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Old 07-05-2018, 03:49 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 Mod cut..

am i wrong in my thinking? am i overthinking? am i being a big baby?

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Old 07-05-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Their time is theirs to schedule. To them, their time is more important and they probably have other applicants who will make it work no matter the time. They didn't seek you out, you sought them out right? You could ask to reschedule, but giving the reason as bad traffic isn't a great idea. Gives the impression you'll be high maintenance/fussy. Plan your drive with plenty of extra time.

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Old 07-05-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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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.
Mod cut.

As an employer, I could care one's rat's rear about your "precious" time, but I also have no way of knowing your time assignments so you most certainly can set the pace on this. All you had to do (and believe me many candidates have done this) say the time wont so is there anything earlier or maybe first thing the following morning. Do you really and honestly think we'll start questioning you on why the time won't work? If it won't work for you, it won't work for you. If we're interested we'll make adjustments. Mod cut.

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Old 07-05-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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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?
When you own the company and need to hire someone then you can set the interview times. Until then, the company calls the shots because itís their time. Remember, youíre only a potential hire, not an actual member of the team yet. This means you either go along or move on.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Did they call you to tell you the time or email you with it already set.

As has been said, if they called, all you had to do was ask whether another time was available. People do it all the time. And if there's another day/time available they usually say, "Sure, what time would work for you?" No big deal.

Even if they emailed you, you still could have emailed or called back to ask.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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am i wrong in my thinking? am i overthinking? am i being a big baby?
Yes, yes, yes.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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So didn't the recruiter ask you for a time in the first place?
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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3:30 is within typical business hours, so is definitely and acceptable time to propose an interview. If you didn’t counter, then you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Given the choices you have given us, I vote for big baby.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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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!
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:31 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?
I understand. Sometimes the hiring manager does not have flexibility.
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