A FURIOUS recruiter claims her ‘slimy’ boss forced her to tell a size 16 job seeker that she didn’t get the job because he thought she was ‘too big’.
Faye Angeletta has slammed her ‘awful’ manager for making her break the news – after calling the potential recruit ‘not the thinnest’.
Faye, who is the director of TDM Recruitment, had pitched the candidate to one of her clients for a position in new home sales.
The company director, 32, called the boss ‘slimy and awful’ after returning comments saying he feared for the showroom stairs.
He even said he feared the contestant might suffer a “heart attack” due to her “height” as she had just recovered from cancer.
Faye then pulled the woman out of the race and explained that she couldn’t open her up to being bullied over her appearance.
However, the interviewer claims the candidate then demanded to know what the “honest comments” in the interview were, so she felt she had to tell him the harsh comments.
Posting online to shame the boss’ ‘incredible’ response, Faye was inundated with comments from other recruiters who called the guy ‘absolutely disgusting’.
Faye, from Stratford, East London, said: “I’ve been in recruitment for seven years. It was amazing.
“This message came via text. I absolutely couldn’t believe he had put it in writing.
“On the phone he said ‘well, you know, I’m worried about the stairs we have in the showroom or her having a heart attack’.
“He was a slimy, horrible man. He laughed on the phone. This woman is 16, the average height of a woman in the UK. It’s honestly unreal.”
Faye refused to bite her tongue as she shared her comments with the woman, trying to encourage her not to ‘re-engage’ with the client in the future.
She even advised the client in her social media post to use a “modeling agency” rather than recruiting if looks mattered so much to them.
Faye added: “I’m looking for the best person for the job. At the moment across the UK there’s a talent shortage.
“I said, ‘I just want you to realize that your reason for not taking this candidate is wrong.
“There will be criticism and I have to filter what is said to me to the client. This lady has had a battle with cancer. She is actually on steroids.
“I had a candidate who hadn’t washed for a few days. People need to know why they haven’t found a job and what they can improve on.
“You could say ‘just before your interview make sure you look in the mirror and make sure your hair is neat or that you don’t have coffee on your lips’.
“But with this person, they were overweight. I have a duty to make sure that this candidate is not looking to reconnect with this person.
“He didn’t really tell her no. He basically said he was still interested but she was too fat.
“If I put this person in this job, I would feel responsible for the bullying that might occur. I couldn’t put her in a job where she would be judged on the basis of her appearance, that is absolutely wrong .
“She said, ‘I want to honestly know what the comments were.’ When I told her, she just laughed and said, ‘Are you kidding?'”
Faye also claimed that a woman had recently been rejected because she was getting married and the client was worried that she might get pregnant and needed some time off.
In her message, she even claimed that candidates had been rejected for having “garlic breath” and for “petting a cat” throughout a call.
Others who saw the post slammed the boss, with one calling the whole experience “awful”.
Rosie Christie said, “I’d love to see a picture of this guy. Would he be a suitable candidate for the cover of Men’s Health? It’s usually those who aren’t 10/10 who would make those kinds of comments.”
Caroline Fertnig added: “Too bad it’s not possible to name and shame. There seems to be a shortage of good new home sellers and it would be a shame for anyone to work for such a tool!”