Anybody know a Senior Recruiter?!?
I just went to TDA last month (Dec.) to try to re-hire into DL Attractions after being away for over five years since 2000-2002. Admittedly, my rehire status was active but restricted, due to attendance (I'd have to work in another dept. for a few months), and I expected some raised eyebrows, but... after cheerfully whizzing through the new app. process and getting the interview, I was denied!
My recruiter kept bringing up my attendance points from 5 years ago, and would not hear a word about how vastly improved my attendance was since I left the company. Get this... she didn't even call my other employers to verify -- I called them myself to check! Now I'm told I that have to wait 6 months and try again, but what's the first question I'll be asked then? You got it: "How was your attendance these past six months?" Arrrrrgh!!!
Case in point: I was with BMS Catastrophe, Inc. as a lead carpenter, repairing Navy housing after Wilma/Rita/Katrina in 2005 & 2006. During the Key West portion of that contract, I worked for 10-12 hrs. a day, 7 days a week, for 6 months - 183 straight days. In that time, I called in sick twice. But was this considered? Nope!
I've been unfairly stonewalled by an unfair interview, and I am beside myself. I am lobbying for all the help I can get on this issue regardless of the standard waiting period, B.A.S.E.S. be damned. My attendance rate has been EXEMPLARY in my recent (and more stressful) jobs, and I'm absolutely disgusted that that fact was ignored. Sure, rehire is never guaranteed, but this lies well beyond that consideration and borders on insult.
I beg anyone with any ideas or influence in this matter to contact me and/or post here. There has got to be some way to appeal this besides just sitting here waiting for my turn again. Unbelievable!
Thanks in advance for your input,