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
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.
Need affordable help strategically planning and putting together content? That ranges from blog posts and e-books to planning/scripting podcasts and creating traditional speeches. Complimentary consultation on how to generate influence and sell without paying high rates, email@example.com.