employers dont do call backs when they say they will

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dvsplayer in Las Vegas, Nevada

57 months ago

why do you go to apply for a job take the time to fill a app for a job have 3 mini interviews and they say they call you back for the last interview in two week and i am still wait i even went to apply for a restaurant called hash a go go ... they lost my app went for 3 interview and they even had me come to see how everything is set up i know they sound intrested right????? well they have not called back even when i try calling them to see about being employed there and there still hiring????? WHAT THE F@@k!!!!! ANYONE ELSE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM

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db in Mississauga, Ontario

57 months ago

yes!!! Every interview I go to they tell me, we will call you either way, They smile with you and you come out thinking you've got the job. You wait for a call...nothing. Then even when you call back they give some b**l s**t lame excuses...come on...the most cruel thing you can do to another human being is f**k with his hope...take that ability for hope away and i am not surprised about all the f****d up s**t that goes on in this world...employers need to be truthful and for once give some straight answers- isn't it what they're looking for in employees... and aren't this the same people who were in your shoes once... forgotten where you started?

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Agreed! in Los Angeles, California

55 months ago

Employers do do that, but you gotta remember they may have other things going on that day just besides you. I would not give up hope, just be patient as hard as that is.

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Dawn in Elk River, Minnesota

53 months ago

I worked at a very sucessful restaurant that closed. It closed because of personal reason of the owner's. New owners came in and when we (the former employees) stopped in to introduce ourselves and ask about a job, we were givin the cold shoulder a bit, but assured that we would be contacted. They advertised for employees on craigslist and we all applied and they said they would give everyone a "fair shake". None of the former employees so much as received a call, an interview or a reponse of any kind. The worst part about this is that we all are VERY VERY experienced and VERY VERY good at our jobs. We had ALL been at that establishment for a minimum of a year and a half, some longer. All of us had between 5 and 15 years experience, much of which was in the same town...so we had connections with the regulars and knew the workings of the town (events, etc). I think it's complete crap that they led us on for nearly a month that may bring us back when it seems that was never their intention. I kind of feel like they ruined our lives as we knew them. WE ran that place and the place made $$$ and so did we. WE did nothing at all that contributed to the place closing, yet we were punished. WE no longer have our jobs. We were not fired, we did not quit. I has been nearly three months and I am STILL not able to find a job that makes even 1/2 of what I was making. It may take a year or two to financially make me whole again.

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gerribiton@yahoo.com in Corona, California

51 months ago

Bob the cook in Lake Villa, Illinois said: Yes, here too. I always get the impression that I am one of the first to be interviewed. I got a call from an employer at 3pm one day and we wanted me to come for an interview that evening! I had my sister and her kids over, so I could not till the next day. Then after my interview he told me that he had others that day, and the next 3 days as well. What was the hurry in my dropping what I was doing and drive 30 minutes in evening rush hour traffic, when he had so many other yet to go? I am not really interested in this job anyway for reasons other than that, but so far I have not heard, but wonder what the outcome will be after next week? Seems like all of the employers are the same, don't they realize that WE have to drive to them and spend our gas and they must not have anything better to do than to talk to people. Or are they looking who will take the lowest offer? Nobody, well we have to put another posting till we get a 'bite.' Well guess what when the economy improves we will be the ones being picky and they will call us, and maybe more than once because they will be burning the current staff too much if they are short handed for too long, right now, that might not be a problem but later it will be a huge problem. Productivity for more than 2 quarters above 9% causes burnout for current staff and enough to make them walk out.

oh my gosh...how right you are. they burned me out to the point where i did just that...walked out..now i'm unemployed and am going to lose everything because of the abuse. i'm still keeping the faith though...one door closes...another opens.

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Are You Serious in Denver, Colorado

51 months ago

I figure, treat people (including employers), better than they treat you, because there are alot of unfriendly, hostile folks out there! That way, they can't ever come back around and say, "This person was rude to me and didn't make any reasonable effort to follow up with or contact me." I've been told by people around me that maybe I should change how I approach employers. To me, many of these employers seem rude, ignorant and low-class. Especially to talk to people they don't even know like garbage and then they can't take 5-10 minutes, or even 1 minute of their time to be helpful to someone.

