I was supposed to have a phone interview this morning at 10:30.
No one called to cancel, no one called for the interview.
All attempts to reach the person who arranged the interview have failed.
So much for common courtesy.
I would be trying to call someone's boss. It was probably an
oversight...Monday morning.. Maybe someone called in sick.
Good luck! Don't thrown the hand in yet. Play it (if you're willing to
work for them).
I've had situations like that.
The first thing I would ask is, was it HR or not? Is the shop even big enough to have an HR department. Regardless, following up with management is a great idea, if it's an option.
Things haven't changed much in 40 years.
Long ago I called AT&T about a "hiring" ad that was in the local
paper. The people at that number didn't know there was an ad running.
The ad was placed by their HR department which was 400 miles away and
no one bothered to call and let them know.
The ad ran again a few weeks later and this time the person who
answered the call knew they were hiring. Went for the interview and
then spent 32 years with them.
Well last night around 5 I made contact with the person who setup the
interview. They were sorry and wanted to reschedule for 10:30pm... I
said that's pretty late... ...no,no I meant am.. Ok 10:30am is good...
Stood up again.
.. then again, maybe this is all part of the interview ?
.. seeing how you handle difficult & changing conditions ?
how you communicate ? how you re-align your schedule ?
.... how much you really want this job !
just a thought ..
Don't burn too many bridges, too fast.
On 5/13/2014 5:24 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Personally I would never want to work for a company that plays these
type games. Been there and done that. If this is the interview
technique rest assured that normal is going to be this way too and you
will never be able to make a decision without having doubt.
On 5/13/2014 6:24 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I'm not burning any bridges. I am right now starting to envision
traveling 2.5 hours again each way if this doesn't pan out. So I am
anxious to have this one work.
I once had an interview where the manager interviewed me, then he
brought in a bunch of people and they got really rough and started
yelling at me and screaming, many at once... I realized it was a high
pressure interview designed to see where I cracked.
They offered me the position.I refused. They then offered me a position
above that position. Again I refused. My wife and I reasoned that them
bringing in lunch everyday, a hot cart of 7 gourmet meals and the
interview meant they wanted my life.. No leaving for lunch, not
weekends. It was a finance, and I was in finance at the time. I did not
like many of the people in the industry. I found they were not REAL
people. Lots of backstabbing and strategizing on how to get ahead or
And I knew when to leave - the early retirement offer that year was
the first I was eligible for and better than all the following years.
I've "retired" 3 (or is it 4?) more times from other jobs since -
never me looking for work, just work that someone came asking me to
do. It's nice to have skills that are needed enough that someone will
pay an hourly rate for your time ;-)
(Somewhat) related story. I was laid off on 3/11 from the company I had
been with for 35 years. I reinterviewed on 4/5 for one of two an
essentially similar positions at a lower grade for what I was doing before.
Told I was the 'top candidate' and a decision would be made within the
week. Since then they keep telling me I'm still the 'top candidate',
they've stopped giving me decision dates, and won't give a firm yes or no.
at this point I'm assuming the answer is no. Meanwhile they've already made
an offer on the other open position at the same level. Hmm
call me 'tired of waiting'.
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