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Old 05-27-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I applied for a job posting, and got a reply to schedule an interview. The manager told me it was door-to-door sales, 100% commission, which I don't normally accept, but I was so desperate for a job that I said yes. Today, I decided that it would be fruitless and I really wasn't interested (and I'm sick today as well), so I decided to call in before the interview to cancel. The hiring manager was very angry and called me a - - - - -, said "good luck, you're gonna need it," and hung up on me! Wow!

Was what I did really that callous, rude and unprofessional, or was the manager out of line? Would it have been better to just no show the interview, or show up and go through the motions even when I knew I wasn't interested? I feel like a complete idiot. I will NEVER agree to an interview again unless I am SURE I want the job. NEVER AGAIN. I'm truly sorry for being such a jerk.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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Nah . He probrobly has a HUGE turnover rate and ppl quit on him all the time. Go have something cold to drink and forget about this
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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You weren't the rude one. If this guy was that angry about having one less person to interview then it sounds like this place is a bit shady to begin with.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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What flyers29 said, I second that. Sounds like the guy is a complete arse and would be horrible to work with.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Get a grip. It sounds like someone best not to work for anyways. You don't have to be absolutely sure about a job when going into an interview. Even if you get a job offer it is perfectly acceptable to take your time to think about if it is something you want to do.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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He was out of line, you're lucky you didn't go. personally I think that jobs like that are predatory, they usually only hire people who are naive or desperate.

Door-to-door commission only sales? No thanks. You'd probably end up actually losing money on that one after you got done paying for gas.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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What was it? Kirby vaccuum cleaners?

You are lucky that you didn't go. I agree with annerk on this one.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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The guy was probably angry because he lost the chance to get someone to work essentially for free.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Well, you dodged a bullet.
If someone treats ME like crap before I even get hired (nasty at interview, unprofessional, just rude on the phone) it tells me this place is a joke and do I want to work there?

This guy doesn't know you from a hole in the wall. What if you were 'a plant' by a manager up the ladder to test HIS skills? Swearing at you is uncalled for. Why the heck should he care if someone 'backs out of an interview?' I've done it, too and you know what, it makes them SALIVATE all the more and wonder 'who the heck is this person who can go around TURNING DOWN job interviews?' Now, put yourself in the position of the guy seeking a job, going to an interview with this dipstick and then YOU'RE the guy salivating waiting to find out if you were hired. That's how some employers like it...

I say it over and over, job interviews are like blind dates...oh they WANT you till you get there then it's "whatever..." Just a power trip for employers. When you turn the tables they get very confused.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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You did not do anything wrong. He was the one who was extremely rude and unprofessional. I wouldn't want to work for him.
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