The other day I made a very standard call to company advertising itself online to inquire about what specific educational, or work experience/related job skills they were looking for in an applicant, for a specific job. The person I spoke to, became rude, and declined to answer a few questions for a labor market research assignment I was given by a newly assigned workforce center training specialist.

I however, am happy to report that in higher education related matters and seeking out general information about (WIA training provider approved/funded schools), representatives from colleges have been very helpful and didn't mind taking a few minutes of their time to answer brief questions.

I've never been rude to anyone while job searching

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Fear n loathing in Las Vegas, Nevada

45 months ago

I agree,with all that has happened to the economy,and everyones industry it is bullsh*t.I mean how many interviews,applications,drug tests background checks and even credit reports does one person have to go through?People in Hr are the ones with the jobs.Do you think people during the great depression would've agreed with this s>>T.Here it is.. availability,work ethic, plus, work history=give us a job!!Wasted time ,gas money,child care, plus traffic,should at least warrant a courtesy call so were not hangin and can carry on to the next respectable employer.

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Nikki in Bakersfield, California

31 months ago

Yes, I agree with all this. I had an interview with a local, chain restaurant on Monday. The interview went great and the guy said he would set up a second interview with the next manager. You have to complete 4 interviews. Well, that was 2 days ago and I have not heard back since. The guy said they would for sure call me. Talk about being on pins and needles. The last time this happened the managers lost my application and resume, so now I don't know whether to wait, move on or call them back. It is soo frustrating. I have over 10 years in the foodserving business also.

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Bluetea in Texas

31 months ago

Nikki in Bakersfield, California said: Yes, I agree with all this. I had an interview with a local, chain restaurant on Monday. The interview went great and the guy said he would set up a second interview with the next manager. You have to complete 4 interviews. Well, that was 2 days ago and I have not heard back since. The guy said they would for sure call me. Talk about being on pins and needles. The last time this happened the managers lost my application and resume, so now I don't know whether to wait, move on or call them back. It is soo frustrating. I have over 10 years in the foodserving business also.

Regardless of what they say, never, ever stop applying. Following a great interview, go home and apply for 5 more jobs.

If you are looking for common courtesy while job hunting, you will be sorely disappointed. Forget the "expert advice", forget the Thank You cards, its all BS. Just keep applying.

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Angelchristinapet in Roseville, California

30 months ago

This is happening to me. I am on the 20th HR call and all of them say we are putting your resume threw to the hiring manager and then no call. I have had four interviews where I get all the way till the end. I even had three jobs coming in at once and then I gave up two of them to get the one I wanted. I nogatated my pay but said I would be open to anything. The HR lady said she would call the manager I had a meeting with and no one ever got back to me. I gave up two offers for that job. I tried to go back to the other companys but it was to late and no one ever got back to me. I am now waiting back on another company right now. She said that there were interviewing other canidates and to give her about two weeks. She also said that the next step is to review my references and asked if she could. I said yes but now I am thinking that she was checking if I would say no. She did say to call her anytime I have a question about anything. Which was different and never happened before. I don't want to wait to see if this job plays out. I want to know if I didn't get it now. Its taking all my will power not to just call and ask her if she can tell me if I am really am being considered or not. Do you think I am being considered? Should I call her?

