(Closed) How long is reasonable to wait?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
7123 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would have only left one message. Since they knew the training is tomorrow they should have been keeping an eye out for a call from you. I would have given them until this afternoon to make contact before contacting the next person in line so that the new person could be at the training session.

Post # 5
Member
1181 posts
Bumble bee

Unless if there was an emergency or something, I think the fact that she didn’t contact you back is indicative of future work behavior. But that’s just me, I’m very no-nonsense. I think you’ve waited long enough, personally.

Post # 7
Member
3627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

In the past, if it’s a job I was super excited about, I made it a priority to return the call ASAP and I would check my email non-stop. Barring a major emergency, I’m inclined to believe that your candidate isn’t really interested in the job. If it turned out it was a catastrophic emergency, I’m sure that the candidate will follow up soon and explain. I’ve applied for positions and interviewed with the hiring manager when I wasn’t too excited about the position before (or found out that during the interview, it wasn’t the position I was expecting). When they’ve called back, I’ve delayed contacting them back because I was weighing my options.

Post # 9
Member
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is weird. I would move on, it’s been long enough! However, part of me thinks that it could be a major emergency (I was recently in the hospital for a week and had received an email asking me for a phone interview literally 5 minutes before I left for the hospital)– I didn’t have a smart phone, I couldn’t check my email, and I couldn’t talk, so I FREAKED OUT. Luckily after a few days I was able to use a friends to get in contact and let them know, but still. I would move on with other candidates, but also consider the fact that she might not just be standing you up 🙂

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