Manager Rejects 'Basic' Job Applicant With Laughing-Crying Emoji

"[The assistant manager] didn't even shake my hand, didn’t have my CV out and just sat drinking a coffee," Megan Dixon, 18, told The Sun of her interview.

Rejection hurts. 

Rejection hurts worse when it's from a job interviewer with the gall to use a laughing-crying emoji in a text message. That's exactly what happened to British teen Megan Dixon, 18, who was pining for a job at a Miller and Carter steakhouse in Leicestershire, The Independent reports


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Apparently, the mean-spirited text was sent by the interviewer, an assistant manager, just after Dixon left the venue. 

If the contents of the insulting text weren't bad enough, Dixon tweeted that the interviewer was "unprofessional."

"[The assistant manager] didn't even shake my hand, didn't have my CV out, and was just sat drinking a coffee," she said to The Sun. "Maybe because I’m 18 she thinks it's OK not to be professional with me? I don't know." 

Twitter users rallied behind Dixon, with some declaring they'll no longer dine at the place.

As one user pointed out, the grammar was incorrect. Fail.

Dixon reportedly told the Sun: "I was shocked. The least she should have given me was some proper feedback. And the laughing face emoji was so unprofessional."

According to The Independent, the restaurant chain has since responded.

"We can’t apologise enough to Megan," a spokesperson for the restaurant said. "It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate."

On the scale of egregious company mistakes, this one's just plain embarrassing.

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