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Old 07-07-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Originally Posted by FeelinLow View Post
I am going through similar, but I am unemployed. I posted a thread about the slow hiring process.
It really is ridiculous.

Last wage job I had was 2 months from interview to start date. Then 3 weeks til my first pay check.
We ate ramen and peanut butter and could not drive anywhere to conserve the gas for driving to work, whenever that was going to start.

The way things are now is totally ineffective. I think the small businesses without the HR people are a faster hire and less BS.

They are totally out of touch with what job seekers are going through and could not care less.
In most places my pay is 2months behind. cheer up
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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In most places my pay is 2months behind. cheer up

How did you allow yourself to stay at a job that long and not get paid?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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@OP
Unfortunately, you may have to cut your losses and continue your job search If you ever get into communications with them again (or in another situation similar to this), be FIRM, but polite about getting a timeline for a response. If they don't get back to you by then, inquire about it. If you get no response, then yeah, move along.
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Why does the OP need to 'cut her losses?' How much does she have invested?

Keep trying to contact the company, and keep applying elsewhere. Delivering ultimatums will only get you one thing: rejected!

Just because this job is vitally important to the candidate, does not mean that it is the number one priority for the hiring manager. I know it's shocking, but things do come up.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Ontario, NY
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Do I still count on hearing back from them? I really hope they're not bull****ting me. From my experience, it's been difficult to get any follow-ups from them. I just wish they would just straight-out tell me what's going on or if I'm no longer a candidate. It's better than just waiting around and still hoping to hear back.
Until you have a firm job offer, Never Just wait around. Continue to look for a job. If I'm reading this right, after the verbal you have the job, you stopped looking. As for writing them off, if you need a job, I wouldn't withdraw my application, but continue to look for employment elsewhere.

Maybe my views differ from others here, but I think a bad job is better than no job at all, unless you have considerable savings or are independently wealthy
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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How did you allow yourself to stay at a job that long and not get paid?
Well, I still got income from the previous job since theyre 2months late We are expected to be solvent(?) in the 'expert level'. It was a pretty sad christmas on the first round tho. The issue here is I sometimes have layers of agents
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:36 AM
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Until you have a firm job offer, Never Just wait around. Continue to look for a job. If I'm reading this right, after the verbal you have the job, you stopped looking. As for writing them off, if you need a job, I wouldn't withdraw my application, but continue to look for employment elsewhere.

Maybe my views differ from others here, but I think a bad job is better than no job at all, unless you have considerable savings or are independently wealthy

I think it is so hard to continue looking for jobs once you get a verbal offer from a job you want. It was hard for me when I received a verbal offer and would just try and do other things to take my mind off of it until everything was finalized. But to restart the job search after a verbal offer from a job you want is so tough.


I can understand the OP frustration.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I think it is so hard to continue looking for jobs once you get a verbal offer from a job you want. It was hard for me when I received a verbal offer and would just try and do other things to take my mind off of it until everything was finalized. But to restart the job search after a verbal offer from a job you want is so tough.


I can understand the OP frustration.
Ditto to that! I am in the same boat.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:10 PM
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Ditto to that! I am in the same boat.

Yeah it's like having one foot over the finish line_LOL Who the hell wants to start over and run the whole race over again.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Yeah it's like having one foot over the finish line_LOL Who the hell wants to start over and run the whole race over again.
Good way to put it!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:55 PM
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Good way to put it!


As much as I wanted to seek other options it was hard when I wanted a job that also wanted me.

When that happens it is impossible to job hunt
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