Internship applicant gets rejected for not having a Macbook in a bizarre incident, viral post infuriates netizens
Most freshers search for internships as soon as they complete their courses. Though companies might have certain criteria, it would be bizarre if a company rejects an application just because a candidate does not have access to a particular gadget. Well, the latter happened to a student and the person shared their experience on Grapevine, an online platform where users share their experiences with companies.
A screenshot of the person's experience was shared on Grapevine's Twitter page. “Applied for an intern position in an early-stage startup. Had a screening call with their HR. After the usual discussion, she told me that they won’t be able to provide work laptops before getting converted to a full-time position. Asked me whether I had my own laptop and WIFI. After telling her I had a windows laptop, she told me that they were only looking for folks with Macbooks and cut the call," wrote the person.
The post amassed varied reactions on the social platform. Many shared their own weird experiences. “I was seeking internship during MBA, and got a call for a sales role from a renowned Real Estate consulting firm. They expected me to have my own car, so that I can take clients for site-visit, and weren’t paying for fuel/wear & tear; and almost laughed when asked about stipend!" wrote one.
Another stated, "Just wonder wt a windows laptop can’t do? And wt special mac offers in terms of professionalism (sic)."