Girl cruelly mocked by prospective employer in e-mail she definitely wasn't meant to see

By Pam Magwaza
16 May 2017

"Worth an interview if only for a laugh."

The chasm between university and the working world is often tough to cross.

But Anna Jacobs thought she had bridged the gap when she landed an interview with a local company. The recent university graduate from Kent, UK received an e-mail from Tecomak Environmental Services, inviting her for an interview for the job she had applied for -- but her joy was very shortlived.

Upon opening the e-mail from the company she realised that a summary of a chat between the people from the company was mistakenly attached in the e-mail -- and their conversation was one she would have rather not seen. According to Anna, in the e-mail, she was called a "home-educated oddball. Can’t get a job since leaving uni. Forages for mushrooms." In the e-mail, the employers also said she was, "Difficult to assess from her CV – might be very good but equally could be a biscuit short of a packet or a left-wing loon tree hugger" and "worth an interview if only for a laugh."

Anna told the BBC she was fuming after reading the hurtful comments.

The company -- who have not yet apologised to Anna -- said the comments they were taken out of context. They are reportedly still investigating the matter.

Sources: BBC, The Sun, The Independent

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