Fast forward to two weeks ago. I have since moved out of state for my fiance's job promotion/transfer. Well I applied to Cintas again. I was called immediately to come in and interview. I explained on the phone that I had interviewed five times at another location and was told that was not a problem.
I interviewed with the HR manager and she moved me on to the uniform sales manager. Once again, I felt I interviewed very well. And I asked again whether or not he had any reservations about moving me forward or about me being successful in a sales position with Cintas. His response was "Right now I can't think of any reasons and I would like to move you on the the G.M." He told me to wait for the HR manager to call me. I of course asked if I should call her to schedule. "No, just wait for her to call" (the kiss of death). Of course no call. I left two messages and sent two emails. No replies. Yesterday I received an email from HR stating that I had not been selected. No name on the email, no phone call, no personal contact whatsoever.
So after seven total Cintas interviews, my question is who are these people that will blatantly lie to my face just so they don't have to explain that I am not a good fit? If I was in their shoes, my comment would be "We have a lot of other candidates to consider before we decide who we want to move on to the next interview stage". Simple, honest, not misleading in any way. And if I had to reject a candidate, I would call them (like the other two companies I interviewed with) and explain that "you don't have the background we are looking for" or "we discovered another candidate that we feel is too strong to pass up". Anything but a form letter.
I get it, I am not what Cintas is looking for. I'm not upset about that because they obviously have a very distinct candidate that they are looking for, which means I probably wouldn't be a good fit anyway. But have some common courtesy.
(sorry for the novel!)