'Recruiter tells me less than 12 hours before my 1st day of work that I’m starting at a different store adding about a 1/2 hour on to my commute' the social media user shared.
Sometimes employers treat employees with no respect and an utter lack of professionalism. Most of the time, people sit back and take it, but now employees are demanding to be treated better. Take the case of Reddit user u/golf-lip's post on the r/recruitinghell forum. OP titled the post, "Recruiter tells me less than 12 hours before my 1st day of work that I'm starting at a different store, adding about a 1/2 hour on to my commute" and shared a screenshot of their exchange.
In the texts shared between the two, the recruiter said the new employee who was scheduled to start their shift the very next day had to move to the Hampton Avenue store. OP argued that this was very short notice and not a commute they wanted to make. They wanted the job at the location mentioned in the job listing the first time around. Then the recruiter said that they had a spot open at another location.
By this time, OP started to get annoyed and said they felt they weren't being heard. OP also pointed out how they weren't asked if they were okay with the change. Under the screenshot, they noted, "He didn't even want to set up an interview, he just reached out the text and ignored all of the questions I had about the job." The Reddit user ended up telling their recruiter that they were moving on from the job.
Many users of Reddit praised OP for honoring their boundaries and not letting the recruiter get away with being so unprofessional with the last-minute change to their work location. u/AppropriateSail4 told OP, "Yeah, that's a tactical nuke of a job that you definitely avoided. I know jobs can be a bit tough to come by right now, but you did not need that level of toxic presumptive-ness in your life." Responding to this comment, u/golf-lip wrote: "His 2nd text was offering a DIFFERENT location about the same distance away." Replying to another user's comment, they said, "I asked for an interview and he said we didn't need one. Then I asked for more information for the first day, including the uniform, what I need to bring, etc., but no answer. He didn't even call me on the phone, just reached out via text and gave as little info as possible," adding three red flag emojis at the end.
Reddit user u/strangerpie pointed out, "An additional 30 mins of wasted time spent on commute each day does make a difference in whether I wanna take a job or not. Sleep and personal time are precious. Need a higher pay to justify a long journey." Ridla_Pat94 added, "It's like people these days think it's a favor to hire you or something when really it's the other way around. Smh." In another comment, OP mentioned, "The interaction with him was weird, to say the least, denied an interview, gave me as little information as possible. If he's going to hire anyone without even meeting them first, not even a phone call, just our couple of texts, it makes me wonder why they're so desperate for staff that they'll hire anyone."