HR people working in tech companies, let's talk about them...

*phone rings and I pick up*
HR Lady: Hi, this is [name] from [company]. I'm calling you regarding your application you submitted [some date 2 months ago!].

Me: *realizing that I've applied 2 freaking months ago* Hmmm OK....

HR Lady: Yes, well, we asked for your GitHub account, but you seem to have forgotten to provide it.

Me: *open up the email and see that I've sent them my GitLab account* Well, I have the email right here and I did send you a git account. I mean, it's not GitHub specifically but it's a GitLab account, pretty much the same thing, you should be good with that.

HR Lady: OK, let me put you on hold for a minute.

*2-3 minutes passes*

HR Lady: Hi sir, I've asked my colleague [which I suppose is another HR] and he told me that they're not the same thing, we cannot proceed until you give us the right link, you need to send us a link to your GitHub account.

Me: I mean, they aren't the SAME EXACT thing, but both companies provide essentially the same service, it's like Messenger and WhatsApp. Look, I'm pretty sure that if you give this to another programmer they'll be fine.

HR Lady: No, Messenger and WhatsApp aren't the same thing. Sir, please stay polite. We need a GitHub account not a GitLab account.

Me: *mumbling* Oh boy.... M'am, it's OK, I don't need the job anyway, I've found something. Two months is a long time and I needed something quickly. Thank you, have a good day.

  • 18
    The same thing happened to me once. Woman from HR gets back to me after also around two months, I already had something else by the time. I didn't even bother replying to her email, and then a month later she sends me another email, asking if I received the previous one. Lmao, I don't owe you anything, stop emailing me.
  • 6
    Hey, nice first post, you lurker!

    Welcome to DevRant!
  • 12
    It's very nice of you that you were calm and polite to the end. Be nice to people and rant about their stupidity on DevRant
  • 2
    Maybe the HR was from the military and was following direct orders. GitHub means GitHub. they won't except even your Github account (the one with a small H).
  • 1
    I'm so glad I don't relate to this haha
  • 3
    HR people are some of the dumbest, least useful people on the planet. They barely graduated from high school and are struggling to catch up to people they’re hiring in terms of skill and usefulness. I hope I never have to deal with another one again.
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