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Old 11-14-2015, 02:33 PM
 
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Wrapped up final interview on Tuesday. Everything went smoothly, and hiring manager said he has no doubt that I can do the job, but they are still evaluating another candidate. He promised they'd have an answer by Friday. I didn't end up hearing from him during business hours on Friday, but received an email around 9pm apologizing for the late communication and requested a "quick conversation" on Monday. What are the odds that this is a rejection rather than an offer? Would he really put me through the stress of the weekend just to deny me come Monday? Thoughts?
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: NC
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I doubt this is a rejection because if it were a rejection I think he would have said it in that email. Or maybe he would not have replied at all. It's possible that this is an offer but it's also possible that he's still deciding between you and the other candidate.
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Personally, I think it's a rejection.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Thanks @PrincessSachiko.

@jaypee why do you think that's the case?
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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Personally, I think it's a rejection.
why so pessimistic? If it's a rejection, why does the manager insist on wasting time talking with OP on a business day? OP, just relax and be neutral about it. You'll find out the news anyways so lets just keep fingers crossed that it will be good news.

Good luck and hope you get it.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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why so pessimistic? If it's a rejection, why does the manager insist on wasting time talking with OP on a business day? OP, just relax and be neutral about it. You'll find out the news anyways so lets just keep fingers crossed that it will be good news.

Good luck and hope you get it.
Thanks @ameridreamnot - he did schedule an exact time on the calendar to chat, but I just hate that he left it open over the weekend. Would be quite cruel for him to email and schedule a call, only to reject on Monday. Thanks for the good luck!
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I think it's good news. Good luck! He would have just rejected you if it was a rejection. Why wait?
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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I think it's good news. Good luck! He would have just rejected you if it was a rejection. Why wait?
That's what I'm thinking too. Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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Wrapped up final interview on Tuesday. Everything went smoothly, and hiring manager said he has no doubt that I can do the job, but they are still evaluating another candidate. He promised they'd have an answer by Friday. I didn't end up hearing from him during business hours on Friday, but received an email around 9pm apologizing for the late communication and requested a "quick conversation" on Monday. What are the odds that this is a rejection rather than an offer? Would he really put me through the stress of the weekend just to deny me come Monday? Thoughts?
it's likely good news.. most hiring managers don't waste their time with "decline:" calls; it may just be salary and such was still being negotiated.
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As a hiring manager, I would never never d the rejection, HR would. I would contact the selected person, however, or if down to 1 candidate pending background check might invite them back for a tour and to see their potential work station or office. I'd remain optimistic, but it's hard to tell.
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