An expensive typo
A former managing editor was willing to pay a headhunter $1,720 to spruce up her resume and send it out ... until they accidentally inserted gibberish into it, making her look like an ass to 200 potential employers.
Four days later, she received an e-mail from Bud Weiser Chevrolet-Cadillac in Beloit stating, "Barbara, received your letter, but I am not sure what a 70E.R1B,EWI.5381 does. Maybe you could fill me in, and we could go from there," according to the lawsuit.The former editor's next endeavor? Suing the job firm, seeking more than $75,000 for humiliation, mental anguish, emotional pain and loss of professional reputation.
The next day, she received a copy of the letter from a Madison public relations firm with the gibberish and the words "executive metro editor" circled in pink, the word "Proofread," and a question mark highlighted, according to the lawsuit.
One other note: Bud Weiser Chevrolet-Cadillac? Are you kidding me?