This recruiter? Is a MORON

Background: I applied for a job a few months ago within the umbrella of one of those giant healthcare companies. A different facility, just within the same giant company. I drove through a snowstorm to get to my interview, was searched and then sniffed by dogs, and waited at least 30 minutes. At which point I got a PHONE CALL saying "we were just told not to bother interviewing you, because you won't be hired." Any particular reason? "I'm sure you know." Well, no. This is all very cloak-and-dagger. (I found out that someone who doesn't like me may or not be involved with a higher-up there, but far be it from me to suggest that politics could affect my job prospects.)

Needless to say, I was angry.

I've subsequently found that I dodged a bullet because it's a horrible place to work, so, it all came out in the wash.


Yesterday, out of the blue, I got a recruiting letter from this company, wanting me to apply for the SAME JOB, and offering me a sign-on bonus.

Needless to say, I was angry.

I replied politely, explained the situation, and suggested that they focus on retention and professionalism rather than recruiting if they're having to beg people they chased out of the place to come there with a big bonus.

This goes in my all-time "are you kidding me" bucket.