Lady loses job offer but gets GHC870 from company as compensation

Lady loses job offer but gets GHC870 from company as compensation

- A woman, Racquel Coral, on Tuesday, September 22, said that though a company did not give her a job, they asked to pay her a $150 (GHC870) consolation stipend

- Racquel added that the money, according to them, was to appreciate the labour she put into the interview process

- Mixed reactions trailed her post as people relived both the good and bad experiences they have had while job hunting

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A black woman identified as Racquel Coral on Twitter has shared her experience with a company where she did an interview in August 2020.

The lady said that the company went for another candidate for the vacant position. However, what they did later has really got many praising the outfit.

On Tuesday, September 22, they sent the lady a comforting mail as they asked for her account details so they could pay $150 (N58,299) for all the efforts she invested into the application, interview, and “final stage project”.

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A collage showing the lady. Photo source: Twitter/Racquel Coral
A collage showing the lady. Photo source: Twitter/Racquel Coral
Source: UGC

As at the time of writing this report, her tweet has gone really viral with over 2,000 quoted replies, 176,000 likes, and loads of comments.

Read her tweet below:

Peoples’ reactions to her tweet show the different practices of companies around the world and the encounters they have had during and after their interviews.

Below are some of the reactions it got from people:

These ones had nice experiences, citing how they were also compensated.

Others, however, commented on the shadiness of asking candidates to work on projects before they are hired.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a man with the Twitter name, Chris Sean, said that learning how to code saved his life.

In a post on the micro-messaging site, he chronologically gave a summary of how his life has been. Sean said five years ago, he was homeless.

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Years after that, his situation slightly improved as he started staying in a closet. In 2018, he upgraded and started living in a master bedroom. 2019 was better as he officially moved into his first real apartment.

On Friday, September 4, Sean said that he would be moving into his first house in some weeks’ time, and on Saturday, September 5, he would buy a brand new car.

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