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Woman Denied Second Interview After Asking This Basic Question (Photos)

In today’s increasingly volatile world, many people are rightly concerned about their financial security. On 21 March 2017, Taylor Byrnes sent a polite email to an HR employee named Victoria, enquiring about her possible salary and benefits, in the lead up to her second interview at the company, SkipTheDishes. Shockingly, as a result of her engagement with the company and civil inquiry, Ms. Byrnes was informed that she would no longer be interviewed for a menu development job at the food delivery company. Disgusted and disappointed, Ms. Byrnes took to Twitter to share her frustration and screenshots of the discourteous email exchange.

Ms. Byrnes felt frustrated and humiliated, writing on Twitter: “Applied for a job at @SkipTheDishes. They cancelled my interview b/c I asked about wages/benefits @CBC @CBCNews @ctvwinnipeg #boycottSkip”. The screenshots she posted reveal the exchange between Ms. Byrnes and Victoria with her original email reading:

"Hi Victoria, I had another question that I wanted to ask you, If I do end up filling this position, how much do you think I'll be getting paid an hour? Benefits will also be included, right? Sorry, I just thought I should ask now. Thanks for your time and have a lovely day". These very reasonable questions were seen by Victoria as a “concern related to organizational fit”.

Victoria callously addressed Ms. Byrnes’ initial concerns by saying:
"Hello Taylor, your questions reveal that your priorities are not in sync with those of SkipTheDishes. At this time we will not be following through with our meeting this Thursday".

Many outraged Twitter uses were disbelieving that Victoria could think that asking about her wage was indicative of a lack of motivation or work ethic. In a fortunate turn of events, massive online support for Ms. Byrnes put the spotlight on SkipTheDishes and the company was forced to release an official apology with co-founder, Joshua Simair reaching out to Ms. Byrnes to express his regret at the incident and offer a second interview. Mr. Simair has also emphasized that SkipTheDishes is implementing new training courses to prevent a similar situation from ever occurring.

Source: Buzzfeed
Photo: Buzzfeed, Twitter

Doesn't seem like an adequate reason to deny her an interview.

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