Lighter side: Unsuccessful applicant sentenced after mailing cat feces to employers

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Most people who miss out on a position just complain to friends and family, but one man in St Louis, Missouri, took a smellier approach to rejection.

Jevons Brown, 58, pleaded guilty to “mailing injurious articles” this week after police tracked 20 posted packages of cat feces back to him.

Brown reportedly became frustrated when he wasn’t hired quickly enough and took it out on employees of the companies he had applied to.

“This is not a victimless crime,” Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bodenhausen said in court Friday, later explaining that postal workers and the people whose mail came in contact with Brown's packages were also affected, in addition to the intended recipients of the feces

Since Brown recently found a job (no word on how his current HR manager feels about his past actions) and has an insignificant criminal history so he was sentenced to two years’ probation.

Brown apologized in court, vowing, “I'm sorry. This will never happen again.”

At least, until the next time he’s rejected.

What's the worst reaction you've had from a rejected candidate?
  • Anna Harris on 2014-02-25 12:01:10 PM

    Ew! I had a woman start crying on the phone, tell me she was pregnant, then change immediately to fury and claimed she would sue us for discrimination. It was quite scary because I was pretty new in HR, and wasn't the decision maker. In hindsight not sure she was even really pregnant. Either way we never heard from her again...

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