By Anonymous - 14/05/2012 10:39 - Australia
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Very unprofessional of them. Details of other applicants should really be confidential. Anyway, good luck on getting your new job. However... something unfortunate could happen to the other resumes... >:)
Actually not. As an existing employee OP has the ability to not only review the applicants but also to interview them! Sometimes a company is legally obligated to consider other applicants. OP you are in a great position. I hope you told them why you are better than these other applicants.
Be happy that they have an interest in quality employees. Some companies will hire anyone. At least now you know you are being promoted (or not) for your skills and talents related to the job.
Not sure if they're trying to help you be better prepared, or if they're just being rude...
It sounds like they're trying to be helpful. I had someone apply for supervisor after a couple of years because he felt he deserved it but he was grossly underqualified. Maybe they were in a similar situation. OP, if your bosses have mentioned any specific qualifications that the other applicants have and you lack, maybe they are trying to avoid having you become bitter if you don't get the job. Ask them if there's something you can do to strengthen your CV.
take out a 9mm, and show them what "caliber" they're up against if you don't get that promotion