Ghosted post offer

Nurses General Nursing

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Interviewed for a job and everything went well. Only for the human resources manager to call late on a Tuesday evening. I missed the called because I was at the grocery store. I've been calling for several days no response even left voicemails. Why are people like this ? I assume she rescinded her offer because I missed the call. 

 

Davey Do

10,472 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).

I can identify, Lovethenurse. Back in 1995, I interviewed with the administrator of a LTC facility for a position as the DON, and she told me, "As far as I'm concerned, you have the job. We only need to meet with the district manager".

A few days later, we did so- the DM was a nervous guy who kept biting his blood-blistered thumbnail- and questioned my LTC experience, when I had a couple years of NS experience. I looked at the administrator who would not give me eye contact, but the DM said, "We'll let you know our determination".

No response was forthcoming, even though I left several messages for the administrator. My wife wisely said, "If they want you, they'll contact you. If not, there's their answer".

No contact by them was made, so therein was their determination. I didn't have to like it, I only had to accept it.

I've had something similar happen to me. Not somewhere you want to work for. Dissapointing in the moment but a blessing later.

neuron

554 Posts

I don't consider these places good places to work. If they have shady, unresponsive human resources departments (that the facility allows) what else is the place like. My experience is they are cold, indifferent places to work.

Specializes in School Nursing.

If you not being immediately available at a random time to talk to them is a tactic they use to screen potential employees, you don't want to work there!  

Peachpit

206 Posts

You are not alone, have had this happen to me as have many others on this site. Move on and count your blessings you don't work for a company that plays these types of games. Interviewing for jobs goes both ways though HR seems to forget that.

DaneFaden

4 Posts

Sadly, this is becoming commonplace. On occasion I've reached out to these people and explained the negative implications of their actions, especially when they beg for new hires. Obviously I get no response, but I also don't return to their job postings nor do I refer them to friends or family. 

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.
lifelearningrn said:

If you not being immediately available at a random time to talk to them is a tactic they use to screen potential employees, you don't want to work there!  

No I don't, thankfully I ended up going with another offer. 

Davey Do said:

I can identify, Lovethenurse. Back in 1995, I interviewed with the administrator of a LTC facility for a position as the DON, and she told me, "As far as I'm concerned, you have the job. We only need to meet with the district manager".

A few days later, we did so- the DM was a nervous guy who kept biting his blood-blistered thumbnail- and questioned my LTC experience, when I had a couple years of NS experience. I looked at the administrator who would not give me eye contact, but the DM said, "We'll let you know our determination".

No response was forthcoming, even though I left several messages for the administrator. My wife wisely said, "If they want you, they'll contact you. If not, there's their answer".

No contact by them was made, so therein was their determination. I didn't have to like it, I only had to accept it.

Well said. 

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