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Root686145dStraightforward honesty is almost always the best course. You did the right thing.
It’s initially harder due to emotions and bruised egos, but it allows the person to move on, and most importantly: you’re not lying to them. Just expect an immediate follow-up of “what did I do wrong?”
We need more of people like you
Cyanide87825dMy principle in life: Seedha, Sateek, Satya (Straight, Exact, Truth).
You did the right thing. It's better to give them a feedback so that they could focus on other interviews rather than worry about how the previous one went.
fist221685dI dont know a person who was hurt for being rejected. But never hearing back, thats like a baad break up.
Ghosting is becoming a part of culture, unfortunately.
gibus1035dI need to interview people every now and then after they make it through HR. I hate HR, all they do is try to put people in boxes and reject prime candidates based on pseudoscience - "this person who is a prime candidate for our engineering position did poorly on our HRs BS accounting-based math aptitude test so we rejected her. Instead we recommend this clueless no-experience PHD graduate".
I know some people ask HR for feedback but the reality is that they don't know why I rejected you, because they never ^&%$ listen to what I tell them to look out for in candidates.
I'm reminded of a job I applied for, 3 people interviewed me.
Head of IT department, who wanted me for my 30+ years experience..
Head of HR, who didn't..
A random member of staff, who didn't..
Meanwhile, the candidate who did get the job:
Head of IT department, didn't want them, as they had zero experience..
Head of HR, who did..
A random member of staff, who did..
2 to 1 voting won !
Nanos99105dYes I think you did the right thing.
I remember a job I applied for, they said they would let me know either way before 5pm that day.
(I had the interview at something like 2pm.)
So I stayed and waited in the lobby till 5pm..
(Thinking they probably won't phone me..)
5pm came and went, no one told me jack shit.
Went home, emailed them, phoned them, left messages, they never got back to me.
Assumed I didn't get it !
And this was one of those 2 day interviews, first day hours of tests.
Next time I'm just going to say, you can have half an hour of my time with one interview, take it or leave it, as I'm not going to waste my time going to repeated interviews if you folk are just going to jerk me around and not even have the decency to let me know either way when you said you are going to.
With 30+ years IT experience, I don't need to waste an hour showing folk I know how to type and use a mouse..
Applications for post-doc positions: no reply from 80%. FOUR IN FIVE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS.
This is apparently normal in higher education. Fuckers.
You did the right thing in being honest and blunt.
Delaying feedback when you know the answer feels like the opposite.
Dude. Never stop! That should be the standard
jens-peter23They call me 007 at work.... 0 motivation 0 skills 7 coffee breaks 🤓😎 enjoy your weekend!
tommy11Right now someone at Google is coding something useless for us to laugh at on April Fools.
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