Whatever Happened to Civility?

Smith, Michael S.
August 2003
Click (1532-0391);Aug2003, p5
In this article the author shares his experience of an interview faced by him for a position with a nationally known consulting firm. The author completed a job application, wrote thank you notes to the interviewers, and waited for a reply. Six weeks later, the human resources director of the firm called saying he would hear from their executive director within a week about a project they wanted him to do. The author waited for three weeks and then called the secretary of the executive director and asked her if he had received the message correctly. Commenting on the behavior of employers the author remarks that common courtesy is lacking these days.


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