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Old 06-28-2013, 02:17 PM
Location: Sunrise, FL
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After weeks of restless job hunting and fruitless interviews, I received two e-mail responses for a particular position I really wanted to be called for. The first email was the generic, 'Thank you for your interest in our company' then a day later, "Are you interested in the position and when would you be available to pay us a visit?" I respond with my next few days availability, and receive 'Whatever suits you best, we open at 10am.'

This is the second time I've been told to 'come on down, were open!' It was a receptionist position at a private gym, during which the lady doing the interviewing looked me up and down and said, "This isn't just a desk job. You have to clean the facility and restrooms too." She repeated to me over and over that I needed to use Excel, garnish a toilet scrubber, & be the 'happy face' at the front desk all for a measly $8 an hour.

I am cautious and undoubtedly not in need of another kick to my ego. Is it worth my time to interview 'when I want', or keep looking?
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:03 PM
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I would call or email and try and get a specific time and day. What happens if you "come on down" and the person you need to interview with isn't there or too busy to talk to you?

You don't want to get dressed up, waste your time and gas to get there and find out you can't interview.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:10 PM
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Why do people keep buying lottery cards if they lose, or still eat seafood after getting food poisoning from a bad bucket of shrimp? Because not every experience is the same.

Clearly they want you to take the initiative and schedule it yourself. They told you their availability. Pick a time, send them an email and say "Okay, I can come in at TIME on DATE. Call me at NUMBER if you need to reschedule." If there's a problem, they'll tell you.

And if the experience turns out not worth it to you, oh well, move on. Accept disappointment and cope with having your time wasted. You're not alone in that situation.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:18 PM
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^^ I agree- they said when they are available. Pick a time- what's the worst that could happen? JUST GO!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:52 PM
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If you don't go, your chances of getting the job are 0%. Your chances if you do go would be higher.
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