Lazy, bad mannered or just plain selfish?
Just every now and again I could scream.
Every day we hold interviews to enable people who are job seeking to register and come and present to us not just their credentials (Passport, ID checks etc) but also to chat about what they want so we can make a good match. We offer Saturdays too as we know not everyone can get here during the week.
You would be surprised how many people don't bother to turn up and can't, don't or won't make the effort to phone, email or wite to let us know or to apologise. If my team are prepared to give up a Saturday they expect people on the list to show. Last week there were three who couldnt be bothered. Particularly annoying as there was a waiting list. How selfish is that? Could we trust those people to turn up at a job interview?
On the day the snow was deep and crisp and even and not even London's buses were running, we had an interview candidate arrive on time who had walked to get here. Good to know the world isnt totally going to pot.
On that note I am off for a little r&r.