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What would you do in this situation

I was supposed to have an 11 30 am phone interview, 1130 came and went I sat here patently for 45 minutes. I was living, I then sent a polite email to the person.

I am a woman of my word, if I am not somewhere when I say I text or e mail that I will be late. Only excuse would be if she was in the ER otherwise -- no buneo

 

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Re: What would you do in this situation


@I am still oxox wrote:

I was supposed to have an 11 30 am phone interview, 1130 came and went I sat here patently for 45 minutes. I was living, I then sent a polite email to the person.

I am a woman of my word, if I am not somewhere when I say I text or e mail that I will be late. Only excuse would be if she was in the ER otherwise -- no buneo

 

thanks all 

 


The same thing happened to me after I was hospitalized last year. It was regarding a new diagnosis and treatment plan. She never called and I waited around for hours. About a week later she phoned.....no apology.....no explanation. I was no longer interested in anything she had to say after that and told her I had an appointment.

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Re: What would you do in this situation

I guess if you don't really care one way or the other if you get this job, then go ahead & blow it off.

 

Otherwise, I'd wait to see what you hear back from them.  We never know what's going on in other people's lives at work or at home.  Give them the benefit of the doubt.  Wouldn't you want the same treatment?

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Re: What would you do in this situation

If this is an interview for a job I would just assume they had lost interest in hiring me and let it go at that.

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Re: What would you do in this situation

it probably would depend on the situation what the interview was for.....

 

was it for a job i desperately needed? i would wait all day if i had to......

 

was it for a deal i needed for my business? i would probably wait all day if i had to....

 

is it just an interview for a magazine or newspaper?......i would NOT wait all day and would probably send an email.

 

is it an interview to get into a particular school?.....i would probably wait all day if i had to.....

 

 

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Re: What would you do in this situation

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A job interview, right ?

If that's the case, and you are not desperate for a job, I would forget about this one and move on.

It's indicative of the type of company or people you would be working for or with - not a good sign.

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Re: What would you do in this situation

@I am still oxox

 

Although I would give them the benefit of the doubt, it just does not seem very professional or courteous.

I agree with @PhilaLady1 - and don't let this experience stop you - keep trying - you'll connect with the perfect one.

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Re: What would you do in this situation


@I am still oxox wrote:

I was supposed to have an 11 30 am phone interview, 1130 came and went I sat here patently for 45 minutes. I was living, I then sent a polite email to the person.

I am a woman of my word, if I am not somewhere when I say I text or e mail that I will be late. Only excuse would be if she was in the ER otherwise -- no buneo

 

thanks all 

 


Sounds as if you have already made up your mind.  Personally not how I would approach it.  There are many other things that could have happened.  Depending on what the position is, this could even be a test to see how you would react.  Since you seem to have already blown this one off, good luck in the future.

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Re: What would you do in this situation

The was an employment interview, how could they expect someone to want to work for them

 

 


@Trinity11 wrote:

@I am still oxox wrote:

I was supposed to have an 11 30 am phone interview, 1130 came and went I sat here patently for 45 minutes. I was living, I then sent a polite email to the person.

I am a woman of my word, if I am not somewhere when I say I text or e mail that I will be late. Only excuse would be if she was in the ER otherwise -- no buneo

 

thanks all 

 


The same thing happened to me after I was hospitalized last year. It was regarding a new diagnosis and treatment plan. She never called and I waited around for hours. About a week later she phoned.....no apology.....no explanation. I was no longer interested in anything she had to say after that and told her I had an appointment.


 

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Re: What would you do in this situation

That is a company you don't want to work for.  Even if that person had an emergency, unless the place blew up, a coworker should be on the ball and contact you and everyone else with appointments to let them know the appointments would not happen or be rescheduled.  And if they were no longer interested, you do the right thing and let them know that too.  

 

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