Florida worker's move to Virginia for a promised job ends in disappointment as the job offer turns out to be nonexistent.
Getting a job away from home can be a jarring experience for most job-seekers. One has to move out of their home, take all their belongings and get a fresh start in a new city. However, things can go wrong in many cases. Camryn Spina—who goes by @camrynspina on TikTok—had a tragic story about how she relocated 1000 miles away from her home for a job that was apparently not hers.
She begins the long video by saying, "Get ready with me while I explain how I relocated from Florida to Virginia for a job that I never actually got hired for!" Spina then proceeds to put on makeup while narrating the entire experience to her viewers. She details how she decided to apply for the job because it was something she wanted to work in. The woman submits all the necessary documents and soon receives a mail from the 'boss,' whom she would work under, requesting an interview.
Spina describes the extensive interview with the manager going well and feeling like she knew the guy her whole life. She reflected on the interview and complimented herself, "Great interview! Good job, Cam!" With the interview having gone well, her future boss asked her to come to the work site to better understand what her job would be and do one more interview in person, which she agreed to. She had to travel from Virginia to Florida for the interview, but she didn't mind as she really wanted the job.
The physical interview took five hours and she says, "We really enjoyed talking about the job. It was really exciting as I was excited." Toward the end of the interview, the employer let her know that she would be a good fit for the role and that he wanted to hire her. She considered this verbal affirmation as having gotten the job but asked her employer for some time to confirm whether she would be joining as she would have to relocate. Since, it was a job she really liked and with a boss that she got along with, she decided to accept the offer.
Discussions in the proceeding days involved the employer sharing the important onboarding details with her. Since she had quite a bit of things to move, she decided to purchase a moving truck. The employer also offered to pay for a hotel room while she looked for a place to stay in Virginia. She got to know that she would start working on August 1 and would begin getting paid by August 11. Her boyfriend offered to drive the moving truck while she followed in her car.
While the entire process was exhausting, Spina went through it all to work at her dream job. On reaching there, she started work and was happy with what she was doing. However, in a sudden turn of events, her boss asked her to check with HR to ensure she had officially joined the organization. It seemed to be an absurd request, considering all of the paperwork and meetings she had gone through, but she decided to do it anyway.
The next day, her boss tells her that something suspicious showed up during her background check. It was also strange because she had no record of anything that would be bad when doing one. The day after that, the HR her she didn't actually have the job and that they would be moving ahead with other applicants. She attempts to reason that there must have been some paperwork error, but that didn't seem to be the case.
She then calls her boss to know what is going on and he reassures her that this is normal. Spina returned to her room, hoping she would get a call from the company stating that it was all just a big misunderstanding and she did have the job. She did receive a call from them the next day, but it was to let her know that she did not have the job. The news devastated her and she broke down in the hotel room, thinking about how she had changed her entire life for her dream job.
She decided she would not let them get away with this and mailed the HR department about the whole thing and said that she would pursue "legal action" if she did not receive due compensation. In addition, she also said she had proof of communication with the employer to back her claims in court. They soon sent her a check that adequately compensated her. She returned home and is currently staying with her parents.
People on the platform were appalled to hear the story and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @theonseedcleaver said, "That is actually so crazy! That dude should be fired if he didn't actually cross-reference with HR." @georgecostanza9 commented, "Girl, I am so sorry!!! I work in HR and it's so beyond me how the manager got that far."