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Dealing with a flakey potential employer(Solved)

TracerBulletTracerBullet SpacemanRegistered User regular
edited May 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello, HA, I could use some help and advice.

I'm currently unemployed, and actively trying to find employment (I'm a college kid, so I'm looking anywhere/everywhere)

I applied to a Starbucks nearby and thought, FINALLY, after an aggravating year I may have finally found a place that will employ me. I applied, was given a phone interview, an in-person interview with the store's assistant manager (who I know outside of his job, we aren't great friends so he has no reason to lie to me) and I was informed by one of my best friends who works there that I apparently ROCKED my first interview. I was told to expect a call from the store manager for a final interview and then to be called in to fill out some paper-work(this was told to me by the assistant manager)

That was 2 weeks ago, I was initially told to expect the call within the week after my first interview(2 mondays ago).

Well, that call never came, so I called in last Wednesday and got the store manager on the phone, he told me he was busy at the moment and he'd call me last Thursday at 2 o'clock. Once again, his call never came.

I called in again yesterday morning and was told by some employee there that the manager was at the store, but busy, and he said he would call me at 4 o' clock that same day. Once again, the call never came.

I called in again yesterday evening and was told he had left for the day but a note would be left for him.

I don't want to seem to aggressive, but I need a job, I just don't know if I should keep calling in and doing this same dance, or just call in, find out if he is there, and then go in person. I don't want to be rude to the guy but, I'm also tired of being flaked on for a job.

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  • BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Man I was in a similar position, had an interview, rocked it, and they said they would give me a call within 2 weeks, I asked if I should call back, and was told no, I then asked if I COULD call back, and was told no, they would make sure to give me a call.

    I waited weeks, after nearly a month I received a damn 'thanks for applying, but no thanks! postcard. no call.

    shit sucks man.

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    There comes a point where you should realize that you're being avoided.

    Give him one more call outside of normal "rush" hours and then leave it at that. Keep applying to other jobs.

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  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Spaceman Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Figgy wrote: »
    There comes a point where you should realize that you're being avoided.

    Give him one more call outside of normal "rush" hours and then leave it at that. Keep applying to other jobs.

    I am still applying other places, it's just frustrating. Where I live the job market is pretty much dead. Stores are going out of business left-and-right, and it seems the only people getting hired are people who have no other life commitments.

    And I do realize I'm being avoided(or I certainly feel that way) I guess I'm just incapable of understanding the logic, I mean, if he isn't gonna hire me, he can have the decency to TELL me that

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I mean, if he isn't gonna hire me, he can have the decency to TELL me that

    Most people in crappy management positions are spineless weenies. It's easier just to not take your call and hope you get the hint.

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  • Grid SystemGrid System Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Some people find it hard to say "no". That's the only "logic" you can apply to the situation.

    Can't imagine that makes it suck any less.

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  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Spaceman Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Some people find it hard to say "no". That's the only "logic" you can apply to the situation.

    Can't imagine that makes it suck any less.

    Well, here's the kicker that makes me really just kind of pissed. I was told that I would receive a second in-person interview, and for that interview I would need to show up in Starbucks dress code.

    Which I didn't have the clothes for, so I went out and spent what little money I have at the moment to meet that stupid requirement, so I guess I'm just pissed at this point.

    Ah well.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Sometimes they're genuinely busy. I recently got hired at Best Buy. They told me I would hear from them a couple days after the second interview. That call never came, and a full week went by. I had completely written the job off when I finally got the call offering me the position.

    You've made several calls, and at this point, they know you're interested and eager. It's out of your hands, and if you push it much more you risk just annoying the people in charge.

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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Figgy wrote: »
    There comes a point where you should realize that you're being avoided.

    Give him one more call outside of normal "rush" hours and then leave it at that. Keep applying to other jobs.

    Bull, this is a business. People need to act professionally.

    Show up, ready for another interview, and ask to see the manager in person. Keep in polite and all, but being there in person makes it hard for them to "call you back later".

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  • SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Figgy wrote: »
    There comes a point where you should realize that you're being avoided.

    Give him one more call outside of normal "rush" hours and then leave it at that. Keep applying to other jobs.

    Bull, this is a business. People need to act professionally.

    Show up, ready for another interview, and ask to see the manager in person. Keep in polite and all, but being there in person makes it hard for them to "call you back later".

    This.

    Go there ready for your interview. Don't expect him to give it but be dressed in case they want to give it to you on the spot and get a straight answer out of him.

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Figgy wrote: »
    There comes a point where you should realize that you're being avoided.

    Give him one more call outside of normal "rush" hours and then leave it at that. Keep applying to other jobs.

    Bull, this is a business. People need to act professionally.

    Show up, ready for another interview, and ask to see the manager in person. Keep in polite and all, but being there in person makes it hard for them to "call you back later".

    Why would you want to work for a place where the management is obviously out to lunch?

    Yes, people should act professionally, but this is Starbucks. People often don't act professionally. Showing up at a store for an interview you were never offered is absurd. But go ahead, and enjoy one of the most awkward moments of your young life.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard The duck MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Just count it as a loss and move on. There's nothing more you should do, really.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah, nobody actually turns you down anymore. It's annoying but you just have to drop them and move along.

    At least you're not like me and wasted 40$ in one day on taxi fare for a job that strung you along and then turned you down 3 days later after much calling.

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    Yeah, nobody actually turns you down anymore. It's annoying but you just have to drop them and move along.

    At least you're not like me and wasted 40$ in one day on taxi fare for a job that strung you along and then turned you down 3 days later after much calling.

    I drove an hour and a half for a job interview. I got called back for another interview. I drove another hour and a half. They said they would call with their decision the next day.

    I got an email three days later.

    No balls.

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  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Spaceman Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Heh, so I took Iceman's advice, and...


    He said there's some paper work he has to fill out, but, I'm now a member of the Starbucks family =D

    Thanks everyone for the advice

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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Heh, so I took Iceman's advice, and...


    He said there's some paper work he has to fill out, but, I'm now a member of the Starbucks family =D

    Thanks everyone for the advice

    Wooooo I did something right! Congrats man glad it worked out.

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