“Never Assume Unless Otherwise Stated”
Not to villainize the hiring managers and recruiters, but sometimes, they also have the more difficult end of the process, and sometimes, they are unrewarded for it. Technically, you have to face a lot of different people with different personalities in a day, so you can’t really expect someone to remain sane all throughout.
One of the hardest roles that they must commit to is to become the bringer of bad news, and if there’s no easy way to break a heart, there is also definitely no easy way to tell someone they’re not fit for the job. However, one way or another, it must be done, so that both parties can move on. Yes, we are still talking about employment.