Glassdoor — I Pushed Back, I Succeeded

Let’s cut to the chase: Yes, it’s worth the agita, time, and loss of a night’s sleep to push back — on whatever. Especially if the 1st amendment might be involved.

My whatever started with a half-hour phone interview with the owner of Your Edge For Success (YES) Katherine Metres Akbar.

From the get-go, I got it that our personalities were likely not a fit.

After hearing from her all the hoops I would have to jump through to be hired for a freelance gig of 15 hours a week, I decided not to take the next time-consuming steps. I withdrew my application.

Incidentally, those 15 hours were not guaranteed either. There may or may not be work that week or any week.

In addition, for editing a set of resume/cover letter the set project fee was $55. Suppose the set had been a highly detailed one for a federal employee?

Those next steps were:

  • A time-consuming complex test
  • A personality test
  • References.

Essentially my perception of that whole ball of wax was negative. That’s what I posted on Glassdoor. Yes, there is a 1st amendment.

Your Edge for Success told Glassdoor that I was a competitor and therefore the review should be yanked.

Yanked it was.

Here was my response to the world — and to Glassdoor.

Glassdoor agreed that I wasn’t a competitor. It reposted my negative feedback. Here is the link to my assessment of the interview.

So, push back.

Glassdoor 1. Jane Genova 1. Your Edge for Success 0.

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