.
Megan Dixon, 18, had been interviewed by assistant manager Shantel Wesson for a position at a new branch of Miller and Carter opening in Enderby, Leicestershire.
But the A level student was shocked to receive a text message just moments after the interview finished, which called her ‘basic’ and said: ‘It’s a no x’.
Megan Dixon said the steak restaurant sent her a text saying she would not be getting a job just a minute after she left the interview
Megan had received a text earlier in the day confirming her interview and had later had an instant no, in a text probably not meant for her
When the teenager responded to ask why she had been turned down, Shantel replied: ‘Just not engaging. And answers we’re “like” basic.’
Basic is a term, originating in the US, which describes cliched or unoriginal behaviour.
Shantel then used the emoji which depicts someone laughing so hard that they’re crying.
Megan told the Sun: ‘At the end of the interview, I asked when I would hear back. She told me it was never more than a few days and she had my email.
‘But I got the texts a few seconds after leaving.
Megan (pictured) said the interviewer was unprofessional throughout and did not even have a copy of her CV to hand
A spokesman for the restaurant said they could not apologise enough to Megan (left and right)
‘I was shocked. The least she should have given me was some proper feedback.
‘And the laughing face emoji was so unprofessional. It was a really b***** thing to do.’
Megan also claimed the assistant manager had behaved poorly during the interview, by not having a copy of the teen’s CV to hand and drinking coffee throughout.
Shantel Wesson, left and right, interviewed Megan and sent her a text to say ‘it’s a no’ shortly after the 10 minute session
The company said Shantel (pictured) meant to send the message to her manager and not to Megan
A spokesman for Miller and Carter told the paper: ‘We can’t apologise enough to Megan.
‘It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate.’
The company has vowed to investigate.
The steak chain is opening a new branch in Enderby and is advertising for 50 members of staff