I can simply say Talia shouldn’t have applied for this job first of all. Even though people take such job sometimes just to gain experience, in that case he/she should just focus on learning and skill improvements. Since the basic purpose & decisions are wrong from Talia’s side, I do not get surprised by seeing such email. Before applying for a job, someone must understand:
- What are the expectations of the Organization from him/her.
- What contributions he/she should make for the Organization.
- What can he/she expect from the Organization in terms of Money/Knowledge/Skill/Experience/Comfort etc
I think, Employee & Employer both should be transparent to express & have mutual understanding in regular basis, regarding the expectations from each others side. This happens before Job Offer & through Appraisal Process. But not effective in many cases for several reasons.
I find a mistake from Employer’s side that, they could not filter Talia during the interview process.