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Old 07-06-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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i'd rather not drive through traffic going to the employer and back home afterwards. most interviews are pretty lenient on the time schedule. like around 10AM to 2PM or so.

but this one is 3:30PM in la/OC county in california is no fun. i guess i could have asked if another date with a more preferable time would have been acceptable, but who knows if they will feel slighted by this. as if their time is more important that mines and if you don't like it you can just go f*ck off.

am i wrong in my thinking? am i overthinking? am i being a big baby?
You are talking about a job, and you are concerned with one instance of an interview being a problem for you? I don't get it. Such cynicism, you think they went out of their way to mess with you? I got news for you, it is hard to put together a team of people who can all be there at once to interview some slob coming in, who doesn't want to be bothered with using the caps key.

Suck it up, buttercup.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:18 PM
 
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Honestly, if I found out a candidate didn't want to interview at 3:30pm because of late afternoon traffic, I'd worry about their reliability if hired when they are commuting home around 5pm every day.

(obviously assuming this is a traditional 'office hours' job)
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Some people prefer later in the afternoon or early morning since it's easier to schedule a late arrival or early departure with their current job.

Ya BIG BABY!
I might not have included the big baby part but yes, this. It's easier for most people to leave work early than to try to get to a middle of the workday interview. And well, you'll get a first hand view of what the commute home would be like if you worked there. If you already know the commute is too much for you to handle, don't even bother to interview.

But the time to say sorry, that time doesn't work for me, can we do X time instead? was when they scheduled it.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:17 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Honestly, if I found out a candidate didn't want to interview at 3:30pm because of late afternoon traffic, I'd worry about their reliability if hired when they are commuting home around 5pm every day.

(obviously assuming this is a traditional 'office hours' job)
I had the same thought. If OP gets the job and the hours are traditional, rush hour driving is going to be part of the daily grind.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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i'd rather not drive through traffic going to the employer and back home afterwards. most interviews are pretty lenient on the time schedule. like around 10AM to 2PM or so.

but this one is 3:30PM in la/OC county in california is no fun. i guess i could have asked if another date with a more preferable time would have been acceptable, but who knows if they will feel slighted by this. as if their time is more important that mines and if you don't like it you can just go f*ck off.

am i wrong in my thinking? am i overthinking? am i being a big baby?
WAaaa!
Anybody seen my pacifier.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I might not have included the big baby part but yes, this. It's easier for most people to leave work early than to try to get to a middle of the workday interview. And well, you'll get a first hand view of what the commute home would be like if you worked there. If you already know the commute is too much for you to handle, don't even bother to interview.

But the time to say sorry, that time doesn't work for me, can we do X time instead? was when they scheduled it.
Thank you,
I normally would have refrained from the "big baby" comment too but he offered that options up in his OP.

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Old 07-07-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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... as if their time is more important that mines....
The nerve of thems. They probably think their grammar is better that mines too. Screw 'em, I say!
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:06 AM
 
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My question to the OP has to do with IF he does not plan to work past 3:30 should he recieve an offer from that interview. : D
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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If they say 3:30pm, its 3:30pm. If you can't make that time, you let them know and reschedule in a professional manner.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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i'd rather not drive through traffic going to the employer and back home afterwards. most interviews are pretty lenient on the time schedule. like around 10AM to 2PM or so.

but this one is 3:30PM in la/OC county in california is no fun. i guess i could have asked if another date with a more preferable time would have been acceptable, but who knows if they will feel slighted by this. as if their time is more important that mines and if you don't like it you can just go Mod cut..

am i wrong in my thinking? am i overthinking? am i being a big baby?
Employers don't care about you. Period.
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