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Bluetea in Texas

30 months ago

Angelchristinapet in Roseville, California said: This is happening to me. I am on the 20th HR call and all of them say we are putting your resume threw to the hiring manager and then no call. I have had four interviews where I get all the way till the end. I even had three jobs coming in at once and then I gave up two of them to get the one I wanted. I nogatated my pay but said I would be open to anything. The HR lady said she would call the manager I had a meeting with and no one ever got back to me. I gave up two offers for that job. I tried to go back to the other companys but it was to late and no one ever got back to me. I am now waiting back on another company right now. She said that there were interviewing other canidates and to give her about two weeks. She also said that the next step is to review my references and asked if she could. I said yes but now I am thinking that she was checking if I would say no. She did say to call her anytime I have a question about anything. Which was different and never happened before. I don't want to wait to see if this job plays out. I want to know if I didn't get it now. Its taking all my will power not to just call and ask her if she can tell me if I am really am being considered or not. Do you think I am being considered? Should I call her?

Whatever "the story" is:

1. Don't believe it a word of it.
2. Never wait more than 30 days for a response.
3. Never stop applying for other jobs while you are waiting.

You need to take the emotion out of this and treat the job hunt as a business.

If you want to call that's fine. If you want to bake them a cake and deliver it in person and find out the status, that is even better.

Just never forget the 3 rules.

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charliesangel in Hinesville, Georgia

26 months ago

My situation:

Applied to a local restaurant, got a call for an interview immediately. Went through two interviews and the manager said it was a done deal and I got the job. I received a call a week later, and the manager said she was just clarifying who she was talking to and she asked if I received a call from the second manager. I replied that I hadn't, and she then told me she would call back in a bout an hour. It has been a week since. I have applied for other jobs, but have not heard back from anywhere. Should I call the manager? If so, what should I say?

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bk in Garland, Texas

18 months ago

I left a commission job training. I am new to Texas but felt that commission only job would not be good at this time. I had an interview the past Friday for a salary job
The interview to me and the Hm seemed to went well. I sent a thank you letter and talked to him on the phone. He asked me did the HR call me that day and I said no? He said she would call later today or this week.That afternoon,I called HR to thank her for setting.up the interview and she also stated that the interview went well.She stated that she would call back in a few minutes after talking to him for final decision.Hour later no call. Does this mean no job or I need to be more patient.

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beginagainla in Los Angeles, California

16 months ago

What happened charliesangel? I'm going through something similar now. The woman emailed me that she was going to call me later in the day to set up training and didn't. It's now 4 days after the fact - no email, no call. After the long process of skills and personality testing, interviewing, turning over private tax documents to prove employment history, now I get silence. Was my one sentence email thanking them for the opportunity too much? Did it cause them to change their mind? Unbelievable. WTH? And when I call the number I have on file for them? You guessed it. Voicemail.

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ga in Las Vegas, Nevada

16 months ago

beginagainla in Los Angeles, California said: What happened charliesangel? I'm going through something similar now. The woman emailed me that she was going to call me later in the day to set up training and didn't. It's now 4 days after the fact - no email, no call. After the long process of skills and personality testing, interviewing, turning over private tax documents to prove employment history, now I get silence. Was my one sentence email thanking them for the opportunity too much? Did it cause them to change their mind? Unbelievable. WTH? And when I call the number I have on file for them? You guessed it. Voicemail.

I have been through similar situations. However, never, ever have I submitted my tax docs! That is beyond invasive -- a credit check is bad enough, even when one has high scores. I'm not sure what line of work you are in but this is over the top -- and now that they are ignoring you is a big red flag! I know people's identities can be stolen this way -- even with just your SSN.

I spent three weeks jumping through hoops and strung along. Manager kept enticing me further with other responsibilities she claimed to be adding to the position, indicating my "creativity." I was repeatedly lied to. After three weeks of this, I wrote a letter saying that if the promised offer letter from two weeks ago was not received by the end of business that day, I'm withdrawing my application.

Bottom line here is: If they are treating you like this during the "romance" phase, then things will only get worse during the "marriage." You are starting out as a "bottom feeder" and everyone in the office will know it --IF and that's a big IF you get the job at all. Right out of the gate, they don't respect you and most likely, these are people who like to play head games. This is how I dealt with my situation. Believe me, I know I did the right thing not placing myself in a position of "punching bag" and setting myself up for abuse.

