Woman’s interview gets cancelled after she asked about salary and perks

This woman's second round of job interview was cancelled just because she enquired how much she would be paid.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:March 16, 2017 3:23 pm
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In an unusual case in a recruitment process, a woman’s interview with a company was cancelled abruptly just because she enquired about her salary and benefits. Taylor Byrnes took to Twitter to share an unfortunate incident that happened to her. Byrnes tweeted that she had applied for a menu development position with SkipTheDishes – a food delivery service. After an initial telephonic round with the company’s HR, when the job-seeker emailed them asking about the compensation and benefits she would be entitled to, Byrnes was suddenly told that the second round of interview is cancelled.

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Byrnes tweeted out the emails she received from the company citing the reason for cancelling the interview in such fashion. “Your questions reveal that your priorities are not in sync with those of SkipTheDishes,” the first email read. The second email, which was more detailed, added that the company believed in ‘hard work’ and ‘perseverance’ and not ‘focusing on compensation’. It also said, “For these reasons, questions about compensation and benefits at such an early stage is a concern related to organizational fit.”

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Here are the emails Byrnes shared on Twitter.

The tweet, which went viral online, surprised and outraged many, who have tweeted back saying asking questions regarding one’s compensation is very normal and should not have led to the cancellation of the interview.

Here are some of the reactions.

However, as reported by BuzzFeed Canada, the company has expressed its disappointment over the sorry state of affairs and said that they do ‘share a compensation package’ before hiring. It added that they contacted Byrnes and rescheduled her interview as soon as the company came to know about it.

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