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How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by onismate: 4:31am On Feb 03, 2016
I had seen couple of people come up online to complain about unemployment. I took it so easily not until I graduated and finished my NYSC that I began feeling the heat of unemployment and job hunting fire. Being a serious unemployed in Nigeria Is frustrating and intimidating.

My first ever job I applied for my NYSC, after the application, with even my 2.1 grade I wasn’t even invited for any form of test or interview. Na so I begin apply oo and yet nothing positive showed forth. One that pained me was the one I and 4 of my friends applied for. 4 of my friends were called and I was left behind. That one pain me sote I began crying. I felt intimidated, that I wasn’t good enough. I felt dejected and down casted. I felt I wasn’t up to my peers standard. All that made me strong.

Late 2015, November precisely I applied for a job in Abuja in an Auditing firm. A friend of mine sent me the link to apply. After applying, I was waiting for a feedback till the end of December. Yet no call or email, or even flash came from them. Na so I just forget about them, filling 2015 has gone with it.

On the 5th of January 2016 I visited my friend of mine in wuse. When I got there he was having a mini indoor party with his wife to be. They were playing “Efejoku” by Lil kesh. They were feeling the song. Immediately my phone rang. I checked the number calling and it wasn’t a number saved on my phone. I went to a corner that I could be able to speak audibly with the caller. I picked the call and it was a female voice. She said her name was Mabel and she was calling from the auditing firm I applied for the past year. Immediately I heard that, I immediately composed myself. But I was shocked the questions she started asking me. At first I thought it was a joke or complement but later, no be complement oo. Below was how our conversation went.

Mabel---- Good afternoon. My name is mabel, I believe am speaking with ********?

Me – Good afternoon .Yes you are.

Mabel---- Am from ******* Auditing firm. You applied for one of our vacant posts

Me ------- Yes I did.

Na here the call come turn another thing.

Mabel ------ Ehmm, what kind of song is that ?

Me---- Song! Which song?

Mabel—The song at the background. Or are you not the one playing that song

Then I realized she was talking about the song “efejoku” playing at my own end. I never knew she was hearing it because I was not close to the parlour where the song is being played. I was quit far from the speakers. I told her it’s my friend’s place.

Mabel ---- Why do you people like all these kind of wordly songs?

Me no know wetin to answer her. I thought she was calling to tell me that I have made it and their company had recruited me. I no come know the one wey she dey talk about song.

Me------ *silence**

Mabel---- It seems this is the kind of song you like too, you and your friends?

Me ---- Not at all ma, I …..

She cuts in

Mabel --- Our company wants responsible and sound people. Not mad men.

Me--- (I didn’t know what to tell her) Am in my friends place.

Mabel --- Your friend’s place? You guys stay in a ghetto area because we don’t want employees to bring thugs and ghetto into our company.

Me--- No ma aaa oooo. Am not in a ghetto.

Before I could finish she has cut the call. I was very pained and angry. My friend asked me to go to their office in Wuse the next day.

The next day I went to their office. I met with one of the staffs who asked me to wait for one Mr. James na so I begin wait till the Mr. James came. I explained what happened the previous day to him. He laughed and asked me to come back the next day. When I came back the next day, the Mr james directed me to one Mrs Dammy. I guessed she was the one that called the other day. But it was unfortunate that the Mrs Dammy was not around. I was asked to wait. Na so I wait reach 4pm, work close. I came back the next day, security no come allow me enter. Few days ago I got a text from an unknown number which I believe it’s from the firm. The text read. “Sorry we can’t employ you. We don’t employ thugs in ******* firm.” The thing pain me again. That was how I lost this job.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by LaurelP(m): 4:44am On Feb 03, 2016
Seems like they employ angels from heaven. What is the correlation of the song with your ability to do the job?
The job is not meant for you bro, move on.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by espn(m): 5:17am On Feb 03, 2016
LaurelP:
Seems like they employ angels from heaven. What is the correlation of the song with your ability to do the job?
The job is not meant for you bro, move on.
my thoughts though.. yeah u are expected to either keep your phone on silent or switch em off.. if your story is true..you should be thanking GOD you never got the job..the company itself lacks focus..



