So I've been out of work for a bit. This last week I had 3 interviews setup. I have quite a bit of retail store management under my belt. I got a call from a retail store asking to setup an interview for an assistant managers position, for friday.
So I bust my suit out that I just got dry-cleaned. I print out a cover letter after doing research for the business, print out my resume, eat some breakfast. Drive the 35 minutes to the business. I'm early 10 minutes. ****ing **** ***** manager decides she wasn't going to show up that day. Her ****ing staff had no idea where she was and they said, "She was out late last night and is probably sleeping." I was pretty floored. All I could say was "Ok, have her call me to reschedule." I had plenty of other things to say but there were kids in the store.
I'm currently deciding how I want to approach this situation. She still hasn't called me yet. I can either burn this bridge down. Or pursue it.
The options I'm mulling over are.
1.If she calls me, tell her one sec and put her on hold then go back to doing whatever.
2.File a customer service complaint about the interview. Request a phone call back from the district manager and a written apology from the store manager.
3.I found out where her Bosses, boss is, which happens to be 5 minutes from where I live and laying in to her. That way there will be a giant **** storm for the store manager.
Right now the 3rd is my favorite.
I'm waiting to hear back from one of my other interviews, which I'll find out on monday whether i go to the 3rd and final interview for the job I actually want. At which point I'm going to do number 3 and lay waste to that ****ing *****.
Last edited by Talyen; 08-11-12 at 01:23 PM.
Reason: Apparently some swear words didnt get edited out
My first thought is: sounds like another position may be opening soon, too!
On a more serious note, I feel you. I never got quite that upset, but - while I didn't get stood up for an interview - I've been pretty amazed at what is considered "business etiquette" where I currently live. When I was looking for a job throughout 2011 I had a lot of trouble getting people to call me back, getting straight answers, etc. It was pretty stupid.
EDIT: And, yeah, until you confirm what's going on, don't be an idiot and torpedo your chances at the company. That's just as dumb. If you're out of work, a thirty five minute drive doesn't sound like something that was really making a dent in your schedule, putting on a suit only takes a couple of minutes, printing the cover letter/resume was still useful (I assume you left them), doing the research will be beneficial for round two, and eating breakfast is always good for you. You showed up ten minutes early as appropriate, so when your interview is rescheduled and you show up ten minutes early again they'll know your both serious about the job and punctual with your life.
Until you can confirm why she didn't show up, I'd hold off from doing anything crappy. For all you know, she could have gotten into a car accident on her way to your interview. Just because the kid told you where she might be doesn't mean he knows for sure. And you're going to look like the jerk if you go on the attack before finding out she had a legitimate reason for missing the appointment.
However, if and when you find out she did blow you off, by all means go for it. Hopefully she won't have any friends at whatever other companies you want to interview with.
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