The video garnered about 1.5 million views on TikTok. People on the social media platform were upset about the way Eve was treated.
In today's time, job hunting can become a grueling task. One has to go through constant rejections and non-responses and has to keep trying no matter what. That being said, it is also important for a person to make sure that the new workplace is a good fit for them. shared her experience of looking for a new job and how some red flags popped up in one of them.
"This is day 22 of me aggressively looking for a new job and I'm feeling blessed and stressed," said @adminandeve in a video posted on TikTok. She added that she had a second-round interview with a company that "requires 5 days in office for 110k. Solid great. I'm excited about that one." Talking about another company, she mentioned, "I have a third round interview with a company that requires maybe 4 days in the office with flexibility offering 120k. Very excited about that one."
"And today I learned that my recruiter got me the interview of a lifetime on Tuesday of next week for a finance firm, their range is between 150 to 180k. It's 5 days a week but for that money, I will bark," said Eve in the video. Then she started to mention the red flags in this particular job. "The only problem is that they would want me to dye my hair for the job," she explained. Eve talked about how she is really struggling to change herself for a job when her work is so good, "I know what you guys are saying, 'Just dye your damn hair' but it means a lot to me.'"
In a follow-up video, she went on to mention the other red flags that came up. “First of all they just laid it on me that there are 2 jobs at the firm, and that the job that I’m interviewing for is not the 150 to 180k base,” Eve explained. She added, “It’s 110 to 120–in which I’m also interviewing with 3 other places who are offering that and are not requiring me to dye my hair.” She then talked about how the interviewer was "outwardly blatantly rude." "It was probably the worst interview I have ever had. The only thing they wanted to know was not about my experience, not about who I am, not to get to know me if I'm a good fit. They wanted to know why I left each role in the last 3 or 4 years because they were shorter than the rest of my career. Hi Covid, everybody's getting laid off, the world is on fire."
Eve continued, "Then they started judging me for having a business, and when I explained to them that the company I was with, liked that, they literally gave me the side eye. They kept muting me to talk to each other." The video garnered about 1.5 million views on TikTok. People on the social media platform were upset about the way Eve was treated. @eri.popnbop commented, "They muted to talk to each other?! That’s wild. They never heard of taking notes?" @tahradub wrote, "We are not dyeing our hair for a job. We will possibly wear a wig. We can throw it out when we are done." @masdelaselva expressed, "The power of learning is that you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you." @mwxdr_15 commented: "If a company judges based on piercings, tattoos, or hair color, I'm out."
Many in the comments section opined that maybe the company did not want to hire anyone actually so they were introducing weird rules.