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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I know that job hunting is bizarre and through the looking glass etc, however I had a really weird experience with it lately,is this weird, or is it me?

I interviewed for a job recently. I felt I did well, was qualified etc. Wasn't wowed by the job, however I thought it went well and had a nice feeling about the group I interviewed with. They told me they had a pretty tight time line and would decide within a week or so. When I get home Fri and there is a message to call the guy back "As soon as possible". Well of course I assume it's likely an offer. So since i had some misgivings I sat and thought about it, talked to friends, figured out what offer I would accept, I mean it took a lot of my weekend! and Decided yes if it was an offer, I would take it! Even revved up my engines about it. Had to leave a message Monday morning since I got their machine, rushed back home from a morning meeting (I still have my other job!) to call from a quiet place in the afternoon! Turns out...no, he was "just calling to say I wasn't chosen for the position". I found it so bizarre. I mean I have done alittle bit of hiring over the years and we only call for offers, always write letters (or now emails too) for rejections. I really would not have thought it was an offer except for the call "as soon as possible"and the timing. It was so weird too cause at first I coudln't hear him, and I thought he did say he WAS offering and so I said something like "oh good can i come in to talk to you more about it" and so there was a moment of confusion. Almost slap stick comedy moment. Anwyays, well my initial misgivings about the fit for me were probably right. But still it's so weird! I think you shouldn't call applicants and leave messages unless it's an offer.

So I dive back in!!!!
post #2 of 15
True!
But at least he called back-most of them don't, & you are left to wonder, or you have to keep calling back, etc. At least you know.
Good luck with the job hunt! (Looking for work really stinks.)
post #3 of 15
That IS weird! Hope the perfect job is just around the corner!
post #4 of 15
Gotta agree with you there. That would just be awkward for both the person who has to call and the people receiving rejection calls.
post #5 of 15
Hang in there Marge!! I hope the rest of your job hunt is short and not quite as weird.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, I am able to laugh about it now. I still say it's best to write rejections! You know I mean with cell phone usage up and it being harder to hear people, bad connections etc, I think sensitive subjects should be written but maybe that's me. I know when I had to turn somepeople down for a part time job in our office, I wrote a really nice email
thanking them for their time, and that the position had been filled, not that they "weren't chosen" like it's a Jedi Knight thing. And I would *always* assume they thought they had the job if I called and left a message "to call back as soon as possible", for Christs sake!
I'm sure I dodged a bullet here, it seems like a really insensitive soul that did this.
post #7 of 15
Best of the luck with the job search!
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm curious, how as everyone else received rejections? by mail? I know usually nothing happens, they just don't get back to you, I am rare in that doesn't bother me so much. I just figure if I don't hear from them it's no go. Although I know sometimes that can mean a lot of things, my Mom got a job literally 6 months after applying AND interviewing. they just postponed for some reason.
post #9 of 15
Here they keep telling you they will get back to you, call back later. You call back later and they tell you they will get back to you and call you tomorrow. 3 days later you call them and they say they will get back to you later. I have had about 5 job places do this to me. I keep getting put off and off. I dont understand why they cant just come out and tell you the position has been filled. Why keep someone hanging when they could be filling out more applications! It really irks me off. Dillards does it, Walgreens does too. grrrr...
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Roxy_loves_CJ
Here they keep telling you they will get back to you, call back later. You call back later and they tell you they will get back to you and call you tomorrow. 3 days later you call them and they say they will get back to you later. I have had about 5 job places do this to me. I keep getting put off and off. I dont understand why they cant just come out and tell you the position has been filled. Why keep someone hanging when they could be filling out more applications! It really irks me off. Dillards does it, Walgreens does too. grrrr...
Well I agree there, leading someone on is the worst. So I am glad about that part.

I just wasn't being lead on though! A simple email that the job was filled would have been fine!
post #11 of 15
Agreed that that is bizarro! But the right job is out there, just waiting to be filled by you!
post #12 of 15
Sorry, Marge..That is a crappy feeling, but I have to be the odd woman out here and say that this can be a common way to let people know.
I would even say that this is because they don't want to keep people hanging on over the weekend and worrying about it...He probably thought he would reach you and then you wouldn't have the weekend to worry about it..
So, it may have been his intention to be nice rather than cruel about it.

Many people also call to check if they were accepted or not too and he may have wanted to avoid callbacks..

Sometimes mail or email goes errant and they may not want that sensitive info lost in space??


Its so hard and taxing job hunting, I know..You are up and down and put out there for people to dissect...

Good luck!! I hope you find something you want soon!!
post #13 of 15
Well Carol, as far as I'm concerned, that was lousy of them to do. I mean, come on, I would have thought the job was mine! Good luck with the search. When the right one comes along, you'll get it!
post #14 of 15
That's crappy, but you seem to be taking it in stride. I'm sure you'll find something even better.
post #15 of 15
When I was job hunting in 2001 I had a few of each method. The majority just didn't ever get back to me. I got a few letters (one from the place that evenually hired me even! LOL). I think I got a couple calls, but those were usually from places where I had been shortlisted and come in for a second interview.
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