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Old 07-04-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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Consider this scenario. Two job candidates interview the same day. At the end of the interviews, the HR shakes one person's hand enthusiastically. Then she DOESN'T shake your hand, and walks away, leaving you standing there awkwardly. This is for a low paying but cubical/office type job.


Is this normal?
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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Impossible to tell. Maybe they had something else on their mind and forgot when talking to you. Maybe they loved the other candidate and didn't like you.

Personally? I wouldn't waste time worrying about it or reading into it. If the interview is over, stressing about what happened won't change the outcome.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:48 PM
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The business world doesn't respect people in lower-level office jobs. You should see how they treat temps.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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Consider this scenario. Two job candidates interview the same day. At the end of the interviews, the HR shakes one person's hand enthusiastically. Then she DOESN'T shake your hand, and walks away, leaving you standing there awkwardly. This is for a low paying but cubical/office type job.


Is this normal?

If you don't get hired then it all makes sense.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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Why didn't you initiate the handshake then?
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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Why doesn't the OP just ask a straight question instead of all these cryptic scenarios with underlying motives?

Manager makes derogatory comments based on location of origin
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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Thank you for your replies. Between Lekrii and Priscilla's posts, I think I've found my answer.



I don't know what Suburban Guy's issue is. I just thought I would run past some of the most unusual work scenarios I've seen/heard of on this work-related forum. It's not always easy to find out the real scoop, or a variety of opinions, offline .
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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Consider this scenario. Two job candidates interview the same day. At the end of the interviews, the HR shakes one person's hand enthusiastically. Then she DOESN'T shake your hand, and walks away, leaving you standing there awkwardly. This is for a low paying but cubical/office type job.


Is this normal?
Not IMHO. It was discourteous no matter what the job was, but I wouldn't read too much into it after that. Nothing more to go on. Even if I didn't like a candidate I wouldn't just leave them standing like that.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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[quote=MLSFan;55589041]Why didn't you initiate the handshake then?[/QUOTE

^^ My thought as well. I always reach out to shake hands and thank people for their time and for the interview. Would be weird if they didn't shake back, but that has never happened.
OTOH things aren't as the used to be, and courtesy/etiquette in the work place, IMO, really needs a refresh!
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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I like that when they don't shake your hand. I rather be known that they have no interest than give the generic same reply to every candidate then make you play the waiting game.
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