My wife recently interviewed with Web Street Securities (Web Street, Inc.) in Deerfield, IL for the position of Corporate Receptionist. The interview was arranged through a private employment recruiting company. A job offer was communicated both directly to my wife, and through the recruiting company. My wife asked for time to consider her decision, and to check with her current employer on the status of her in-house interview for a different job. Web Street, however, insisted on an immediate decision. Since the Web Street job was just what my wife was looking for, she gave in to the pressure and accepted the job, both with her future supervisor and the recruiter, was given her salary information and a starting date, and was absolutely thrilled. She gave her current employer her 2 weeks’ notice the next day. Then, three days later, Web Street suddenly rescinded the offer through the recruiter, via their head of Human Resources, with no other explanation than that they had botched the process internally. The recruiting agency was as stunned as my wife. The result is that my wife is very hurt, and has no job anywhere, and Web Street doesn’t even return my calls. In fact, Web Street has not even made an effort to contact my wife. Illinois is an “Employment At Will” state, and it is likely that my wife has no legal remedy of consequence. However, I wanted job applicants who might be considering Web Street for a career, as well as current and potential future investors to be aware of this situation.

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