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    People Looking for Jobs

    I was doing interviews on Friday and I had 1 guy come in, everything looked not bad, so I had few question like what is 1 of you weak spots. His answer was I have a hard time being on time.(his words if you want me here at 7.30 tell me to be here at 7 am) what are these guys thinking. So I had to think long and hard, but just threw it out there and said when can you start. (his words I am not sure but will let you know, I have more companies I want to look at.) I said yah do that and once he left I threw is resume and criminal clearance form into the shreader. I will tell secretary that we found someone more eager. He also does'nt want to be a Installer for long, but the position advertise is for Installers only. Sorry to vent just gets fustrating.
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    I had a guy who in 20 minute took 3 calls on his cell phone all person each call was about 3-4.

    I finial said thank you for your time. He then ask so when do I start work

    I said we'll call you if your the chosen Candidate,

    His reply why is there a problem?

    I said have a good day and walk him out, just shaking my head.
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    i can see technology actually being a problem with teens and 20's. they are in constant communications with others that they do not see answering the phone or taking a text during an interview as rude. To them its normal and acceptable

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    i can see technology actually being a problem with teens and 20's. they are in constant communications with others that they do not see answering the phone or taking a text during an interview as rude. To them its normal and acceptable
    I hear you,

    The amount of man hours yak away on a cell phone rather then working a unreal. These Kids never seem to hear of walk/work and talk. Or better yet NO PERSONAL PHONE CALLS.

    It clear that this guy would be more interested in his cell phone then his work.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    How unfortunate. Some of us looking for a job in the HVAC trade can't even get in the door for an interview and clowns like that waste your time.

    As for technology, aka the cell phone, I'm surprised some employers haven't been sued when their employee hits someone while yaking on the darn thing driving a company vehicle. I'm sure there have been a few sued and probably more in the future.

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    Had a new hire, call me and ask if I could give him a courtesy wake up call for first day of work so he could be on time. Explained he had plans for previous evening and did not want to disappoint.

    I think I really confused him when I suggested that we push his start day back a day, as we did have quite a bit scheduled for him and did not want him to get "hurt" because he did not arrive fresh and aware. Don't get me wrong, he hung up the phone, it was the email I got 2 hours later that was telling!

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    You cant leave us hanging about the email

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    yeah.. ya just cant leave us hanging out here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGIO-Not View Post
    it was the email I got 2 hours later that was telling!
    WTF was the email about? lol

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    are you still hiring???

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    I hear you,

    The amount of man hours yak away on a cell phone rather then working a unreal. These Kids never seem to hear of walk/work and talk. Or better yet NO PERSONAL PHONE CALLS.

    It clear that this guy would be more interested in his cell phone then his work.
    I agree, that person (and unfortunately many in this age group) will waste the customers and your time on excessive personal phone calls,most of which are unimportant. Probably twittering with hannah montana "I'm doing my nails now".
    GO DAWGS!

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    Id throw my hat in the ring but i know u arent looking for green guys anymore

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    My weakness is I wont work for A$$holes who ask me what my weakness is. What a gay question!
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