no ideas for hr
I wasn't much interested to pursue actually, but somehow I also think the company owes me an explanation for (verbally) offering me the job and bringing up about contract-signing, and well, leaving me hanging there. I decided to give a call to HR and hear what they have to say. I had been calling whole week-long but I couldn't get to the HR executive who handled my case. That guy did go to work, according to his colleagues who picked up my call. So I sent him an email as well. No response after one week. An acquaintance who is working in the same department that I was applying to revealed the truth: they are interviewing more people for that position.
See, I have applied for enough jobs to understand that it is perfectly fine to quietly reject candidates after the interview. "Only successful candidates will be notified", no? It is natural that companies want to pick the best to join their payroll. But to tell the candidate that they are hiring you and fix a date for contract-signing then call back and give some reason to indefinitely postpone the contract-signing, is far from being professional. Especially for a Japanese MNC. It's like you telling a kid that you are giving him a lollipop, then just as his hand reaches out, you pull back the lollipop, turn around and ask other children who wants THAT lollipop.
I am not going to boycott your products, neither am I going to ask others to boycott your products. But I just think that the way your company does HR, really has something wrong.