A little white lie I learned at my last job that allows someone to save face (always nice in situations involving potential bosses) …
When you want to say this: “Hey! You said you’d email me XYZ, and you haven’t! You jerk!”
What you actually say is this: “Hello, Mr. ABC, I’m terribly sorry but I’m afraid I’ve been having some problems with my email account. It’s all straightened out now - do you mind re-sending XYZ to me, please?”
I had to use it as a last resort sometimes in delicate situations, and it worked every time. Do not, however, use it more than once on the same person.
Prospective hires are situations where it seems the disparity is the greatest between sides as to what are “reasonable” time periods.
Right now I’m awaiting a yes or no on an application I submitted last November! Multiple interviews, tests, and forms filled out, at least 12 references, blah-blah. They are hiring approx 125 people to report at the end of August. General consensus expected offers to be extended this week, but today multiple folk have (unofficially) said not to expect any word until 8/2 at the earliest, because some muckety-muck or another is on vacation. So they are dicking with over 100 people’s lives, because one person is on vacation?!
Great! - as I’m heading to Alaska on 8/3 for 11 days, and I’m sure cell service in the middle of the tundra will be flawless. Then if I get the job, 2 weeks after I come back to close up shop and plan to move across country. Plenty of time! :rolleyes: (Oh yeah - until I receive the offer, I won’t know if they want me to work 15 floors down in my same building, or in any of 7 different states up to 800 miles away.)
Sorry for the hijack, just confirming that job searching sucks.