Amazon Features Guy On Its Jobs Webpage, Problem Is He Doesn’t Work There
By Izza Sofia, 29 Jul 2019
Image via Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com
Jordan Guthmann, VP of Technology at public relations consultancy Edelman, was surprised to find himself on Amazon’s talent acquisition website.
While many would have been excited to see themselves featured there, Guthmann, on the other hand, found it rather odd since he was turned down by the company after his interview with Amazon years ago.
He then poked fun at the matter on Twitter, but added that the company’s photographer was snapping photos and he didn’t mind being in it. However, not scoring the job but being featured on its page has made the outcome rather interesting and funny.
Amazon seemed to have replaced the image with a new shot after Guthmann’s tweet went viral; the post has garnered over 1,400 likes and hilarious comments from various users since. “At Amazon, we pursue excellence, which is why we passed on this dude,” one Twitter user jokes.
Some other users wonder if Guthmann had given permission to Amazon to use his image, but according to PetaPixel, he “couldn’t actually remember” and does not have any “ill-will” towards the company.
Years ago I went to Amazon for a job interview that I did NOT get but they were taking photos and the kind person taking photos asked me if she could snap my picture and I was like sure why not anywho that's why I'm on their jobs website today... https://t.co/ehhRvnYaC6— Jordan Guthmann (@JGuthmann) July 24, 2019
"At Amazon, we pursue excellence in talent acquisition. Which is why we passed on this dude."— Peter Cohen (@flargh) July 24, 2019
None of amazons pics look like the product so why should pics of “employees” be different?— Mark Castleman (@markcastleman) July 26, 2019
"We value inclusivity at Amazon Recruitment, which is why we include unsuccessful candidates in our marketing materials." [tags you in post]— Chris Leggett (@Leggetron) July 25, 2019
I was going to say “they’ll replace you with a robot soon enough”, but when I went to the website, it turned out you’d already lost your unjob to someone more qualified. Sorry, dude.— Chris K. N. (@nordtomme) July 26, 2019
Fixed it for you. pic.twitter.com/TlDfxe8vQ8— Michael Prospero (@mikeprospero) July 24, 2019
You look so happy in your non-job. ;)— Robert Hawley (@robertlhawley) July 24, 2019
Did you sign a release? Using a person’s photo in an advertisement, you need to obtain a release. https://t.co/hsw3xUgsXP— Takes On Tech (@takesontech) July 24, 2019
You should charge Amazon for use of your likeness. You're welcome...now pay me for my legal advice😉 #sidehustle— Gloria Sin (@gloria_sin) July 25, 2019
[via PetaPixel, opening image via Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com]
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