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Muns asks - Did you blag your way through a job interview, only to be caught out? Is your photography portfolio full of other peoples work? Did your potential employers google your name, before offering you a lucrative contract and discover something from your past you would rather forget? How did you fail to get the job?

(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:00)
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In a totally nonlolarious turn of events
I was phoned in the August of 2013 and promised that a prime job was coming up and that they wanted me as I had a reputation as someone who got things done. They wanted someone to manage a new team in a new department that was being set up. I spent the next 8 months working my ass off to help get this department set up, went on trips to Pinewood studios to source the new systems and equipment, poached staff from various places all over the country. The department was set up, systems in place, equipment running, staff employed, all that remained was the head of department role. The two directors that had called me back in the August told me they would interview just two other people and that it was in the bag. They interviewed me and I heard nothing.

Turns out that due to my reputation of getting things done they wanted to get me to get things done. They gave the head of department job to their mate in Bristol as they had intended to do all along.
(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:28, closed)
that's pretty lol for everybody else except you

(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:32, closed)
Needless to say I had the last laugh when a year later i'm still doing the same job as before for the same money.

(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:36, closed)

In slightly similar vein, I got a job in a callcentre building bespoke s/w for client call desks. Another project was due, the client had signed up for 25m contract(30 outbound callers for a few years), developer had worked offsite to build the supporting system. 4 days before contract to go live turns out developer hadn't built. I thought, Aha! opportunity so offered to step in. 4 18 hour days, system went live one day late, me expecting a hero's reward. Two weeks later I had been 'let go' other developer promoted 'for shipping on time and on budget'.
I had not calculated for my success making IT management look like wankers for letting issue happen. Easiest response for them was to chuck me, promote the other, and pat selves on back for on time (+1 day) delivery.

That one smarted for a while ;-).
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