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Old 29.06.2011, 18:40
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Hi everybody!

I gotta get this off my chest - My blood's boiling about these job lies....
Here's what happened: a few years ago, I have approached an employer which I wanted to work with. We were in touch via E-Mail and they have confirmed that I get the offer of employment. But somehow (and I have the hell no idea how that came and what has made them changing their mind obviously) they keep postponing me all the time with the most odd excuses. That's insane, I am losing my patience.
Is that just lies? There are laws but it seems that they don't care, huh?
What would you do if in my shoes? Has anyone here gone throu such a situation? How did you solve that?

Thanks for your spin on this!
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Old 29.06.2011, 18:42
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A few years ago ???
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Old 29.06.2011, 18:42
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A few years ago??!! I think it is probably time to throw in the towel with this company - sorry
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Old 29.06.2011, 18:45
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It's a sad and annoying fact of life that these things can happen.

Do like your avatar. Laugh it off if you can and move on...
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Old 29.06.2011, 18:52
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Maybe they've gone out of business in the intervening years?

Seriously, I would give up and look elsewhere.
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Old 29.06.2011, 19:07
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I guess you'll be like Prince Charles who will reach retirement age before working (he as a King and you for this company).
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:20
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Hi everybody!

I gotta get this off my chest - My blood's boiling about these job lies....
Here's what happened: a few years ago, I have approached an employer which I wanted to work with. We were in touch via E-Mail and they have confirmed that I get the offer of employment. But somehow (and I have the hell no idea how that came and what has made them changing their mind obviously) they keep postponing me all the time with the most odd excuses. That's insane, I am losing my patience.
Is that just lies? There are laws but it seems that they don't care, huh?
What would you do if in my shoes? Has anyone here gone throu such a situation? How did you solve that?

Thanks for your spin on this!
if a company handles job-appliances over just email correspondence... - forget about it....

I guess most of us are no so patient as you...I personally would just wait for max. 4 weeks to get a confirmation and sign a contract...
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:29
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<sigh>

I feel a facepalm would be just too cruel.
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:29
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Hi everybody!

I gotta get this off my chest - My blood's boiling about these job lies....
Here's what happened: a few years ago, I have approached an employer which I wanted to work with. We were in touch via E-Mail and they have confirmed that I get the offer of employment. But somehow (and I have the hell no idea how that came and what has made them changing their mind obviously) they keep postponing me all the time with the most odd excuses. That's insane, I am losing my patience.
Is that just lies? There are laws but it seems that they don't care, huh?
What would you do if in my shoes? Has anyone here gone throu such a situation? How did you solve that?

Thanks for your spin on this!
Get over it and move on.....you should have done so few years ago
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:48
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Re: Job lies...

HR departments in Switzerland can operate very slowly.
They plan a long way in advance in the banks especially.
Im the UK everyone wants you to start yesterday.
In Switzerland the recruitment process can be a bit like dating someone you get to like a lot but you never get what you really want. You never sense when to quit.
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Old 29.06.2011, 22:22
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HR departments in Switzerland can operate very slowly.
They plan a long way in advance in the banks especially.
Im the UK everyone wants you to start yesterday.
In Switzerland the recruitment process can be a bit like dating someone you get to like a lot but you never get what you really want. You never sense when to quit.
Agreed. We have lost many prospective employees due to bloody slow recruiting process. One candidate buggered off because other competitor answered faster to his application. And he accrpted it, even though he was offered significantly lower salary. I guess secured job and clear mind that the company wants you right here and right now cut the mustard way better than many weeks of playing with one's mind.
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Old 29.06.2011, 22:38
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<sigh>

I feel a facepalm would be just too cruel.
Let smooth it with a cute Lolcat

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Old 30.06.2011, 08:41
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Re: Job lies...

Hey you all,

thanks for your replies and your input - it backs me up in my decision. It seems that moving on is the only way to get outta this dead end road "agreement" (or whatever it is). I was pulling my hair (and I had many many bad hair days eversince) long enough.

It actually didn't happen only once, but 3 times to be exact. And that itself is annoying. The recruitment process seems to be a standard. File your application for a vacancy, get a call from someone who's excited, get to know them at the Interview, pass it and receive a confirmation via Mail that you are in, and then....... silence. Find out, it was just babbling.

Any experiences with that?
Happy rainy day to all of you out there
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Old 30.06.2011, 08:46
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- It happened 3 times ? So it's what I call a recurring pattern.

- Did you ask them why they did not recruit you at the end?

- Could it be your background check that showed up a few things? (recommendation from former or current employer?)
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I did ask and it is "the circumstances" aren't right yet. Don't know what to think about this. My references are good, no complains.
Yeah, this recurring pattern does make me think as well......
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:11
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I did ask and it is "the circumstances" aren't right yet. Don't know what to think about this. My references are good, no complains.
Yeah, this recurring pattern does make me think as well......

Are you employed now, or holding out for this position ?
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:24
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At this time I keep myself going with freelance work. But this working on demand isn't really my cup of tea in the long run.
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Re: Job lies...

Sounds like a miscommunication. If you were really "in", you would not be waiting three years even with the world's slowest HR. Some companies can be a bit too soft when it comes to letting you down, which can leave the impression that they have an intention to hire you when they do not.

If they actually do have the intention of hiring you, it sounds like a company you don't want to work for.
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Old 30.06.2011, 10:57
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Hey you all,

thanks for your replies and your input - it backs me up in my decision. It seems that moving on is the only way to get outta this dead end road "agreement" (or whatever it is). I was pulling my hair (and I had many many bad hair days eversince) long enough.

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Dude, good on you!

Totally forget about them and this whole wasted experience. There are better companies to work for out there. Now you can 100% concentrate your energy and resources on finding one.

Only good hair days going forward, right?! I sure hope so!
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Old 30.06.2011, 11:06
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I did ask and it is "the circumstances" aren't right yet.
I would take that as a "no", myself.

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