Worst job interview ever... funny. - page 2

Ok I had to share this... So I had just graduated nursing school and got my first job interview at UofM on their oncology floor. I was so excited to have a job at the place I wanted to work for... Read More

  1. by   Perpetual Student
    I once showed up to a unit to discover that the person I was supposed to meet (he educator) wasn't in. She totally forgot about me. I ended up speaking w/ the manager and that went OK but the job ended up going to someone with more acute care experience
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from perpetual student
    i once showed up to a unit to discover that the person i was supposed to meet (he educator) wasn't in. she totally forgot about me. i ended up speaking w/ the manager and that went ok but the job ended up going to someone with more acute care experience
    i once showed up for an interview, met with the person on the itinerary that i was sent, and had a lovely interview. when i got home, there was a message waiting for me from the head of the department wondering to know where i was for my interview with her. it seems the secretary who scheduled the interviews had screwed up. i ended up going back serveral times to meet with all the people i was supposed to meet with that first day and didn't because i wasn't informed. and then i didn't get the job.


  3. by   lamazeteacher
    Quote from ruby vee
    i ended up going back serveral times to meet with all the people i was supposed to meet with that first day and didn't, because i wasn't informed. and then i didn't get the job.

    ruby, i've experienced several worksites that had similar communication problems from the getgo. i did get those jobs and later wished that i hadn't accepted their offers. i was given a start date when i accepted one offer, and when i showed up that morning, no one had been told that i was to begin work that day, and the person who offered me the job was out of the office for several days. so i went to the other person who had been at the interview, he laughed and said, "well, we told you this would require your own initiative". there was no paper work for a new employee to complete, so i asked people if i could "shadow" them, to get an idea of what they did. most of them kindly let me do that, but not the "initiative" guy.

    when the person responsible for hiring me showed uo the last day of the week, he said he hadn't thought that i'd really come that day....... luckily i was able to schedule my own time there, which involved a lot of travel.
    so when i eventually left that place, where there was incredible competition for the bosses' attention and approval, i wondered how a future possible employer would look at the reasons for leaving that job (which you're almost always asked on applications).

    places like that don't change unless a person is hired to reorganize/manage those offices, which isn't something the people already there, promote.

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