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Recruiter Shares Funniest Excuses From MIA Candidates, Calls For Young M’sians To Step Up


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Source: Part time jobs | Facebook & Kevinfinity Reuben | Entrepreneurs and Startups in Malaysia | Facebook

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Gig work is an important industry that helps many Malaysians earn side incomes and gain opportunities.

But unfortunately, it appears that young Malaysians are finding it tough to honor their commitments, leaving employers and recruiters in a panic to find last minute replacements.

Kevinfinity Reuben, a recruiter, took to the Entrepreneurs and Startups in Malaysia Facebook page to share the many excuses he was gotten from candidates dropping out last minute from gig jobs, and to ask for a solution to this problem.

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He wrote, “Dear entrepreneurs, I’ve been servicing for my clients as a recruiter for gig work (part time/events/promoters). Lately, the amount of MIA (missing in action) candidates has dramatically shot up.”

He explained that many simply do not show up for work or give funny excuses at the last minute and asked, “Is there a platform that we can evaluate the candidates before confirming them to work? Anyone working on a rating system for the candidates (part time and full time)?”

Kevinfinity went on to share what he believes are the funniest among the plenty of excuses he’s been given.

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After over 20 minutes of waiting, Kevin asked this candidate, “So, you’re not coming?”

“Not coming as we’ve been lost since earlier,” the candidate responded.

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This candidate was allegedly unconscious at a hospital following an accident.

“I would like to inform that the owner of this phone number was in an accident at 2am earlier and is unconscious at a hospital,” the message read.


Kevinfinity hopes that young Malaysians will step up to the plate before brands start expand their horizons to foreign workers.

“Praying hard for the newer generations who are coming into the work culture. Things are changing drastically since MCO. I hope that in the next 5 years, we will still be able to hire Malaysians to work as promoters or event crew rather than hiring foreigners who are more capable and responsible,”

Can you image if this MIA culture continues in the next 5 years, brands and products are more likely to hire foreign workers to work as shopping mall promoters, for example pomegranate juice promoters,” he ended his post.

It’s truly sad to hear that employers and recruiters are losing faith in the local work force. We genuinely hope things look up for the gig industry.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.


Also read: S’pore Business Owners Experience Drops In Sales After M’sian Workers Returned Home

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