Saturday, February 5, 2011

I've About Had It With Macy's and Taleo Both

There's a reason I don't use Internet Explorer, it has security holes you could drive a Mack truck through.

There's a reason I don't use Firefox any longer, it crashes nearly every time I open it.

One would think that sites such as Taleo and Macys/Bloomingdales would be technically savvy enough to allow a major browser such as Google Chrome to be used.

When I tried to apply for a job with Macy's tonight (via Taleo) it allowed me to get all the way through the application until it was time to complete the questionnaire. Then I get this:

So I tried Firefox and got this, less than 2 minutes after completing the application on Google Chrome
Service UnavailableUnfortunately, the service you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable. It may be under maintenance. Please try again later.
I just submitted an incomplete application via Google Chrome.

I can estimate pretty accurately my chances of getting this job: somewhere between slim and none.  And it is Macy's/Taleo's fault, not mine!!


plantkingdom said...

I don't know you or read your blog, but I just had the same exact problem with Blockbuster. I saw this by googling the error message.

Anonymous said...

Try it again. Google Chrome was not compatiable with the application tool. It is advisable to always use standard browsers when applying for the job, even though it's cool to have the most advance stuff on your computer. Good luck!

Suellen Roley said...

Hey Anonymous.....Post was dated well over a year ago. I won't be trying it again with ANY browser because I no longer have ANY interest in working for Macy's since I have no transportation other than the local bus. Macy's is 4 1/2 miles away from my house (that is 4 1/2 miles each way). They won't even hire me because I can't work later than 5:20 pm (that's the last bus that can get me home, if I miss that bus I get to walk 4 1/2 miles one way)