I accidentally missed an interview due to a schedule change!
January 14,2023 at 2:37PM UTC
i have a very demanding and senior position while also interviewing for a new position. I recently interviewed for a great role I was excited about because it would have given me the balance I need, and had all other pluses for a new career.
After a few great rounds, I was asked to come in person and meet with others this week. Immediately after the interview was scheduled, I had to ask the recruiter to move the appointment due to a meeting which was suddenly moved by a client team and I couldn't change it (and I asked).
I asked the company to move the interview to an hour later on Thursday.
she then responded and said Yes, 2:30 on Tuesday.....but I missed that part.
I then received a call on Tuesday asking what happened and why I didnt show.
I was so sure the meeting remained on Thursday, I even blocked the entire afternoon for the appointment.
I haven't heard back regarding rescheduling. I even offered to apologize to the team.
So I know its dead in the water, but I worry more about my name. Because this has never happened in my 20+ years in the working world, this has never happened.
has this happened to anyone else before??
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Word to the Wise- if you are freelancing or a contractor, get a RETAINER= money UPFRONT.
I was just BURNED out of a full month of full-time work, by an unscrupulous CEO who paid his own travel costs ahead of contractors, and the company is now out of cash and going into receivership- bankruptcy. A full MONTHS' pay for me, that I WORKED, will NOT be paid.
As a contractor, there is no EDD, no Labor Board and no attorney to help. I am a 'general creditor' along with every other vendor in their accounts payable, and will be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar in 6 months.
Get a RETAINER, people! It's a month's pay for your contractor work, BEFORE you begin, and is held by you until the final month of work is done. You still send bills to the company and client each month, or every 2 weeks, but that retainer money is in YOUR bank account in case the client company pulls a fast one on you.
Don't let what happened to me, happen to you!
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