It's bin a while I mentioned you LAVEDA..how have you been?

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by duduade: 5:41am On Feb 03, 2016
If this was a sane country, she should be sued... rubbish... and U walk away with some cash to start a business...

Am sure she belongs to the "judgemental" class....

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Aremu01(m): 5:48am On Feb 03, 2016
Iranu

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Horlawoomey(m): 5:48am On Feb 03, 2016
If I should believe this story, I will conclude that Mabel is not serious, why did she just conclude on your type of person without seeing you.

The work was not meant for you, simple.

The last time I received such call, I was having bread and cold kunu, I had to leave my food for the 10 minutes that seems like forever chat just to answer the questions to my abilities.

We will get back to you is what ended it all, I am still waiting.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by jazinogold(m): 5:58am On Feb 03, 2016
street ti take ova cheesy

Next time mk ur friend play Godwin!

that company sef lipsrsealed but if YBNL brings their account book, them go wan audit m!

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 5:58am On Feb 03, 2016
Not even a chance for a one-on-one interview?
I find it difficult to believe a company would outrightly discredit your credentials or knowledge for such trivia. I admire your imagination & creativity though.

If this is true, then the job wasn't meant for you in the first instance. The woman probably had someone for the position, and only wanted to prove to the company that she indeed did call to interview you. But then again, you gave her a supposedly good reason to kick you out of the race grin
*In Olamide's coarse and ghetto voice* !! Iyalaya anybody! Nepotism ti take hoffa. tongue

Edit your topic, it should be 'lose' not loose. No harm meant oh.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Karleb(m): 6:41am On Feb 03, 2016
Mttshew!

DJ! Knack me Ladi!

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 6:53am On Feb 03, 2016
what a wonderful soap-opera.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 7:15am On Feb 03, 2016
If this is true then you sef no sharp. Why would you let her just intimidate you like that? That company lacks credibility, the 1st time I had a telephone interview the lady called me after I waited 5hrs for the call. She noticed I was a bit pissed off and she apologised to me several times. I passed and was invited for the next stage, too bad I couldn't make it for personal reasons.
In my experiences, the HR people are always very nice just like customer service because they are at a point between the company and the outside and potential workforce. OP you should have asked her to hold on for a second while you excuse yourself completely. Tell her that the choice of music of others is not a priority in the conversation and never say you are at a friends place(it makes u sound like a jobless and galivanting person). Rather say you were at a public place and the call caught you unaware but you are ready to answer all her questions to the best of your ability.
Another advice also to everyone, just as you have a formal way of writing emails, also have a formal voice(fake some frank edoho type of voice if you can) by your voice they can tell if you are a walk over.. OP was probably fidgeting and with a shaky voice while trying to explain himself, some people feed off who they perceive as weak to grow their ego.
I assume you weren't informed prior to the call so you weren't ready for the call, that's another sign of disorganisation on their part. You just may have dodged a bullet. Thank God but NEVER never feel intimidated again

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Abrahamweb(m): 7:16am On Feb 03, 2016
that's what you get from yeye and fanatical Christians.you wan tell me say na angels dy work there

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by CivilzedTyger(m): 7:25am On Feb 03, 2016
lol op I'm sorry ooo but they don't have a place for you and touts like you in their company. grin gbamiloke ooo edariji mi ke!!

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 7:30am On Feb 03, 2016
onismate:
I had seen couple of people come up online to complain about unemployment. I took it so easily not until I graduated and finished my NYSC that I began feeling the heat of unemployment and job hunting fire. Being a serious unemployed in Nigeria Is frustrating and intimidating.

My first ever job I applied for my NYSC, after the application, with even my 2.1 grade I wasn’t even invited for any form of test or interview. Na so I begin apply oo and yet nothing positive showed forth. One that pained me was the one I and 4 of my friends applied for. 4 of my friends were called and I was left behind. That one pain me sote I began crying. I felt intimidated, that I wasn’t good enough. I felt dejected and down casted. I felt I wasn’t up to my peers standard. All that made me strong.

