A few years ago, Jordan Guthmann had a job interview at Amazon. He didn’t get the job, life moved on… but then he discovered that Amazon used his photo. And oh the irony – it was on their Talent Acquisition website!
Jordan says that one of his friends texted him to ask why he was on Amazon Talent Acquisition website. When he visited the page and saw the photo, he shared the story on his Twitter account. He explained that “the kind person taking photos asked [him] if she could snap [his] picture” at the interview. He said “why not,” and years later, he found himself on the website for jobs at Amazon. After not getting the job… I love it how he kept the story amusing because it is amusing. He wrote about it in a humorous way, without any bitterness or hate:
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
The comments to Jordan’s tweet are equally funny. This whole thing turned into a collection of awesome jokes:
I’m in expert in reading lips and I can tell you’re in the middle of saying how you “nailed it.”
— Alex Johnson (@videoalex) July 25, 2019
None of amazons pics look like the product so why should pics of “employees” be different?
— Mark Castleman (@markcastleman) July 26, 2019
You look so happy in your non-job. ;)
— Robert Hawley (@robertlhawley) 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
Aside from humorous comments, some people were wondering if Jordan got paid or if Amazon had him sign the model release. As he told PetaPixel, he doesn’t even remember if he signed the press release, because the interview was more than three years ago. Still, he says that he holds no ill-will towards the photographer or Amazon.
If Amazon posted Jordan’s image without a model release, he could get him sued. I guess Amazon is aware of that too because they quickly changed the cover image of the Talent Acquisition website, so Jordan’s photo isn’t there anymore. Apparently, he’s not into legally pursuing them, so this only remains a funny story both for him and for us who have seen it.
[via PetaPixel; lead image: Twitter screenshot]