I work for a small company that is trying to grow for almost a year. I am in a terrible department with a horrible manager and was hoping for a new position to come available and one finally did where I am more than qualified - and each time something opens we are all encouraged to apply no matter how long we have worked there.
I met with the hiring manager and had an interview that seemed to go very positive. Two weeks go by and I'm getting anxious. I see some other employees changing positions around the company. We have a new employee handbook being released soon as part of the growth. Released tomorrow actually.
Today they tell me they implemented a new policy which says employees can't apply for a position until they have been there for a year. Today.
I applied two weeks ago and I am told I am not getting it because of a policy they put in place today.
Am I right to be frustrated? Is that really it - just. Sorry for your poor timing? Can they really do that?
I'm alright with not getting the job because I don't deserve it but I am the only person this is affecting. It didn't halt any other current processes.