Job interviews can be really stressful. I don't know about you, but any interview I ever did well on I absolutely obsessed over the tiniest details. I made sure my suit was perfect, that my hair was was on point, which meant combing it (which is rare for me, OK?). I try and rehearse all of the questions they're going to give me and go over them on my drive over there. Everyone feels the pressure for interviews, and for women it can be especially tough, because there are so many gender norms and societal expectations of what women should wear and how women should present themselves.
Personally, I get myself so nervous and worked up that when I finally sit down for the interview, a calm goes over me because I rehearsed whatever I think can go wrong in the interview. Sure, it's a nerve-wracking experience, but it's totally worth it because what's the point of doing anything meaningful if you're not going to at least fight to put your best foot forward?
So you can only imagine how crushed this young woman was when her interview was cut short a whole 50 minutes by a potential employer.
UK Retailer Boots sent Reilly packing, which is kinda confusing because what she's wearing actually seems pretty damn "conservative."She's fully clothed, wearing mostly dark colors, and is entirely covered. Unless they have a different definition of what "conservative" means?
"I got to the Boots Opticians in Richmond ready for my interview...I’d spent at least an hour making sure my hair and makeup and outfit was perfect and presentable. After being told to take a seat, and watching the interviewer dash about a bit with other issues going on that day, I was taken to a room where the interview started. The interviewer asked some general questions about what I’m doing at the moment and what previous jobs I’ve had. After scribbling some notes down, she said: 'The second half of the interview takes place on the shop floor. However I don’t think that you’re dressed conservatively enough to go on the shop floor, so we’ll arrange to do the second part of the interview another day'. We agreed on Thursday at 11am, but I won’t be attending," she said in an interview with Metro.
You're a glorious starshine being and those f***ers are missing out -- THEIR LOSS. <3
You served me a few times in BHS, one of the most helpful and friendliest assistants ever! Their loss.
So what has boots got to say for themselves? Terrible behaviour xx
Their loss 😡 personally I think it must be that you actually know how to apply make up that's your downfall- some of the girls in our branch of boots look awful with their makeup caked on thick and orangey!! You were clearly too good for Boots, good luck in future where better things are waiting for you!! Xx
You look great! Shame on Boots.
You look amazing. Professional and approachable. Xx
Absolutely nothing wrong with your appearance. I would most certainly employ you if you came dressed like this.
As long as someone had the right qualifications and attitude though, I fail to see how someone dresses should impact on their ability or suitability for a job.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.