Things took an interesting turn in this post, where a candidate shared their story of leaving an interview after feeling that their time had been disrespected.
The candidate recounted their experience of attending an interview where the interviewer was late to attend. They found themselves still waiting after the appointment had been scheduled to start. After being asked to wait for a moment, a representative of the organization returned, claiming that the interviewing manager had been delayed due to an emergency and would be out for the rest of the day. The candidate rejected a proposal to reschedule the interview, claiming that their time was valuable and had been wasted and that they were no longer interested in working for the organization.
Surprisingly, especially for a Reddit workplace community, where readers usually rally around the worker’s narrative, the commenters were quick to call out the candidate for behavior that they deemed to be lacking professional courtesy. A large number of readers dogpiled the candidate in their own thread, condemning their actions and response to the situation.
See the original post, along with some of these responses, below.