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Old 12-07-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Its not "they". Its my site director who is unsure. Everyone else is pressuring him to hire me. Everyone else that has worked with me and knows me better. I think its personal with him. We haven't really connected and I would be reporting to him.
My advice is get other interviews FOR REAL and try really hard at them. Also keep in touch with the company on that other opening that is coming up you might be qualified for. Reading this, I think your chances are limited. If you had "connected" with this site director, this wouldn't even be an issue and they wouldn't even be interviewing other people since all your coworkers are vouching for you that you are qualified and competent to do the job right now even though your current experience level is a bit below what the job description usually asks for. Sorry, but that's my gut instinct on this one. If the site director was one of the ones who was in corner, you would have the job, not a "courtesy" interview with other managers telling you to make sure to get interviews elsewhere. Unless you are the type of person who can swing things around fast and has a magnetic personality to use on the site manager OR they get really crappy applicants, I think it will take a miracle for this to go temp to perm due to the bolded bits above.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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"Have you been interviewing?"

"Not recently."
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I actually intended the above as a bit of humor, but I got called away from the computer before I was finished. Didn't get back until just now, and its too late to change my post.

Unless you've got a really good poker face -- and I'm guessing you don't -- its probably better to tell the truth. You just don't have to go to confession over it, if you follow my meaning...

-- Nighteyes
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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If asked how about replying "I would rather not say at this time?"
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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That can be dangerous. Some bosses may have the opposite reaction and just wish you well in your new endeavor. Mine always says that if anyone threatens to quit will hand them a resignation form, and it's happened a couple of times.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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That can be dangerous. Some bosses may have the opposite reaction and just wish you well in your new endeavor. Mine always says that if anyone threatens to quit will hand them a resignation form, and it's happened a couple of times.
I have seen that more than once.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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That can be dangerous. Some bosses may have the opposite reaction and just wish you well in your new endeavor. Mine always says that if anyone threatens to quit will hand them a resignation form, and it's happened a couple of times.
I wouldn't be quitting. My position is ending in January. Maybe I didn't explain that well enough, but I feel like I spend half of my threads on re explaining what I already explained.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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I have been interning/temping at this place for about 6 months now. They have now opened up the position as a perm position and are going to interview other people, along with me for the position.
Sounds pretty normal so far.

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It looks like my site director is hesitant about hiring me, but everyone else wants me to be hired. They keep asking if I have been interviewing, but unfortunately, I have had trouble getting other interviews.
Who's "they"? The management? Usually it's better to keep your cards close to your chest; in other words, don't mention that you're looking around, even in a temporary situation like yours.

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I'm thinking of just telling them I have an interview or two next week just to put more pressure on them to hire me, and to make me seem more in demand and not so desperate for an offer. It seems like I'm just totally leaving the ball in their court right now. I'm also afraid they might try to lowball me with an offer if I don't have other options.
It's better to negotiate from a position of strength. For you, the best thing is to line up a job offer, even one that may not be your ideal job, but at least it's something in your pocket. Then, you have somewhere to go, and you can use that to apply a bit of pressure. Maybe apply to work at some random super market or other local business, so you literally have a job; this increases your negotiating power, even without mentioning the type of work.

If you have no other options, and they lowball you, it's because they are negotiating from a position of strength and that's the cards you are dealt--take it or leave it. If you do get the position, work super hard to allay your director's misgivings and earn yourself a raise/bonus/promotion. Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Start interviewing elsewhere. Never stay more than 2 years at a job. More than that and you are wasting your time. You should eventually aim to leave and start your own business competing with your boss.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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I have been interning/temping at this place for about 6 months now. They have now opened up the position as a perm position and are going to interview other people, along with me for the position. It looks like my site director is hesitant about hiring me, but everyone else wants me to be hired. They keep asking if I have been interviewing, but unfortunately, I have had trouble getting other interviews. I'm thinking of just telling them I have an interview or two next week just to put more pressure on them to hire me, and to make me seem more in demand and not so desperate for an offer. It seems like I'm just totally leaving the ball in their court right now. I'm also afraid they might try to lowball me with an offer if I don't have other options.

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