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Old 01-12-2016, 09:51 PM
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So this hiring manager is really odd. The first time I called in for a follow up, he says that there's a situation with one of the employees is leaving and he'll call back by a specific deadline, but he doesn't. I've called in the next 2 times to ask him about, and he said he'd call back by a specific deadline but he doesn't call back! It's so frustrating because you either let me know if I didn't get the job or tell me if I got the job or not.

How long does it really take for an employee to leave for them to bring a new one in? He's said the interview went very well and that their highly interested in me but there are problems with the employees. Also, he does remember me from my volunteer shift since I applied to a place where I'm currently volunteering for. The next few times he'd say he'd call me back by a specific deadline and if he doesn't then I can call or e-mail him. And it's kind of annoying because it's just showing that I have to basically chase him down for the job or something. I mean, it doesn't seem like he minds that I call because he did tell me that I could call or e-mail him if he doesn't. I'm not sure....Should I just take the hint that they're not interested in me? Since I am applying to other jobs anyways because I have to move on with my life.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:42 AM
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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Why would you want to work for someone who is stringing you along? Look elsewhere for work!
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:18 AM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Move on. This manager sounds disorganized and clearly has no control over the situation. Being off to a bad start before even starting says it all.
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:20 AM
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I think you should move on too, rather than endure this torture. I don't think the hiring mgr is doing it on purpose but you should move on to preserve your sanity. Keep tabs on the situation but don't bet on it coming through, or at least don't bet on it comign through anytime soon.

Best of luck
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:52 AM
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Move on. Any employer who does this crap is not worth your time.

I had an employer call about a marketing assistant position. Never called on the appointed date for a phone interview. I didn't bother with them.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:25 AM
Location: Dallas TX
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They may be counter offering the employee hoping he/she will stay. They may not have the approval for the position to be back filled. No one has any idea. Put this on the back burner and move on as everyone has said.
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