Late 2015, November precisely I applied for a job in Abuja in an Auditing firm. A friend of mine sent me the link to apply. After applying, I was waiting for a feedback till the end of December. Yet no call or email, or even flash came from them. Na so I just forget about them, filling 2015 has gone with it.

On the 5th of January 2016 I visited my friend of mine in wuse. When I got there he was having a mini indoor party with his wife to be. They were playing “Efejoku” by Lil kesh. They were feeling the song. Immediately my phone rang. I checked the number calling and it wasn’t a number saved on my phone. I went to a corner that I could be able to speak audibly with the caller. I picked the call and it was a female voice. She said her name was Mabel and she was calling from the auditing firm I applied for the past year. Immediately I heard that, I immediately composed myself. But I was shocked the questions she started asking me. At first I thought it was a joke or complement but later, no be complement oo. Below was how our conversation went.

Mabel---- Good afternoon. My name is mabel, I believe am speaking with ********?

Me – Good afternoon .Yes you are.

Mabel---- Am from ******* Auditing firm. You applied for one of our vacant posts

Me ------- Yes I did.

Na here the call come turn another thing.

Mabel ------ Ehmm, what kind of song is that ?

Me---- Song! Which song?

Mabel—The song at the background. Or are you not the one playing that song

Then I realized she was talking about the song “efejoku” playing at my own end. I never knew she was hearing it because I was not close to the parlour where the song is being played. I was quit far from the speakers. I told her it’s my friend’s place.

Mabel ---- Why do you people like all these kind of wordly songs?

Me no know wetin to answer her. I thought she was calling to tell me that I have made it and their company had recruited me. I no come know the one wey she dey talk about song.

Me------ *silence**

Mabel---- It seems this is the kind of song you like too, you and your friends?

Me ---- Not at all ma, I …..

She cuts in

Mabel --- Our company wants responsible and sound people. Not mad men.

Me--- (I didn’t know what to tell her) Am in my friends place.

Mabel --- Your friend’s place? You guys stay in a ghetto area because we don’t want employees to bring thugs and ghetto into our company.

Me--- No ma aaa oooo. Am not in a ghetto.

Before I could finish she has cut the call. I was very pained and angry. My friend asked me to go to their office in Wuse the next day.

The next day I went to their office. I met with one of the staffs who asked me to wait for one Mr. James na so I begin wait till the Mr. James came. I explained what happened the previous day to him. He laughed and asked me to come back the next day. When I came back the next day, the Mr james directed me to one Mrs Dammy. I guessed she was the one that called the other day. But it was unfortunate that the Mrs Dammy was not around. I was asked to wait. Na so I wait reach 4pm, work close. I came back the next day, security no come allow me enter. Few days ago I got a text from an unknown number which I believe it’s from the firm. The text read. “Sorry we can’t employ you. We don’t employ thugs in ******* firm.” The thing pain me again. That was how I lost this job.

http://www.hovabuzz.com/frontline/1088-the-disastrous-way-i-lost-a-job-because-of-lil-kesh-s-song-efejoku

LIESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mabel --- Our company wants responsible and sound people. Not mad men.


No company HR will say these. Except you applied for a job at one shop in otigba.
And if this is true in any way, be bold enough to tell whichever idiot it is that he or she has no manners. The kinda song you listen to is none of their fukcing business.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Kelechi2020(m): 7:56am On Feb 03, 2016
kyrieEleisom:
If this is true then you sef no sharp. Why would you let her just intimidate you like that? That company lacks credibility, the 1st time I had a telephone interview the lady called me after I waited 5hrs for the call. She noticed I was a bit pissed off and she apologised to me several times. I passed and was invited for the next stage, too bad I couldn't make it for personal reasons.
In my experiences, the HR people are always very nice just like customer service because they are at a point between the company and the outside and potential workforce. OP you should have asked her to hold on for a second while you excuse yourself completely. Tell her that the choice of music of others is not a priority in the conversation and never say you are at a friends place(it makes u sound like a jobless and galivanting person). Rather say you were at a public place and the call caught you unaware but you are ready to answer all her questions to the best of your ability.
Another advice also to everyone, just as you have a formal way of writing emails, also have a formal voice(fake some frank edoho type of voice if you can) by your voice they can tell if you are a walk over.. OP was probably fidgeting and with a shaky voice while trying to explain himself, some people feed off who they perceive as weak to grow their ego.
I assume you weren't informed prior to the call so you weren't ready for the call, that's another sign of disorganisation on their part. You just may have dodged a bullet. Thank God but NEVER never feel intimidated again


