Should I be upset?

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    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.
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    While it is unfortunate to drive 200 miles for an interview, I think the rationale was plausible. Often communication is lost and I would be more inclined to believe the manager forgot to communicate the news to HR in a timely manner, than to believe there was some shenanigans against you. Plus being angry at the group for perceived violations that may or may not have occurred isn't worth your energy. Yes I think it is ok to be peeved, but I wouldn't let it ruin your day completely.

    Best of luck on the next interview!

    Tait
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    Welcome to the new America.
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    Quote from nnancy627
    Welcome to the new America.
    What's the new America?
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    I've flown to interviews located at out-of-state facilities and was still rejected. Talk about a waste of my time, money, and airfare.

    It's hard not to take it personally, but I try my best. I also keep in mind that no one is obligated to grant me an interview or hire me. Good luck to you.
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    Unfortunately prospective employers are really under no obligation to consider the sacrifices we make in order to be present for an interview. Anger and disappointment are natural feelings but directing it at them is probably not warranted. It's very rare these days (I've found anyway) that employers are courteous or even slightly concerned about the people they aren't interested in hiring. Maybe some of that is due to the sheer volume of applicants many facilities must deal with.
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    That sucks, but it was another chance to work on your interview skills. Get mad and vent, Lord knows I do I hope another interview comes up for you ASAP so you can put this all past you. Best of luck!
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    Quote from Rags2Riches RN
    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.

    Sure squirrelly stuff like this happens all the time. It's a live and learn kind of thing. If you want to feel like you are at the mercy of some hospital HR/recruiter, so be it. But I refuse to give them power. Take whatever you can to pay your bills, and keep tweaking things and looking. Its all about utility in economics anyway. Sad but true. Screen things really well when you are traveling a distance.

    You determine your worth--Not some hr or hospital, or some less than "good faith" antics. And for all you know, it could have gone down the way she said, but I would tend to doubt it. Here's why...knowing that you traveled a distance, they would have at least played the game, and gone through the motions--if for no other reason, but to save face.

    Just remember, regardless of the current market, you are valuable. You are testing a potential employer too. If they don't deal in good faith at an interview, imagine what they may be like after they'd hired you...after they felt like the owned you, so to speak.
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    Quote from nursel56
    Unfortunately prospective employers are really under no obligation to consider the sacrifices we make in order to be present for an interview. Anger and disappointment are natural feelings but directing it at them is probably not warranted. It's very rare these days (I've found anyway) that employers are courteous or even slightly concerned about the people they aren't interested in hiring. Maybe some of that is due to the sheer volume of applicants many facilities must deal with.
    And that speaks volumes.
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    I once drove all the way to an interview only to find out that the position was no longer available when I got there. Fortunately I only had to drive about 45 minutes but still.. things like that happen I guess...


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