Post # 1
If you were told to come for an interview at a certain time and ended up having to wait 20+ minutes for the interviewer?
My mom had an interview and it was at 6…finally at 7:20 the manager came out of her last meeting and conducted the interview. My mom got the job so it was worth the wait, but that seems awfully rude to me to make someone wait that long when you told them to come at a certain time.
And one of the managers at my office asked someone to come in at 2:15, and she JUST came out to meet her, 30 minutes late. Rude or no? Would you wait?
Post # 3
If I needed the job, then yes!
Post # 4
I would wait. Sometimes they do it on purpose to see how you act when you’re angry/upset.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
It’s rude, but it’s also common– some interviewers do it on purpose to see how you handle the wait. Some people get impatient and leave, or complain, so they cross their name off the list.
Post # 6
It’s QUITE rude, but if I needed the job, I’d wait.
I didn’t know that people actually did this on PURPOSE though. That’s beyond rude to make it intentional!!! *EVERYONE’S* time matters! Not just theirs.
Post # 7
Definitely rude and disrespectful to the interviewee. Businesses need to remember that even in bad markets, the purpose of the interview is not only for the company to interview the individual, but also for the individual to find out if the company is a good fit for them.
I would be very turned off as a candidate if someone was that late to interview me. It is also really unprofessional. If a candidate showed up 30 min late that’d be a major black mark against them, I feel that should go both ways.