Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Note to Job Applicants: Don't Text Nude Selfies to HR Manager

I am not a phone person. I do not need nor want the latest gimmick-y gadget-y phone. I have a cell phone that makes and receives phone calls and, I think, it takes pictures, though I use another device, called a camera, for that.

I don’t play games; I don’t Google on my phone, or Facebook or Tweet or Instagram on my phone. Nor do I take selfies — even with the aforementioned camera.

But even if I did, I wouldn’t be this guy …

Shortly after being offered a job, an Illinois man texted two selfies — two nude ­selfies, and ALLEGEDLY by accident — to the Human Resources manager who had recently interviewed him and was interested in hiring him.

It was only when the man called the company to follow-up on his interview that the HR manager recognized the number as the same one that sent the nudie pics and called the police.

Cuz that’s a crime, you know.

The Elmhurst police say the man "admitted to sending the photographs, explaining they were actually meant for another individual and were sent to the victim in error" and the HR manager decided not to not press any charges.

The police told the man to never contact her again.

Oh, and the job offer was rescinded.

That could never happen to me. Just sayin’.


anne marie in philly said...


I have NO CELL PHONE at all. people think I am weird. I don't give six shits what they think.

the dogs' mother said...

I bought a cell phone to take pictures so
I could send real time pictures of the wedding
this spring to my parents who can't travel much
Like I always tell the kids - NEVER do anything electronically
that you would not want your mother to see!!!

carlnepa said...

I read that before you hit the send key, would you want your mother to see it? It's been working quite well for me since, for texts, pictures AND emails. And now blog comments.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I have and love my smart phone. I sometimes used it to take pictures. I never take nude pictures of myself... or anyone else. Too easy to make a mistake. Poor unemployed schmuck really should have thought about that.