If you want a job SHOW UP for the interview!

United States
May 9, 2008 11:59am CST
My husband has had three interviews scheduled for a salesperson position we have open. Only one has even bothered to show up. One of the two who didn't show up had even called to confirm the appointment! It is frustrating to hear people saying there's no jobs then seeing help wanted signs around town, having no-shows for interviews, etc. I suppose an emergency could have come up, but I tend to think that isn't generally the case...and one would think they would cal within a couple days to explain if it were. Have you ever blown off an interview? What was your reason for just not showing up? I don't recall ever doing that. I did call and cancel an interview once...and I don't even remember why- I think I was offered a better job with a different company first.
4 responses
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
9 May 08
Wow, I can't imagine anyone being so lax as to not even bother to call. How rude! Some people are just plain lazy and don't think of how they might be wasting someone's time, which normally equates to money. I've never just not shown up for an appointment, whether it be for an interview or anything else. At the very least call, and if there as no way to do so before the appointment, most definitely call with an apology after the fact.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
9 May 08
Like everyone else here, I am stunned that there are people like this. I mean they want the job but they don't want to show up and they don't have the decency to make a phone call to try and rearrange. I mean this is basic good manners. Well, if they don't want the job that's they're loss and if they keep doing this with other jobs they apply for then they deserve to remain unemployed.
• Cyprus
9 May 08
i did this once and that was because the peolpe who told me to got the interview was trying to convise me to change my job and apply for his onw company. he was really annoying and i was shy to tell him after a million times that he told me to go, i told hom that i would go. the interview day, i just did not go and switched off the phone. he did not call again.
@djedtek (232)
• United States
9 May 08
see, i hate people like! the job market is slumping and when i try to make an effort i dont get a call back or anything! and what gets me is that they will hire someone that will not even last 3 - 4 days! but hey i guess they know what they are doing!
@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
9 May 08
WOW with the way things are right now I can't imagine anyone turning down a job, or not showing up for an interview! I don't recall ever doing that. I strongly believe if you go through putting in the application, and accepting the interview call, then you should show up, or call and say I am no longer interested in the position. Good Luck in hiring someone soon. Happy Mother's day too