You nailed it........ I always end my email with regards
my name and qualifications

I guess I should apply such to my other dealings...

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Larynx(m): 7:58am On Feb 03, 2016
I smell lies.... @Op, u must be a very good liar

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by dazzlingd(m): 8:01am On Feb 03, 2016
I don't believe this

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Taiye4Christ(m): 8:04am On Feb 03, 2016
With all the insults hauled on your person, you still had the time to be checking in on the dis organization Sitting in their office and waiting for one yeye madam until closing time....


Too much desperation makes one unattractive.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Lobolintin(m): 8:09am On Feb 03, 2016
Laughs and faints..,,



Had one when I was doing my Nysc,,,

From yankee tho,,,,

She calmed down for me and rescheduled

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by tunesoft(m): 8:10am On Feb 03, 2016
kyrieEleisom:
If this is true then you sef no sharp. Why would you let her just intimidate you like that? That company lacks credibility, the 1st time I had a telephone interview the lady called me after I waited 5hrs for the call. She noticed I was a bit pissed off and she apologised to me several times. I passed and was invited for the next stage, too bad I couldn't make it for personal reasons.
In my experiences, the HR people are always very nice just like customer service because they are at a point between the company and the outside and potential workforce. OP you should have asked her to hold on for a second while you excuse yourself completely. Tell her that the choice of music of others is not a priority in the conversation and never say you are at a friends place(it makes u sound like a jobless and galivanting person). Rather say you were at a public place and the call caught you unaware but you are ready to answer all her questions to the best of your ability.
Another advice also to everyone, just as you have a formal way of writing emails, also have a formal voice(fake some frank edoho type of voice if you can) by your voice they can tell if you are a walk over.. OP was probably fidgeting and with a shaky voice while trying to explain himself, some people feed off who they perceive as weak to grow their ego.
I assume you weren't informed prior to the call so you weren't ready for the call, that's another sign of disorganisation on their part. You just may have dodged a bullet. Thank God but NEVER never feel intimidated again
Now this what I call good advise..GOD BLESS U

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by jashar(f): 8:19am On Feb 03, 2016
if it was Terry G playing in the background, would she have fainted on the phone ni? 'Nansense'.

Lesson learnt. Next time such a thing occurs, excuse yourself totally from the noisy place. I personally don't think it's even ok to pick a call where there is a noisy background. Where it can't be helped like on the road or in public, I quickly explain to the caller why I can't talk for long and call back later or for the case of an interview, I reschedule the call.
Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by prisiluv(f): 8:21am On Feb 03, 2016
Hmmmm smiley smiley issalie jorh wink grin

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 8:32am On Feb 03, 2016
No professional HR personnel would tell you that, unless you applied for a position at the Scripture Union of Nigeria.

However, the kind of songs we listen to is very important.

We had a meeting with our MD and suddenly, one of my colleague's phone rang. The ring tone was this Psquare's song " o set".

The guy just nervously walked to where it was charging and switched it off. The MD started laughing. He said "Your confidence died because you know that ringtone is unbecoming of a professional like you, how can you have a ringtone like that?"

The MD wasn't disappointed that his phone rang, it was his choice of ringtone that shocked him.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Dahveydson(m): 8:33am On Feb 03, 2016
Op Try another field. Lying is not your best bet.


If you believe this story then I don't know what to say to you.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by obiaguna(m): 8:33am On Feb 03, 2016
Op don't stress too much. Those are the type of companies that pay 20k per month and would still owe you on top with you working countless hours plus overtime. I don't usually say this but na "end time job". Lol.

