By kysier - 01/03/2015 23:36 - United States - Campbellsville

Today, I was turned down from the dream job that I was promised two years ago, once my chemo and radiation therapy was finished. His excuse? He never actually expected me to survive. FML
I agree, your life sucks 50 418
You deserved it 2 426

Same thing different taste

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What an extraordinarily awful person. You deserve so much better than that.


It's people like that who deserve the humbling experience of thinking they're going to die for two years while being pumped full of poison.

That's actually one of the most asshole moves I've ever heard of. Hope you find yourself a new job with a boss that respects his employees. Far out.

My god I am hurt for OP too. Firsthand experience with family members who are cancer survivors and I can't imagine any other human being saying words like that to a survivor. This FML is ****** up in more ways than I care to count. So many things wrong with this.

JocelynKaulitz 28

Aside from how big of an asshole that boss is, congrats OP on getting through your treatment! You don't need someone like that as your employer. When one door closes, another one opens! :)

#34, Thanks for seeing the happy part of this post! It's always great when someone beats their disease. On the job note, I feel it would have been better for him say piss off and screw a goat!

As someone currently fighting cancer I'm glad you made it through. Words can't describe how angry I would be. And to assume you wouldn't make it? We're fighters. Hope you find a better job and continue strongly!

What an extraordinarily awful person. You deserve so much better than that.

I'll say! I can't think of a more cold response. How could you say that to a person? He may not be sick but he's the very definition of cancer.

In what way? Surviving a disease doesn't mean she deserves a certain job we don't even know if he has the qualifications for the job

#134, You're right a cancer survivor not getting their promised dream job, because their boss thought they wouldn't pull through, is totally justified because they MIGHT be under qualified. How dare OP think his boss was going to follow through on the promise.

lexiieeex3 32

**** that guy -.- you don't need people like that in your life.

dragoongirl90 34

I'd **** my head to the side and say, "Give me the job or I don't expect YOU to survive."

JMichael 25

As scary as 24 looks? Yea I'd assume that's the plan!

JMichael 25

That should be she instead of 24..not sure why this phone changed it.

Im not sure but if OP really wants the job they may be able to take them to court over this and get the job.

Yep making illegal threats is always the best way to get a job. Like my post. I know where you live... or at least one site you frequent.

is it in writing anywhere, im sure you could report it if it is, theres probably some sort of legal help you could get to at least get back at the guy

Op, you should tell the boss how horribly unethical it is to verbally promise a job to someone with cancer without expecting to give it to him because he thought he would die. Then tell him you have no problem taking this to HR where they take things like this pretty seriously! When you take this to HR ask them if they really want it known that the boss turned down a job he promised to a cancer patient because he hoped he would die, also let them know it was a verbal contract and that should hold some weight. If they still refuse (which I doubt) then tell them you have no problem taking this to court or the newspaper, and letting everyone know what an ass he really is. The newspaper would totally eat this story up and op would probably get a job offer from somewhere else. This is literally one of the worst things I've heard before, he basically (maybe not intentionally) hoped you would die! Good luck op and I hope hr makes the job possible for you!

Edit: I was assuming that op was already an employee and that this was a big promotion or relocation to a different division. Just realizing that this might not be the case. However, if op isn't an employee already, he could still say most of that to the boss and see his reaction (if he doesn't mind working for a guy like that).

That's so rude!!!! and I'm glad you are getting better ?

This FML made me gasp loudly. Some people are so unbelievably cruel. Sorry OP and congrats for beating cancer.

Life's too short for negative pieces of shit like that. There has to be more than one person hiring for your dream job, and hopefully someone who isn't soulless. And congrats OP, on winning your fight!

Geezuz! My jaw would have just been dropped at such a horrible confession, and question if they're even aware of just how horrible a person they are!