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Old 08-05-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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he could care less.
That is the correct answer. You are finding out, like most of us on this board, that you are just a cog in the machine. Good fit great, bad fit or unsure they don't care at all. It's business and they don't care.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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That is the correct answer. You are finding out, like most of us on this board, that you are just a cog in the machine. Good fit great, bad fit or unsure they don't care at all. It's business and they don't care.
What a said state of affairs that is, that we can't have common decency to on another. I could not imagine what I would do if I was out of work without a check coming in.

I will give him credit though, he has done everything he said he would do by the time he said he would do it. This person called when he said they would by this deadline, etc. Hey, hope springs eternal.

If I get the job, after a couple of months, I will discuss streamlining the hiring process

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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What a said state of affairs that is, that we can't have common decency to on another. I could not imagine what I would do if I was out of work without a check coming in.

I will give him credit though, he has done everything he said he would do by the time he said he would do it. This person called when he said they would by this deadline, etc. Hey, hope springs eternal.

If I get the job, after a couple of months, I will discuss streamlining the hiring process

I'll keep you posted.
Yeah it took me awhile to get a thick skin about it, and I come from year of sales background so I am used to no, but frankly my prospects are more considerate than most HM I have dealt with.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I know your frustration! I just went through 2 months of waiting to finally get started after my initial offer.

No excuse really, but I theorized that some of the players in the process must have tag-teamed going on vacation or something.

Anyway, hang in. I start on Wednesday. Finally!

I hope things work out your way.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Press on as if this isn't happening. Sounds like they are about 3 weeks overdue on making a decision, unless their decision was to go with someone else.

No sense in waiting by the phone. Maybe one of the other prospects will work out.
Agreed.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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two days. After two days and there is no response, i'm will just assume they are not call back.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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I know your frustration! I just went through 2 months of waiting to finally get started after my initial offer.

No excuse really, but I theorized that some of the players in the process must have tag-teamed going on vacation or something.

Anyway, hang in. I start on Wednesday. Finally!

I hope things work out your way.
Congrats! I hope to someday have the same feeling. Cause this process sucks!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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You did the correct thing by discussing this with your current boss before hand and it sounds like you have that person's support. Nothing needs to be said at work past : Always look for opportunities to improve/move up/etc. My personal slogan is: keep your resume updated. If your perspective employer wanted to contact your current boss and you said "no way" it could be a red flag.

I know it's not a gov't job cuz they actually called your boss. LOL I'm gov't and have applied for dozens and have interviewed for a bunch of those and have been hired over a half dozen times.

With money as it is and hiring freezes as they are... be patient but continue applying elsewhere. They need to want you. Someone else may want you, too. Maybe they have to wait for the position to be vacated by the person who is on medical or some other situation. don't throw away all the time you've invested. If something better comes along, take it. If you take something else not as good and this job comes through, make a decision, the right one for you.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback.

At the second interview, they made it very clear they would need to speak to my current employer in order to move forward with a offer. I let my current boss know before they called and he is supportive of my taking the position as it is a step up in my career. It is just uncomfortable at the office because we don't know what is going to happen, he is reluctant to give me new projects, etc, if I am leaving in 2 weeks. But I agree, need to start aggressively looking cause I can't stay were I am, but the thought of starting over is very hard.

The entire process is just frustrating and I am not sure why it has to be this way. As a hiring manager before, I wanted it to be as efficient as possible, so I could get the best person hired to do the work that needed to be done.

I spoke to the Director last Thursday, so a couple of days ago.

It is just very frustrating, I think I have jumped through all the hoops, but no, there pops up another one.

I mean, don't people interview people for jobs to hire them or is this a sick joke to string someone along, maybe a power trip or something.

He did mention in the interview that the last person he hired was over the top and he needed to push them out of the organization. Maybe he has had a bad hire in the past and no one in the organization trusts him to make the decision.

It is very hard to walk away from a job that pays mid-80K, allows teleworking and has a short commute.
Sorry, but that is a huge red flag expecting you to let your current employer know you want to leave your job.

To not care that you are possibly putting your income at risk for an interview????????

It might be a sign it is not the company to work for.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:45 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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How long do you wait on a possible job offer?

I interviewed for a position the first week of June for a job that I thought I was really well qualified for, after the interview I was told a decision would be made by the first week of July and that they would be calling for second interviews the next week.

Well, the next week comes around and I get a call for the second interview, which was scheduled for a week later. Second interview was with the hiring manager and his boss. The interview lasted over an hour and went really well, discussed teleworking, flex schedule, staffing, expectations, etc.

At this point I thought the process was complete and an offer was pending, oh if life was that simple. Got a call, would you meet with the staff? I offer to come to the office but that was discouraged, hiring manager wanted it to be off site. OK, two weeks later, meet the staff, everything goes well.

Thinking I had made it to the finish line, I email to follow up, "when will you be making a decision, etc? Told, just got back from vacation and need to catch up on a few things and will be out of the office next week, should have a finalized decision in two weeks.

Two weeks pass, get an email saying, appreciated your patience, expect a call from the Director of the agency to discuss the position by the end of the week. Director calls, great conversation, now I am again waiting.

It has been over 7 weeks and I am at the end of my rope.

In between all of this activity, my boss has been called for a reference and now knows I am leaving, which makes work very uncomfortable.

So, am I being strung along or do you see a real offer for me in the future from this company?
The waiting is horrible.

I have not stopped looking, had 2 other interviews, and just got called for a second interview this afternoon.


Wow that's crazy, I never heard of a current boss being called for a reference. Now you have to get to hired.

GoodLuck
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