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beginagainla in Los Angeles, California

16 months ago

GA, I hate to break it to you, but the trend of employers asking for W2s and 1099s is on the rise. I was shocked myself to learn that this is legal. The background screening company that did my background check is ADP. Yep, the payroll processing company. The company that I've applied to is a major public utility company or I would never have given such private info over. I really resented being asked for this information and do feel it was extremely invasive. To think after all of this that I may not have the job makes me sick to my stomach. Being rejected is one thing, but being rejected after divulging so much unnecessary private information makes me angry.

What the hell is it with companies now that all calls go to voicemail? It's like you're expected to pick up whenever they choose to call you, but when you cal them, it is vm.

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beginagainla in Los Angeles, California

16 months ago

Also, this is a union job with great pay for a huge conglomerate. Since the day HR emailed promising to call me that day and didn't, I have not e-mailed or called them. I figure if/when they want to call me, they will. I am continuing to apply for jobs, but this one in particular is painful.

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beginagainla in Los Angeles, California

16 months ago

Oh, and in regard to identity theft, my previous employers told me they got calls from people with thick Indian accents doing ADP background checks. I did some digging and confirmed that ADP Screening and Selection Services does in fact outsource background checks to India!!! So, yes, all that private information I turned over to the HR for a major utility company is being sent out of the country for people over there to verify back here.

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ga in Las Vegas, Nevada

16 months ago

beginagainla in Los Angeles, California said: Oh, and in regard to identity theft, my previous employers told me they got calls from people with thick Indian accents doing ADP background checks. I did some digging and confirmed that ADP Screening and Selection Services does in fact outsource background checks to India!!! So, yes, all that private information I turned over to the HR for a major utility company is being sent out of the country for people over there to verify back here.

Beginagain,

I appreciate your reply. Having been on a constant job search myself since 2008 only to get laid off repeatedly and making less than HALF of my usual salary, I do understand your pain. And thanks for telling me about the outsourcing to India! I did not know that... How dispicable.

After this past week I'm not sure what to do anymore. It just gets worse and worse and people seem to get nastier and nastier...

Not only that but when/if hired, being new to the biz also has its liabilities. I've repeatedly been the target for everything that goes wrong in the company and as the saying goes, "Last to hire, first to fire." In other words, Getting the job is the "easy" part.

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Tony Yul in Atlanta, Georgia

11 months ago

Hi guys I'm faced with the same problems to. And the worst part about it, I'm a student in college and I'm not even eligible for food stamps or well fair. I hate to say this but I wish their was a LAW that states that if any future applicant isn't contacted within 30 days by the hiring business, that company should be penalized.

THEY NEED TO CHANGE HOW THEY QUALLIFY PEOPLE FOR FOOD STAMPS. I'm a College Student, with NO INCOME what so ever you would think I would qualify but nooooooooooooooo.

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smart guy 1 in Elizabeth, New Jersey

4 months ago

db in Mississauga, Ontario said: yes!!! Every interview I go to they tell me, we will call you either way, They smile with you and you come out thinking you've got the job. You wait for a call...nothing. Then even when you call back they give some b**l s**t lame excuses...come on...the most cruel thing you can do to another human being is f**k with his hope...take that ability for hope away and i am not surprised about all the f****d up s**t that goes on in this world...employers need to be truthful and for once give some straight answers- isn't it what they're looking for in employees... and aren't this the same people who were in your shoes once... forgotten where you started?

I totally agree with you sir and on March 7, 2014 I applied to Dunbar and on March 14th the a white female personnel in Hackensack, New Jersey said that I failed to list traffic violations but that was an error and she didn't tell me so I went back and gave her my New jersey driver abstract to clear things and I still didn't get the job because i miss that area when filling out the application I hope Dunbar still hire me I'm a adequate person and Dunbar is still posting their ad for driver/ guard every where.

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Fastbusiness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12 days ago

I failed the test you said you didn't have a position, now you are back with starting over with the hiring process. What is it yes or no.

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