The promotion interviews were arranged for a Saturday morning in a school gym.
However, since I only learnt last minute that all candidates were required to give a presentation on their research, I arrived at the venue completely unprepared to speak about my work. I also turned up in jeans and a jumper rather than a suit.
On the spot I told the panel chair that I would be withdrawing my application. Later I put in a formal complaint to HR about their poor communication channels. A young woman offered me a thin red lipstick as compensation for my trouble.