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by Nobody: 9:02am On Feb 03, 2016
Mtchewww.......stupid company,I don't know how some people can be so dumb! Mabel is a fool, mabel is a idiot, dummy to the core. I hate Mabel. if you unscramble Mabel, it will turn to BLAME, I blame the the fucking idiot, for depriving someone a job. what's wrong with efejoku?

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by udysweet(f): 9:05am On Feb 03, 2016
LaurelP:
Seems like they employ angels from heaven. What is the correlation of the song with your ability to do the job?
The job is not meant for you bro, move on.
I quite agree with you here,the job wasn't his' wats wit the holier than thou attitude of the firm? Who does such?I won't doubt dat dey dnt hav womanisers in there,married women who go afta other men and evn som form of corruption! Wch one be thugs? Was he suposd to be playing don moen(because if he play dos kirk franklins or dos gbam gbam dim dim kind of gospel dem fit say na Christian thug,hahaha)
My dear Op,the best wil com to u on a platter of gold,I admie ur courage and calm dispostion sef.
God will surprise u and others(my siblings too) wit jobs dis year ,Amen!

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by LaurelP(m): 9:19am On Feb 03, 2016
udysweet:

I quite agree with you here,the job wasn't his' wats wit the holier than thou attitude of the firm? Who does such?I won't doubt dat dey dnt hav womanisers in there,married women who go afta other men and evn som form of corruption! Wch one be thugs? Was he suposd to be playing don moen(because if he play dos kirk franklins or dos gbam gbam dim dim kind of gospel dem fit say na Christian thug,hahaha)
My dear Op,the best wil com to u on a platter of gold,I admie ur courage and calm dispostion sef.
God will surprise u and others(my siblings too) wit jobs dis year ,Amen!



grin gbam gbam dim dim

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by OlayinkaFawaz(m): 9:52am On Feb 03, 2016
SKIBO!!!
thunder fire that company...
no worry, job dey come ur way bro..

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by ednut1(m): 10:16am On Feb 03, 2016
i have come to notice that this hova blog guys just make up stories abeg

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by macklef(m): 10:24am On Feb 03, 2016
Some people hate lil keshs song with passion.
I swear i can do the same if i want to employ someone and i hear those songs.
Am not d holy holy type o. But dos songs should not be played in public, u send a rong message
Even if u like it, use earpiece. Responsible people hate lil kesh. Na tout im b

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Re: How Lil Kesh's Song, "Efejoku" Made Me Lose A Job Offer by tasceige(m): 11:01am On Feb 03, 2016
kyrieEleisom:
If this is true then you sef no sharp. Why would you let her just intimidate you like that? That company lacks credibility, the 1st time I had a telephone interview the lady called me after I waited 5hrs for the call. She noticed I was a bit pissed off and she apologised to me several times. I passed and was invited for the next stage, too bad I couldn't make it for personal reasons.
In my experiences, the HR people are always very nice just like customer service because they are at a point between the company and the outside and potential workforce. OP you should have asked her to hold on for a second while you excuse yourself completely. Tell her that the choice of music of others is not a priority in the conversation and never say you are at a friends place(it makes u sound like a jobless and galivanting person). Rather say you were at a public place and the call caught you unaware but you are ready to answer all her questions to the best of your ability.
Another advice also to everyone, just as you have a formal way of writing emails, also have a formal voice(fake some frank edoho type of voice if you can) by your voice they can tell if you are a walk over.. OP was probably fidgeting and with a shaky voice while trying to explain himself, some people feed off who they perceive as weak to grow their ego.
I assume you weren't informed prior to the call so you weren't ready for the call, that's another sign of disorganisation on their part. You just may have dodged a bullet. Thank God but NEVER never feel intimidated again

I bet you belong to a particular hiring team... Am I right?
Op, another opportunity is coming, you just have to be prepared.

Just incase you're reading this and willing to help, I just got through with Mtn call center agent contract job (outbound calls). I need insight on how to get something similar to customer service job... Making customers comfortable is my priority..

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