I setup an interview for a job located 200 miles from where I live now. I went to the job and interviewed with the recruiter. Things seems to go okay. After our interview, she told me to wait in the waiting room while she called to see if the nurse manager was still available to interview. Well 5 minutes passes and she calls me back into her office. She then informs me that she just got off with the nurse manager and that the position was filled by an applicant who initially declined but then accepted (didn't even know things like that happens in todays economy) the position and that they would not continue with the interview process. I was shocked but also upset that I wasted my time and money to go to the interview when they could have just called & told me that the position was no longer available. The excuse she gave was that it was graduate nurse season and that was it. But I also have a perceived suspicion that perhaps the nurse recruiter didn't think our interview portion went to well and used that let me call the nurse manager to see if she's available routine as a way to buy some time. In the past, I've been on interviews where even though the manager wasn't available someone was available to still conduct the interview.