(Closed) How late would you have to be for a job interview to just not

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@missy11: Wow….did he say anything about it?

Post # 4
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Did he write the time down wrong and thought he was showing up 10 minutes early? I ALWAYS call if I even think I’ll be running late. 

Post # 6
152 posts
Blushing bee

Yikes.  If I was lost and thinking I wasn’t going to make it ON TIME, I would stop somewhere and call and ask for directions so they at least know what’s going on!

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@missy11: weird!! I would NEVER not show up for an interview but if I knew I was very lost/bad traffic and was going to be almost an hour late I would call immediatly and beg for mercy and try to reschedule. I cannot imagine why you could be that late. You should always leave early and you always do a test run to your interview!!! always!! same time and everything to see how traffic is at that time. never go to an interview with that being your first time there. some people are not as responsible and thoughtful though. wise advise? I think so. Darling Husband aparently does not…he is never this prepared! he is the guy that is right on time or 5 minutes late…it gives me an anxiety attack everytime!!! LOL

Post # 8
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow, that’s crazy that he didn’t even call.   Fair enough people sometimes get lost – but with the internet and everything else, people should be able to look at google maps and adjust their time accordingly so that’s not even a big issue.   50 minutes late is ridiculous.  Especially without a phone call.

Post # 9
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Wow, if I were that late (or late at all) I would at least call and tell them the problem. For me it would probably be due to traffic, accident, or something annoying. But I would still come no matter what just to explain and try to save my butt!!! Definitely would call first though.. geez!

Post # 10
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wouldn’t have shown. I probably would have called and said I was coming. That would be it.

Post # 11
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

If I was going to be 5 minutes late I would call. If I was going to be 30 minutes late I’d call and ask to reschedule and explain my (hopefully amazing) excuse. 

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would NEVER not show up to an interview. To me, not showing up at all is much worse than coming late.

Post # 13
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

As Drake said, “better late than never, but never late is better” I make sure to allow an additional 30 minutes more than what I’m expecting to allow for traffic, etc. But I’d always call even if I thought I would be late. 

Post # 14
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Never late! If I was going to be late, I would be calling to explain why and begging for their grace.

Post # 15
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I always leave myself lots of time for interviews.  Try to get up to the office 10 minutes before hand.  There was only one time I was late by 5 minutes because I got lost and twisted around (there were like two street names that were the same but was confusing how it split up).  I was so apologetic and I went to the interview but it felt awkward..  I didn’t get it obviously.. I never did that again.  But if I was that late I would have called to reschedule..  No phone call is just rude.

Post # 16
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think I’d ever just not show up. 

Cute story though, the other day I had a girl come to my office and ask about the parking situation (it is a little bit confusing, since most spots are marked “customers only” or “30 minute parking” which obviously isn’t long enough for most interviews).  She was doing a DRY RUN for her interview the next day.  I mentioned it to the HR person and he was impressed at how seriously she was taking it.

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