- Graduate career development practitioner, Lillian Bususu, said graduates who are too busy to attend an interview are entitled
- Another social media user said many unemployed people cannot afford transport to the interview
- Social media suggested that Lillian should be more compassionate
Graduate career development practitioner, Lillian Bususu, wrote about the entitlement of unemployed youth.
Lillian complained that job interviews should be considered treasure, as they are so hard to come by in this economy, and with the increasingly high number of unemployed youth, Briefly.co.za found.
Making her point, Lillian wrote that she called an unemployed graduate for an interview recently. The prospective employee said he could not make the interview because he was busy, and asked to reschedule to another day.
Lillian described the man’s response as “entitlement on steroids.”
South Africans on social media however disagreed, saying there are plenty of legitimate reasons a person could be too busy for a job interview.
Rae Ntuli wrote than many unemployed people can still be busy because work is not our entire lives.
She added that finding transport or money for transport is often difficult for many black graduates, and that “I am busy” can also mean that they have to hustle for money to attend the interview.
Rae commented that some people (like Lillian) would break out in a rash just for being compassionate.
Alex Moneta added that an appropriate way to act in Lillian’s situation would to be to reschedule for when the interviewee is available, and if the position gets filled before then, then it's filled.
He also added that Lillian strikes him as the kind of person who would be offended if an interviewee said the wage offered was too low, rather than seeing it as someone fighting for their worth.
Other uses attempted to understand Lillian’s point of view, saying that maybe the potential interviewee should have phrased his response better, instead of merely saying that he was busy. However others accused her of ‘spicing up’ the story for retweets.
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