Get a job, call later and decline...

@sunrisekn (1467)
United States
September 25, 2006 5:46pm CST
What do you think about a person who interviews beautifully, get the job on the spot and then calls later the same day and declines the job?
4 responses
• United States
29 Dec 06
I wish that would happen for me! But, I wouldn't decline the job later! Recently I interviewed for an office assistant for a doctors office. The interview was going great and I knew that I had it nailed...until she mentioned that I would have to draw blood. I went pale. Yes, I could have fudged and said I could do it, but in reality, I knew there was no way. They would scrape me off the floor.
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I know, they'd have to pick me up off the floor too. The job would have been perfect but when she called and changed the hours she had told me, that just wouldn't have left me any time with my son.
• United States
29 Dec 06
They changed the hours after the interview? How unprofessional is that? I can fully understand your reasoning behind your decision. I worked at a school for many years and due to budget cuts, my job title changed many times. One that was offered to me required accounting. I told them that they would have to find someone else for the position. I am not an accountant. It nearly cost me my job, but in the end, I was given another and I didn't have to do the accounting!
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@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
29 Dec 06
She couldn't even tell me. She left it on my answering machine. She knew my situation with babysitting and I guess thought it would be ok--WRONG!
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@Stiletto (4584)
25 Sep 06
I think they obviously realised that the job was not right for them, or maybe not what they expected. I would never make an instant decision on a job offer anyway. Always best to have a think about it first.
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• United States
25 Sep 06
What do I think of them? I think they had some time to think about it and decided they didnt want the job! I think the proper response to an immediate offer is to tell the employer you will call them later that afternoon or the next day. You need time to think about the actual offer, and since they offered immediatley you may just have some bargining room in the salary!
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@skittlez353 (1404)
• United States
27 Sep 06
WHY WOULD U EVEN GO TO THE INTERVIEW THEN? WHATS THE POINT?
• United States
28 Oct 06
Don't feel bad, I did this kind of thing latley too. I interviewed at a store in a different city, then I was going to interview at the store I had been working at but I called an hour before the interview and told them it wasn't for me. I didn't want to work on Sundays and I knew that was one of the requirements and it took me that long to figure out what I wanted and I made the right decision. I actually just quite there and will start somewhere else doing something different.
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@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I appreciate your comment! Thank you.