A Man Walked Out Of A Job Interview After Waiting For 35 Minutes & People Are Praising Him

"An interview is a two-way street."

Global Staff Writer

A woman at a job interview.

We've all been there: sitting in a waiting room for a job interview , anxiously waiting for our turn to impress the potential employer. But what happens when the waiting becomes too long and the interviewer doesn't seem to respect your time?

That's exactly what happened to one Reddit user, who shared his experience in a post and explained that he decided it was better to just walk out.

The Redditor said the interview was scheduled for 10 a.m. and he arrived 10 minutes early, signed in at reception and waited patiently for the interviewer to call him in.

He was told it would take five minutes, but after patiently waiting 30 minutes, with no one acknowledging his presence or giving him any explanation for the delay, he questioned if it was even worth it for him to stay.

To make matters worse, he says the interviewer walked past him three times without saying a word or acknowledging his presence.

"It's at this point I say enough is enough and sign myself out. It's 10:35. No one has bothered to explain any delays, interviewer has blanked me several times despite knowing I'm sitting there waiting," reads the post.

But after leaving, the Reddit user started to second guess his decision and turned to Reddit to ask if it was "a d*ck move."

"The way I'm seeing this is that if I was 35 minutes late for the interview with no explanation as to why I'm late, I'd have no chance of getting the job," wrote the Redditor. "I'm also thinking if this is how badly their time management is, what will it be like actually working there?"

Most people in the comments section agreed with the Redditor and reassured him that his decision to walk out wasn't wrong.

"At the end of the day, an interview is a two-way street. It also gives you insight on somewhere where you may want to sign a contract of employment," wrote one user. "If that's the first impression, I think I'd have walked out, too."

The commenter then asked, "Did they ever get in touch with you again?"

The Redditor answered saying that he hasn't heard back "as of yet."

"I thought maybe a phone call would've happened asking if I want to reschedule but nothing. I don't think I'll bother if they do to be honest," wrote the user.

Another person wrote, "I have heard of places that do this deliberately, to see how committed you are or some bollocks. This sort of tw*tf***ery should not be encouraged. You did the right thing."

Although people are agreeing with the Redditor's move, some may argue that walking out of an interview can come across as unprofessional and may damage your chances of being considered for future opportunities with the same company.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Sameen Chaudhry
Global Staff Writer
Sameen Chaudhry is a Staff Writer for Narcity’s Global Desk focused on TikTok drama and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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