First up, let me say that being a HR Manager at Twitter sounds like a cool gig. I could roll like that and have fun. Maybe even get above 1,000 followers, if that kind of thing was important to me (CYA in case I don't get there, sniff, sob, tremble)...
With that said, here's the down side of being a HR Manager at Twitter. EVERYTHING you do is probably going to be scrutinized by the digerati that includes the always funny, but sometimes just plain mean gang at Valleywag, which covers the Bay area tech scene daily.
Case in point - the HR Manager at Twitter made a mistake and accidentally sent a "thanks but no thanks" letter to 186 rejected job candidates by using the "to" or "cc" line instead of the "bcc" line. As a result, the candidates knew directional information on the identities of everyone rejected.
Who hasn't been there with some email snafu? More from Valleywag:
"For a company that's not making money, Twitter is being awfully picky about who it hires to come up with ideas for generating cash. The company accidentally published the email addresses of 186 rejects.
Some people say Twitter, which lets people post 140-character status updates to their friends and the rest of the Internet, is replacing email. That might explain why Twitter HR manager Krissy Bush confused the "cc:" and "bcc:" fields in her email client when she informed 186 hopefuls that they weren't a fit for the job of business product manager. How can she be expected to deal with such an outdated communication mechanism? Here's the email header and body, with addresses obscured:"
Click through if you want the picture of the email, or the text from the rejection letter, which is pretty standard flair.
Here's the real downside. Not only does the HR Manager get the public display of humiliation, but the commenters do what readers do and research the person a bit, which lands them on her twitter page, which links to photo albums (bad choice), which have various photos including a bikini shot, etc. Dig if you want them, because I'm not showing them here.
The moral of the story? Welcome to the show, where any mistake you make goes viral in 3 seconds because you work for Twitter. Thank god Valleywag's not waiting around for me to screw up.
PS - can somebody at Twitter invest in an ATS STAT so Krissy doesn't have to send emails out manually?