Vent: Why don't they call you back?!!

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Vent: Why don't they call you back?!!
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Wed, 06-23-2004 - 4:49pm
Doesn't common courtesy exist anymore? I have been on several interviews over the past two years and I cannot tell you how many times I have been told by an administrator "We will call you by Xday and let you know either way." I can however tell you that they almost NEVER do call and tell me. I was called back for a second interview with the superintendent about 10 days ago and he said he would call me either way by Wed of last week. Guess what? It's Wed of this week and still no word. I was a finalist for this position. The least they could do is send me a lousy letter. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!

Have you had this experience too, or is it just me?

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 06-23-2004 - 9:07pm

It's not just you.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-23-2004 - 11:19pm
I agree...I think that is so rude to leave someone hanging, especially when you've given your word. My principal always lets department heads and even sometimes subject area teachers in the interview process...especially since we have the most knowledge about the job, which I think is neat...anyway, I always personally call back the individual even though it's really not MY responsibility to do it. Because frankly I've been there! To be honest, I think some people are just too big of chickens to deal with confrontation or rejection. Also, they think if they play this "hard to get" role than the person who is the hungriest will follow up and they'll choose them. I know that's how one candidate beat out another at my school - persistance and follow through. Don't get discouraged! Sometimes being aggressive is not a bad thing!

Best of luck! D

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Thu, 06-24-2004 - 3:14pm
The rejection letter came today. I guess I can cool off a little since they let me know, even tho it's a week late. On the bright side, today was the last day of school. Yay!

Keeping my fingers crossed I find something better over the summer.

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Registered: 08-10-1999
Tue, 07-20-2004 - 1:20pm
I can tell you that in my district, we tell people a date because that's what the superintendent says, and then we wind up waiting so she can interview them. We can't tell the people we want them back until her office sets up an appointment and she sees our 2 final candidates (we have to send 2).

I can't tell you how many candidates we've lost to other districts because of that. So it may not be the people who interviewed you. Just this spring I really had to hound our superintendent to interview someone we thought was great. He was dual certified in French and English and we needed both. It was perfect and she still waited a month after we recommended him to her. Luckily, we got him.

In your case, since you saw the supt. it could be that he/she decided, but the building principal is supposed to notify you. That has happened to us too and the principal happens to be on vacation that week, etc. Or maybe the school board has to approve it first and they haven't met yet. Or the supt. wants to talk to the principal or is waiting to hear back from your references, who knows?

But whatever the case, they could have called to say theat there was a delay and they'd get back to you. A lot of things happen in districts, but it's no excuse for bad manners.

Hang in there and good luck!

Andrea