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Old 01-25-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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(I did have this happen to me once, and I turned it down, in part because it involved things that wouldn't work out the best and that I was less skilled at than what I had originally applied for.)

Say you apply for some position online. However, when they call you or you come in for an interview, they

1.) Offer you quite a bit less pay than they had said earlier
2.) The job description doesn't match what you signed up with or it's even a totally different job
3.) They were deceptive about the hours you'd be working (i.e. you may have asked not to work night shifts yet they put them in even though they had said it was ok earlier.)
4.) They said it was full time and it turns out to only be part time or temp
5.) etc

Would you just walk away or hear it out? Generally, if they are gonna be shady in just the interview spot, they may well be like that on the job too.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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I have had that happen to me several times. Once I walked out, because it was insurance sales and I had been told that I was interviewing for an admin position.
Otherwise I politely sat, listened,interview ended and I left.
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:10 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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This has happened multiple times to myself and husband. Really, a lot actually. I think twice my husband did it anyways but quickly left as it got even worse. I interviewed recently for a job that gave a certain job title. When I went in for the interview, I was told what the position was exactly and it was FAR from the title given. I was upset as it was very misleading and did not accept the job. They made the ad look much more attractive and wasted my time entirely. It seems to be a bit common anymore.. theyre hoping to get more candidates interested and make the job/hours and pay sound better then it is.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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This has happened to me a few times, too, but mostly on boards such as CareerBuilder and Craigslist. I generally try to avoid these sites unless Indeed is dry.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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(I did have this happen to me once, and I turned it down, in part because it involved things that wouldn't work out the best and that I was less skilled at than what I had originally applied for.)

Say you apply for some position online. However, when they call you or you come in for an interview, they

1.) Offer you quite a bit less pay than they had said earlier
2.) The job description doesn't match what you signed up with or it's even a totally different job
3.) They were deceptive about the hours you'd be working (i.e. you may have asked not to work night shifts yet they put them in even though they had said it was ok earlier.)
4.) They said it was full time and it turns out to only be part time or temp
5.) etc

Would you just walk away or hear it out? Generally, if they are gonna be shady in just the interview spot, they may well be like that on the job too.
Walk away.....Got that treatment once....Got a hold of the manager, complained about wasting gas/time, they coughed up $10...Never called me again...
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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Why would you even consider that job? If you think those lies are bad, wait until you start the job. You will find even more lies.

Here are the next lies, after you start working:

"Your check is in the mail".

"It must have been lost in the mail, we will have payroll mail it again."

"I can't believe it happened again. I will have them overnight it."

"Bend over, we have happy surprise for you."
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Upper Darby, PA
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(I did have this happen to me once, and I turned it down, in part because it involved things that wouldn't work out the best and that I was less skilled at than what I had originally applied for.)

Say you apply for some position online. However, when they call you or you come in for an interview, they

1.) Offer you quite a bit less pay than they had said earlier
2.) The job description doesn't match what you signed up with or it's even a totally different job
3.) They were deceptive about the hours you'd be working (i.e. you may have asked not to work night shifts yet they put them in even though they had said it was ok earlier.)
4.) They said it was full time and it turns out to only be part time or temp
5.) etc

Would you just walk away or hear it out? Generally, if they are gonna be shady in just the interview spot, they may well be like that on the job too.
Lower pay and misleading info about the work shift would have me moving in another direction.
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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I admit, if it was something I liked to something I also liked, I'd pretty see it out. Or, better yet, if it was something I liked to something I liked better, I'd be ok.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Say you apply for some position online. However, when they call you or you come in for an interview, they

2.) The job description doesn't match what you signed up with or it's even a totally different job
This is why I've made it a habit to bring the actual job ad posting with me to interviews. Whenever things start magically changing regarding my duties halfway during the interview, I can wip out the posting and say "Uh...That's not what you said on here."
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:27 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I remember one interview I went on... it was for an accounts receivable position. I asked if the person who had this job would be making a lot of collection calls (I HATE doing collections!) I was told that they might occasionally have to, but it was rare. I got the job, get started and find out that the MAJORITY of it is making collection calls. I wasn't there long after that.
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