Heard about this one through a friend.
The public school teachers in our area are unionized, so open positions in the district are advertised internally first, then to the general population. Preference is always given to current employees.
Teach at my friend’s school has applied for a teaching position at a different school. Said teacher also has permission to talk to his nurse everyday about whatever happens to be ailing him (evidently, it’s a lot).
Teacher gets a phone call. “Hi Teach, this is Nancy…” And since Nancy is the name of Teacher’s nurse, Teacher proceeds to monologue in great detail about everything that’s wrong with him that day. Aches, pains, bowel movements, sleep cycle, the works.
When Nancy can finally get a work in edgewise, she says, “Actually I’m Nancy with Other School. I just wanted to let you know we’re received your application. We’ll contact you if we want to set up an interview. Thanks!”
Standard operating procedure is to only call if you’re actually setting up the interview. There is no confirmation call.
Teacher did not get job at Other School.