By speaknoevil1 - United States - Gainesville
Today, I got call from the manager for a company I applied for. Turns out, he mixed up my friend's phone number with mine, since we applied on the same day, so the manager accidentally hired her instead of me. He said the position is still mine if I want it, but they will have to let her go. FML
speaknoevil1 tells us more :
Hey guys! OP here. So let me explain what happened a little more. My friend and I are studying the same thing and the job is related to our field. I told her that I was applying there because I thought she would do the same thing if she would've found out about the opportunity. She only likes to take initiative when she thinks I'm going to be doing something that furthers my career and takes it like a competition. Anyway, she applied almost immediately after i told her and got an interview on the same day as I did. The mix up was due to a new intern mixing up our resumes since we came in at about the same time and we have similar backgrounds. The manager called and said he would handle it if I wanted to and I was about to say yes (because I was agitated on how unfair it was) and something stopped me. I didn't want to lose a friend over a job and she is quite grudgeful so I don't need that in my life. As fate would have it, I was offered an even better paid internship in Europe working along really great people and I couldn't be happier. Wow this is long but, anyway, thanks for everyone's advice!
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  cheeeksss  |  29

If the friend is a true friend, they would be happy for OP. It wasn't OP's fault that the company made a mistake. No reason to let it taint the friendship.

  TheNewGuy03  |  28

This is an entirely weird situation from my perspective. Do they not verify the identities of people they hire before they hire them? Did they just call OP's friend, say, "You're hired," and hang up without getting a response? I sincerely have never heard of this.

But yes ... if OP is the most qualified candidate, they should be hiring her, unless there is nepotism, which doesn't seem likely in this case.


first off I never stated she didn't want it, I said she ORIGINALLY DID not want it.
bc I skipped over the sentence where it said applied on SAME day.
yes I can read, just misunderstood
calm downn

  aruden  |  25

So #5 you never said she "didn't" want it you just said she "did not" want it? Thanks for clearing up how you got that info from this FML.