Yikes. Just yikes.
I work for a manufacturer in the office (front desk) and a man just came in to see if we were hiring. He looked neat and professional, until he opened his mouth.
He asked me if we were hiring. I told him I didn't know, what type of position was he looking for? He said maintenance/machinist. I said I didn't know about that but we always accept applications. He asked me if there was an HR person he coudl talk to (FLAG #1). I said, "Let me see if she has time to talk to you, or has any answers." Then I went back and told my HR person what he wanted, and she said just to tell him we were only hiring for production at the moment.
I went back up to the desk and told him that. He said he was looking for something more skilled, and he kept standing there looking at me as though he expected me to change my mind and say, "You know, I think we have an opening like that after all." Then he wanted to take the app with him. I had to tell him no less than THREE times that HR prefers that the applications not leave the building (FLAG #2). He danced around it like a professional con man, trying to get me to let him take it. He even tried to tell me he'd go out and fill it out in his car!
I stayed as polite and professional as possible, and kept telling him that it was policy for the apps to stay in the building.
Finally, he asked me if we had a copier so he could make an extra copy of his resume(FLAG #3 - he looked as though he wanted to come around the counter). I told him that I would be happy to make a copy for him. He said he was going out to get his resume. He left and didn't return.
I told my HR person about it, and told her that I would flag his app if he came back. Now am I crazy, or was this just rude? Don't you think if someone tells you what the policy is regarding applications, that you would make a much better impression if you actually followed
the company's policy? Did he think that he was entitled to "better" treatment since he wasn't applying for a production position? Sheesh!
Edited because I was so freaked out I forgot to put in my 2nd and 3rd flags)