I met with hiring manager, interviewed with 4 members of the team including The Dept Head and was offered the position via the hiring manager. We negotiated the salary twice and the Head of the Dept came back with final salary and the offer was signed.
The background was already being processed and to my understanding should be fine. I don’t have any background issues. Well the problem arises when I received a letter stating my credit history had a bankruptcy in it.
This is shocking to me because I divulged bankruptcy to the hiring manager before the interview process and don’t understand why she would let it get this far and not tell her management team. We talked about everything and caught up on each other since we last worked together in the past six years. She even sent me messages via LinkedIn asking if the start date still works and I confirmed that it did.
I gave resignation a few days shy of two weeks due to a holiday and Mgr accelerated resignation to that being my last day of work because I was going to a competitor.
After 2 grueling weeks of providing info to new employer and clearing up any questions they said a committee was reviewing and would get back to me, they eventually said we’re glad you’re getting your credit back on track but we’re standing on the rescinded offer.
Now I am without a job, cant get unemployment due to me resigning and no income for almost a year.
I have tried to obtain work in my field and keep getting messages that we’re impressed with your experience and qualifications as you’re a great candidate BUT we have other candidates who closely matched and decided to pursue those.
These companies just don’t care. If you can provide any legal assistance I’d really appreciate it. I think there should be some recourse on the company providing the premature information.
The Hiring Mgr now won’t even respond to calls or LinkedIn msgs from me. She asked her HR Dept to follow up with me. She and I were looking forward to working together and we generally liked each other. She actually reached out to me because we previously worked together and she said I’d be great at this job as she knew I did it before and pursued me for the position. I didn’t even apply for it until after she sent me the company links. She sought me for the position.
I think she was premature in her position and should not have sent me an offer letter until they were sure they were hiring me.
Most people don’t believe my story because LOTS of people have filed bankruptcy to make end meets in between jobs and the fact that I was working and went from having a good paying job to now no income at all.
BTW the employer and the prospective employee are financial institutions BUT I had the bankruptcy before obtaining the job at what was the current employer.
Sorry for the long story but wanted to provide as much as possible.
Thank you in advance.