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Old 12-09-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I had an early morning interview scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30. I arrived at the site at 7:15 and the doors were locked, and I wasn't given any special instructions to get in. I called the recruiting firm, who gave me the manager's number. I called the manager and left a voicemail. I told the manager I was outside, waited around until 7:50 and no one came, then left. I had to be back at work at 9 and told both parties before the interview I had to be punctual. I took two sick hours to give myself some breathing room, which ended up wasted.

The recruiting firm called back about 8:30 and gave me some convoluted story about the manager not thinking the doors were locked and that his phone was on silent, he apologized, and that they wanted to reschedule me sooner rather than later. They also said the manager had a good candidate.

I was thinking tonight why bother since they had a mix up once, and already said they had a good candidate. It seems like a long shot I even get the job, and it's a 10% pay increase, at best. I replied all and said I came down with bronchitis to maybe stall and think it over, but I'm leaning toward no here.

How would you approach this?
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Personally, unless I really wanted the job, I would tell them I wasn't interested. They already have a good candidate and gave a BS reason for not keeping your interview.

Sad that it's okay for employers to pull that kind of crap.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I'd walk. If they were serious about hiring you they wouldn't have jerked you around like that.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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i tend to go to interviews if i can and at the very least look at them as practice. but if it's in any way a hassle for you to do the interview, you are getting all kinds of red flags about what it would be like to work at this place. they seem disorganized and unprofessional. i'd say do the interview if it's not a big deal for you, but otherwise just skip it.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Since you are getting the reason through a second party, it's possible the person did in fact not realize the doors were locked. Regarding the comment of "the manager having a god candidate", once again this is coming through a second party so it may also had been to reschedule you quickly because "your a good candidate". I can't for the life of me understand why a person seeking employment would try to find a reason to make things a negative to the point of not pursuing the opportunity.

Reschedule, interview and good luck.
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Since you are getting the reason through a second party, it's possible the person did in fact not realize the doors were locked. Regarding the comment of "the manager having a god candidate", once again this is coming through a second party so it may also had been to reschedule you quickly because "your a good candidate". I can't for the life of me understand why a person seeking employment would try to find a reason to make things a negative to the point of not pursuing the opportunity.

Reschedule, interview and good luck.
It sounds like it was an honest error, but it is a bit of a hassle for me to go that early. We ended up rescheduling for Tuesday.
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