Man interviewed at Amazon, didn't get the job, but they used his photo on their jobs site

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/29/man-interviewed-at-amazon-did.html

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Sounds like world class rejection, amiright?

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Blandly white?

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On general anti-amazon principles, I hope he sues them into a smoking crater. But it should be pointed out that a photo with the caption “we keep our hiring bar high” isn’t necessarily meant to show what someone above that bar looks like.

(I’m sure they just picked his photo from the “generic hiring photos” folder because he’s handsome, but still. I wouldn’t call attention to it if this were me)

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I wonder if during the interview process he signed something that gave them rights to use it? Or more likely the photographer assumed they were all employees and therefore “fair game”. He’s probably owed some money since he didn’t sign a release.

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That would be such an incredibly savage thing to do. “We keep our hiring bar high. Higher than THIS MAN, WHO FAILED.”

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Highly likely. Most tech places I’ve been to have an NDA/release that you sign digitally on entry. No signature, no visit. Methinks any place as lawyered-up as AMZN would have this base well and truly covered.

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Is there no humanity left in Amazon?

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I wrote “nope” on one in the bay but got in :smiling_imp:

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“Heywood Jablome”… Wait a damn minute…

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… But all the EXPOSURE he get!

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No model release form? Huh.

I dunno, sounds like he dodged a bullet really.

ETA: Having looked at who Edelman’s clientele is, I’m not sure he’s better off. They seem to do a lot of crisis communications for a who’s-who of unethical companies including Equifax. They also work closely with the pipeline industry, though now they’ve sworn off working for people who deny climate change, so there is that?

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No. But I look forward to the day when there is no Amazonity left among humans.

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https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/min/1011870267.html

https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/bos/4238275259.html

Nailed it.

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don’t dox me

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The annoying thing about this to me is the coercion. Someone applying for a job wouldn’t want to refuse a request like this because they’d want to show they are a “team player” or some such. I know that I would want to refuse to do this but would probably be too scared to in case I missed my chance at a job.

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Are you assuming it ever existed in the first place? I grudgingly like Bezos because of the Washington Post, but Amazon makes Walmart look benign in comparison.

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