Imagine not getting the job but having your picture used as a stock model for the jobs portion of the company website.
That’s where Jordan Guthmann found himself according to his Tweets about the situation which highlighted that not only did he not get the job but that the interview was years ago which makes the photo’s sudden appearance pretty interesting and funny.
He tweeted, “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….”
As PetaPixel points out, to Amazon’s credit the company removed the image shortly after Guthmann’s tweet went viral but not before being roundly lampooned for using an unsuccessful job applicant’s picture on the jobs website.
Twitter user @Leggetron commented, “We value inclusivity at Amazon Recruitment, which is why we include unsuccessful candidates in our marketing materials.”
User @BWOneDotCome asked, “they at least offer you free Amazon Prime? Lol.”
Of course, as is natural with stories like this, a lot of photographers and those in the industry wondered whether Guthmann had signed a release giving Amazon permission to use his likeness. None of that really matters as his photo on the jobs website has already been replaced with something else. Still, it’s quite a gaff for a company of Amazon’s stature. As some have commented, it also shows the difference between “marketing” and reality at a company.
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