The employee couldn't believe the text they saw from their manager a month after they joined the organization.
The corporate picture might not be the best setup to work in given how certain employers do not go the extra mile to make their employees feel appreciated and employees, as a result, feel invisible. u/piechart's experience took this invisibility one step further, as their manager forgot they even worked in the company. The funny exchange left people on Reddit laughing their hearts out, as the employee revealed how their existence was completely forgotten by their supervisor. More people came forward with their similar experiences about amnesiac bosses, who completely wiped out the people working under them, from their memories.
The post contains a screenshot of two messages. The first message thanks them for their interest in the "Seasonal Sales Associate" position. However, after application review, the team reached the conclusion that they were not the right fit. It ended with, "I am sorry for the disappointing news. Best of luck on your job search." The catch with this rejection letter is that the employee has been working at the establishment for the last whole month. Moreover, the whole letter was addressed to the employee, with their exact name. This implies it was directed at them, and they had gone one month completely unnoticed by their manager. The employee sent a simple message back to their manager, "Dan I've been working here for a month."
The comment section was in splits with this story. Many, rather than criticizing the manager for being so careless, were appreciating them for at least having the courtesy to reply, even if it was to the wrong person. u/LulzTigre shared this opinion and wrote, "I'm so miserable, I get happy when I get a rejection mail, 'at least they replied!' I murmur softly to myself, as I lie on my bed and slip into another brief depression."
u/snowbunnyslayer replied how this is not a one-off incident and can also happen with almost one year under the belt, "I got a rejection letter for my current job like 7 months into working there lmao" u/TheFeshy had a similar story, albeit with a twist and commented, "My wife had something like this - she got an email from her boss asking when she'll be able to start. Umm... been working here two months. We talked last week about my performance. Turned out her new boss was beginning the downward slide of dementia." This one was definitely not the boss' fault.
Some thought this might be a unique way to fire the employee. u/neifirst thought it was to get out of paying the employee because that is the sole purpose of many establishments, "You're fired, and you need to return all the money you've been paid." u/SnooHobbies9960 believes this whole month might have been an interview because this is exactly the kind of joke companies love, "'I’ve been working here for a month.' Maybe that’s how the manager knows OP is not a good fit?"
The comment section also had people giving the other side of the story. u/bowler288 shared how such mishaps happen with her own experience, "I work in HR and sent out this kind of email to someone we hired!! She interviewed for a specific role and was unsuccessful. However, the hiring manager passed her details to another department without telling me. She was offered that role and rejected by me on the same day! Humiliating."