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Old 02-23-2016, 08:53 PM
 
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2 phone interviews, 1 4-hr in person interview. They said they'd get back to me in a few days. It's been a few weeks.


Let me guess ... I'm entitled and "No one owes you a rejection email"


But companies are entitled to 4 hours of my time (excluding the commute time)??
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Did you follow up to "check your status"?
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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They weren't entitled to your time. You chose to give it to them.

Feeling like you're owed something just for participating in a process is basically textbook entitlement. So, yeah....
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:15 PM
 
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I work in HR and I think it is incredibly rude after interviewing to not hear back from them especially since you've called. That's happened to me before and it is extremely unprofessional. But by now I think I wouldn't dwell and move on to the next best opportunity.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:16 PM
 
Location: JobHuntingHacker.com
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No, you are not an entitled brat, but you need to learn how to deal with rejection. In my opinion, and I have been there believe me, if you feel so butt-hurt about not getting a rejection letter than you are giving too much power to employers to begin with.

If you really believed and behaved like you are in great demand as a worker and a skillset, some temporary rejection wouldn't faze you. I know its easier said than done but think about it first.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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Yes, OP, based on your overall posts, you are entitled.


The number one concern they have and should have is securing an agreement with the candidate they chose. They have a business to run which depends on hiring well, which includes not selecting incorrectly.


When applying for jobs, wise candidates do what good running backs do-never stop moving.


focus on other opportunities. Not getting your ego stroked by a "personal" rejection letter.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I hate when companies do that. They should've sent you an email or something. They're basically keeping your hopes up and leaving you in stress for not sending an email. On the other hand, if a company is not willing to send you an email, especially after two or three interviews, then you should be glad you're not working for them. While I hate being rejected, I've always respected when they send me an email. I hope you find something better soon. Good luck.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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I don't necessarily think anyone is being an 'entitled brat' for simply expecting the most basics of common courtesy.

But I also think one should be realistic that not all companies will extend this courtesy.

Looking back I've had a mix of experiences. Some companies I never heard back from even after interviewing (and this was at a company where I was recommended by a senior manager there, who I used to work with before). Some companies gave me the standard "thanks for applying, but" email.

So these days if I don't hear back from anyone, I just write it off.

My current manager personally phones every candidate to let them know why they won't be moving forward with them as applicants.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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I work in HR and I think it is incredibly rude after interviewing to not hear back from them especially since you've called. That's happened to me before and it is extremely unprofessional. But by now I think I wouldn't dwell and move on to the next best opportunity.
I agree.

This is very unprofessional. I've had things like this (and worse) happen to me on my job hunt.

You most likely dodged a bullet.
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:03 AM
 
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2 phone interviews, 1 4-hr in person interview. They said they'd get back to me in a few days. It's been a few weeks.


Let me guess ... I'm entitled and "No one owes you a rejection email"


But companies are entitled to 4 hours of my time (excluding the commute time)??
You complained when they DO send you rejection WITHOUT wasting 4 hours or your time:

How many times has this happened to you?

and now you complain when they DON'T send you a rejection?

You are not entitled, you have issues with dealing with rejection of any kind.

The only form of correspondence from potential employers you seem happy with are offers and ones that validates your impression of the interview:

Wow! I had a string of good luck the past 2 days.
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