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Old 01-14-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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So I have been unemployed for a few months now. I went on an interview on Tuesday with a small property management company for an administrative assistant position. The company has about 7 people in this office and they have all been there for several years. The woman that was retiring has been there for 16 years - which is why the position opened up. I was at the interview for a few hours and everyone I met with seemed very friendly, and receptive to my questions. A couple things I found out during the interview was that they don't offer any medical benefits and the other benefits like pto, vacation are really lacking. He also told me that he doesn't give raises but instead gives out 2 yearly bonuses. At the end of the interview they asked me if I was interested based on all the information given - I said yes. They asked me when I could start - I told them within about 1 week.

I received a phone call the very next day (Wednesday) with an offer of employment. I was surprised to hear back so fast but I wasn't thrilled with the hourly rate and felt it was a little low. I thanked him and I asked him if I could have 24 hours to think it over and speak with my husband about it. He said that would be fine. I stressed about it all last night and had planned to negotiate a better wage. I called him back today ready to negotiate and he tells me "I decided to hire someone yesterday"- I was floored. I said "I thought you were going to give me a day to think it over?" He said "Well we need someone to start right away and can't start right away" Which is bull because he told me he was fine with my availability. This jerk hired someone the same day he extended me an offer and told me I could have a day to think about it! I told him I thought this was extremely unprofessional and that the least he could have done was call me to let me know they gave the job to someone else! He could have called yesterday or this morning - but didn't even bother.

I'm sorry I'm just so surprised I was treated with such rudeness..
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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He took your "Have to think about it" as you did not really want the job so he made the offer to someone who accepted immediately.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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I asked him if I could have 24 hours to think it over and speak with my husband about it.


I'm sorry I'm just so surprised I was treated with such rudeness..
From the sounds of what lack of benefits and stuff, I'd say the owner is a control freak and you're way better off not to have gotten the job. He expected you to "Grab it" and so when you said "I'll think it over" his response (Internally) was "That #$%^& thinks she'll get more? #@$% her!" and so he then tells you to "F(*&^ Off" and probably smiled as he hung up....
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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From the sounds of what lack of benefits and stuff, I'd say the owner is a control freak and you're way better off not to have gotten the job. He expected you to "Grab it" and so when you said "I'll think it over" his response (Internally) was "That #$%^& thinks she'll get more? #@$% her!" and so he then tells you to "F(*&^ Off" and probably smiled as he hung up....
From my experience its not a good sign when an employer expects you to give an answer right away. I guess its better I know now how this guy is.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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Ten to one he offered the second candidate less pay than you and that person jumped on it. He did you a favor
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:03 AM
 
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From his perspective, what is there to think about? You are unemployed, he told you the conditions of employment, and you said you were interested in the job based on the information provided. He offers you the job, but now you need to think about it, so he moves on to someone who doesn't need to think about it. I'm not saying I agree with it -- 24 hrs isn't going to have any impact on anything -- but that is probably what he was thinking.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Ten to one he offered the second candidate less pay than you and that person jumped on it. He did you a favor
Not necessarily less pay but perhaps the 2nd candidate didn't ask any questions.

No raises + few benefits = dead end anyway.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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From his perspective, what is there to think about? You are unemployed, he told you the conditions of employment, and you said you were interested in the job based on the information provided. He offers you the job, but now you need to think about it, so he moves on to someone who doesn't need to think about it. I'm not saying I agree with it -- 24 hrs isn't going to have any impact on anything -- but that is probably what he was thinking.
We didn't discuss exact pay in the interview - just a range based on experience. I think many people would need some time to think about it if it wasn't what they had in mind for pay/salary. 24 hours is a very short amount of time.
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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that's potentially breach of an oral contract of employment but not worth litigating
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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that's potentially breach of an oral contract of employment but not worth litigating
I dont have an recourse.. nothing was in writing.
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