Here is a quaint story of a data scientist who had a short telephone interview for a position at online dating site HowAboutWe.com and proceeds to flip out when he is rejected. To gain retribution, he writes a long missive back to the company and CCs writers from many news outlets such as Buzzfeed, The LA Times, Bloomberg, Mashable, OKCupid and other tech publications. The full text of the manifesto is included below.
I have my thoughts about the data scientist’s experience and reaction. First, it could be that he is an unpleasant dullard and a bit bananas. But then again it also could be that the interviewing company is yet-another-unicorn-seeking organization that approaches the acquisition of a data scientist in a very unrealistic manner. But you be the judge, read it and weep.