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Would a thanks but no thanks be soooooo much trouble ??

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nutcracker Wed 27-Jul-05 13:38:12

Went for a job interview the other week and had already gathered by the end that I hadn't got it (too bothered about me having 3 kids and not having worked for ages), but they said they would let me knoe either way by letter or phonecall, and they haven't.

Would it really take so much for them to stick a letter in the post so that I know for definate.

It's bloody annoying and another word i can't think off.

emmatmg Wed 27-Jul-05 13:41:39


I always used to think the same when I was looking for new jobs. Doesn't take much does it?

nutcracker Wed 27-Jul-05 13:49:10

Yes inconsiderate.

I mean it takes alot for me to apply for jobs, let alone go for the interview and i just think it is common decency to let me know one way or another really.

PrettyCandles Wed 27-Jul-05 14:03:59

I have the impression, from when I have been job-hunting, that some companies only send out the rejections after the post has been filled. Very unpleasant for the applicants.

Do you want to phone and find out the situation? Something along the lines of "I've had an offer, and I want to know what the situation is with you before I reply to them."

Leogaela Thu 28-Jul-05 11:38:50

nutcracker, definitely call them. you have nothing to lose. even ask them why you didn't get it and if they can give you feedback from the interview to help you in future interviews etc....

dejags Thu 28-Jul-05 11:43:19


this drives me mad. I am also jobhunting and suffer the same thing.

I think to myself, I bloody well made the time to prepare, get dressed, come halfway across town to see you and you can't even be bothered to come back to me.

Really bad manners is all, totally inexcusable

nutcracker Thu 28-Jul-05 11:44:46

It's horrible isn't it dejags.

I could call them but tbh it was obvious why I didn't get it.

dejags Thu 28-Jul-05 11:45:16

While I am at it I am going to extend my little rant!

I went for an interview last week. It went really well (by the interviewers admission at the time). They promised me (both the Line Manager and the HR Manager) that I would hear by Tuesday with a view to starting next Monday. I have heard nothing and am waiting on tenterhooks.

Am so cheesed off with this whole process

dejags Thu 28-Jul-05 11:45:56

Nutty - they can't discriminate against you on the basis of having children, perhaps they know this and that's why they are dragging their feet coming back to you?

nutcracker Thu 28-Jul-05 11:46:23

Oh dejags, it's not on is it especially if they say they will let you know.

If they had said that I wouldn't hear if I had been unsuccesful then fair enough, but when they say they will let you know either way and they don't it drives me mad.

nutcracker Thu 28-Jul-05 11:47:04

Hmmmm could be. Although they would say it was due to me having no experoance in that area probably. Even though the bloke himself said the job was easy.

bran Thu 28-Jul-05 11:51:43

Phone them up (real job) and say that you've been offered another job (imaginary job). Tell them that you really liked the real job and the company very much but you have to give the imaginary job an answer by Monday so the real job has to let you know today or tomorrow or loose you forever.

(BTW don't refer to the other job as "imaginary" when you're on the phone, it might give the game away. )

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Jul-05 11:57:15

Oh it's rude and unprofessional. If you've gone to the trouble of attending an interview, the least they can do is a thanks but no thanks letter.

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