The individual attending an interview was in for a big surprise after finding out that the employer had lied to them about the job position.
Employers continue to scam potential job candidates in different ways because they know how desperate they are for a job. Currently, there has been an observable trend where job openings state one thing, but the actual job is for something else altogether. u/Eres-Tonto had an eye-opening story to share about how they decided to attend an interview only to find out that it was actually for a different position than the one on the job listing. The post, titled "contacted for an interview for a job. Halfway through the interview, I was told it was a different (lower) position," has gained 4.6K upvotes and 290 comments.
The individual mentions how they were contacted on LinkedIn for an interview from a local "growing" company. They accepted and sent their resume. They share, "I went to the site and the interview was going well." However, one of the higher-ups could not attend the interview as they were running late, but the interview went on without her. The employer asked the individual questions that were related to a manager role, along with their background.
The conversation continued with the two other managers who showed up. Sometime later a third person came in and asked the individual why they wanted to work in customer service there. They write, "I was confused and said I was here for the manager position and he scoffs and I was told there was no such opening." The individual states that they did not attend the interview for that position.
The individual agreed to wait for the Director while the managers asked them a few more questions about their background. While the process continued, the individual hoped that it was just a misunderstanding. They then say, "At this point, the Director comes in and apologizes because she misplaced her keys." The third person who showed up revealed that there was no opening for a manager and the Director simply nodded along and didn't say anything.
Seeing how they were misinformed about the job posting, the job seeker got angry. They had taken an afternoon off work to attend the interview, which was turning out to be a waste of time. The individual took out their phone and showed them the exact communication they got about the job. All of the interviewers including the Director saw the message and simply said, "Yeah, that's what it says."
A few minutes of awkward silence followed after which the individual asked them, "But you are interviewing me for a different entry-level job. Not the one you contacted me to come in for?" One of the managers replied, "Yes, you would be a good fit." Upon hearing this, the individual stood up, grabbed their notebook and asked if they could be walked out. The interview panel simply stared at them.
Realizing that they did not expect them to walk out, the candidate said, "Okay then, I'll see myself out then." The individual then walked out and the interview panel followed them to the exit where they handed in their badge to the administrator and left. People applauded the individual for their quick thinking in the comments section. u/workingcoalmine said, "Even though you dodged a bullet there, you have every right to be pissed at them. Good for you that you walked out."