Let me tell you a story that about the stupidity, rudeness and blatant unprofessionalism that Goodwill Enterprises has demonstrated. You will then understand why “Good” is a misnomer. and “will” actually means “indifference”.
I sell on eBay. I have sold, quite successfully, for the past 24 years. I also write books. In-between books and yearning for a good story, I answered a Goodwill ad for a position as an “e-commercer” in their North Versailles, Pennsylvania. I figured that if my eBay store makes me oodles of money, I could help Goodwill make money.
Take note: This was in June.
On a Friday afternoon, a “man” left a message on my voice machine, asking me in I was “still interested” in the position. I returned his call . . . when his phone answered, he did not identify himself nor state the business.
No return call.
Weird. I call several more times, and I kept getting the clandestine message.
What’s a well-known author to do?
I sent an email to David Tobiczyk, who identifies himself as “Vice President, Marketing and Development at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania”.
This was the email:
Days passed, and he never answered the email. Seems rudeness runs rampant. I sent him a second email.
Instead of answering my email, he forward my email to Keith Magill, the nameless “man” who initially called me. The one with the cryptic message who refuses to return calls.
That email read:
I wanted to reach out to apologize for any breakdown in communication that has occurred. Unfortunately, I did not receive your return calls or voicemail after my call to you on July 19th. The e-commerce associate position is still open and I would gladly schedule an interview with you if you are still interested.
Keith Magill, E-commerce Manager
Yep. I contacted him by phone and email . . . days later he answered an email. We set up an interview.
He was maybe 16 years ago, and offered me a “tour” of the place. He was accompanied by a woman who seemed much more interested in the mucus-encrusted on her nose ring than answering questions.
This “interview” and “tour” tour lasted as long as a hand shake. Magill told me he would “get back” to me.
There was enough material for a story.
I didn’t want the position, especially because of the stupidity, rudeness and blatant unprofessionalism. And I don’t know if I can handle mucus-encrusted nose rings.
But today, November 25, I received this grammatically incorrect email:
Thank you for your interest in the E Commerce Sales Associate (Part Time) North Versailles, PA. position with Goodwill. However, I am sorry to inform you that the job posting is now closed.
Note the last email was sent five months after the ”
interview” and “tour”.
Told you: Stupidity, rudeness and blatant unprofessionalism.