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Old 08-08-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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Just to provide an update

I did not get the position. I was being strung along like I thought. I know it is not personnel, but it is a pretty crappy way to treat another human being. Does it really take 3 months to hire someone?

Couple lessons:
1. Never ever give a hiring manager permission to call your current employer, EVER. If the hiring manager is professional and a good person to work for, he or she will understand and not want to place your current job in jeopardy.

2.If the hiring manager uses the phases, “no problem man” or “that’s cool” in an interview, you did not want to work there, run for the hills

3 Trust your gut, mine was screaming this is not right, this is not a good place, not a good manager, and it was 110% accurate.

So, when I take a step back and look over what happen, I realize I just really wanted the job just to win the competition, not because I thought it was going to be a really great place to work.

Going forward, I am going to put on my big girl panties and head to the next interview, with the mindset of finding a really great place to work, and I am not going to settle.

Sorry you didn't get the job but I think you may have dodged a bullet.

Your #1 is a no brainer. That would be a deal breaker for most people and a major red flag. What kind of employer would ask someone to risk their current job for an interview??

Due to the situation you're now in, your boss now knows you want to leave. You can try and smooth things over while you're still there, but this will be remembered.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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What's wrong with #2, a younger hiring manager using some slangish terms?
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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What's wrong with #2, a younger hiring manager using some slangish terms?
"Cause, like, some people was brung up proper and don't think its perfessional.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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"Cause, like, some people was brung up proper and don't think its perfessional.
Slang language has no place in a professional business interview. That type of slang is reserved for your friends, family and sometimes your co-workers, but not for a hiring manager to use repeatedly in an interview situation.

It shows an inability to differentiate between a professional and personal relationship; which is a skill you want a future boos to have in a work environment. Cause I am not your friend or your buddy, I am an employee and you are my employer.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Or maybe he was just trying to make the interviewee comfortable. What do I care how he talks?

He's the interviewer, he owes me nothing. He has no requirement to act or dress any certain way I want him to.

Me however, being the one on the spot for the job, should bend over backwards to try to enjoy the experience and learn from it.
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