[Jobs] Employer Frustration....

Lee, Young ylee4561 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 18:51:47 UTC 2018


Wow I've never seen an employer who pays this much attention and care
towards an individual job applican (not even employee yet) though. I
wish all employers are like this one.

On 8/8/18, Elizabeth Campbell via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Dick, I wanted to thank you for sharing Carli's letter. Unfortunately, I
> think the lack of manners is pervasive in our society. Although a lack
> ofcommon courtesy is not unique to blind people, I believe the sighted
> public categorizes us based onour interactions with  them.
> I really must commend Carli from keystone for attending the job fair and
> for extending opportunities to blind people as they are few and far
> between, it seems.
>
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 1:30 PM, Dick Davis via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear Members of the Jobs and Rehab Listservs,
>>
>>
>>
>> I wanted to share with all of you this note that I received from Carli
>> Metze of Keystone, one of the employers that attended our 2017 Job Fair.
>> Please read it.  They went to a lot of effort to provide an employment
>> opportunity for an individual who just never showed up because he got a
>> different job.
>>
>>
>>
>> What a bum thing to do!  When anyone treats an employer this way, they
>> make us all look bad. Blind people have a difficult enough time getting
>> jobs without this.
>>
>>
>>
>> On behalf of the NFB, I want to apologize to Karli, Christina, and
>> Keystone for the way they were treated.  And if you are still on this
>> list,
>> individual who treated them this way, time to apologize!
>>
>>
>>
>> Dick Davis, Chair
>> NFB Employment Committee
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
>> Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *Carli Metze <cmetze at KeystoneBlind.org>
>> *Sent: *Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:46 PM
>> *To: *Dick Davis <ddavis at blindinc.org>
>> *Cc: *Cristina Hittle <chittle at keystoneblind.org>
>> *Subject: *Employer Frustration....
>> *Importance: *High
>>
>>
>>
>> Good afternoon, Dick!
>>
>>
>>
>> I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of our organization.
>>
>>
>>
>> As you know, Keystone has career opportunities at this time under a
>> Federal Contract to staff a mailroom contract in Western, PA. The
>> application process in itself is quite lengthy and invasive as it
>> requires
>> the applicant to not only undergo a State Criminal background check,
>> credit
>> check and drug testing, but also a Federal Background investigation. The
>> federal background check is what is called an “SF86” which is a lengthy
>> 137
>> page document that dives into the applicants life history including
>> address
>> history, education, employment, military histories, marital status
>> history,
>> a list of individuals to verify each portion of the information provided,
>> relatives, foreign contacts, psychological & emotional health, police
>> record, financial record, technology usage, non-criminal actions and
>> terroristic associations, to name a few items on the check.
>>
>>
>>
>> We offer each candidate an opportunity to come tour our facilities, meet
>> staff and employees, provide relocation assistance, transportation
>> assistance, and many other options.
>>
>>
>>
>> The purpose of my email is to bring to your attention that we recently
>> had
>> an applicant get through the pre-vetting portion of our hiring process,
>> who
>> showed extreme interest in the position. So much interest, that he
>> planned
>> a week-long tour here in Pennsylvania. It takes our entire agency working
>> together to plan a site-tour, as there are many people involved, and
>> different strategies set in place to make this a smooth operation for an
>> individual to come and meet with us to ensure this opportunity is the
>> best
>> fit for them. The applicant had laid out full details of his visit with
>> us,
>> and we prepared the extensive tour for him. He was to arrive in
>> Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 5th. He told us which hotel he would be
>> staying at, and that he would be bringing a friend with him.
>>
>>
>>
>> Come Monday morning, I had not heard from the applicant at all. I began
>> to
>> worry. I called his phone number and left several messages, we called the
>> hotel he was to be staying at. The hotel informed us that there was no
>> one
>> there by that name, nor was there a reservation made in that name. Our
>> agency began to panic, thinking something was wrong, or something
>> terrible
>> happened.
>>
>>
>>
>> Low and behold, after getting ahold of one of his personal references
>> from
>> his application, we were informed that he “could not believe that he
>> would
>> not have the common courtesy to inform us that he accepted a job
>> elsewhere.”
>>
>>
>>
>> I guess I wanted to share the frustration with you on how hard we work as
>> an agency for one individual to obtain employment here under this federal
>> contract, and that this applicant did not have the decency to even return
>> a
>> call or email to let us know he was no longer interested. It is very
>> disheartening to go through such a tedious process, to get left in the
>> dust
>> with no inclination of his decision.
>>
>>
>>
>> I hope this doesn’t happen to other employers or agencies, although I am
>> sure it does. If this was a simple hiring process, I don’t think we would
>> mind so much. But considering we go above and beyond for everyone we come
>> into contact with- it was a hard blow. I am not sure if this individual
>> is
>> a part of the NFB Job site or not….
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you for your time. I appreciate it.
>>
>>
>>
>> [image: Description: KeystoneLogoOVW2014sm]
>>
>>
>>
>> *Carli Metze*
>>
>> Human Resources Assistant
>>
>> 3056 East State Street
>>
>> Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148
>>
>> *E|* cmetze at keystoneblind.org    *W|* www.keystoneblind.org
>>
>> *P|* 724.347.5501 x.229   *F|*724.347.5060
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
> --
> Elizabeth Campbell
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