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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 02:08 PM
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22. I was hired once over the phone
But I wouldnt even consider taking a job with just e-mail.Id want to talk to them.Id make sure they check out and gauge what my future employer was like.

That "sorry you have doubts" line would set off alarm bells with me besides not speaking to him.It sounds alot like a bait and switch where you will get some unpleasant surprises after you arrive.

Going there is a great idea.If they resist you have to wonder what the hell is going on there that they dont want you to see them before deciding.Good luck.
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  -Question: My wife got offered a job.... expatriot  Jun-06-05 01:44 PM   #0 
  - Your wife is absolutely right to expect more information.  Bunny   Jun-06-05 01:46 PM   #1 
  - agreed  NewJeffCT   Jun-06-05 01:53 PM   #9 
     - The exec's response to honest questions seem pretty  Bunny   Jun-06-05 01:57 PM   #13 
  - NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO  OldLeftieLawyer   Jun-06-05 01:46 PM   #2 
  - agreed..... need much more confirmation  cthrumatrix   Jun-06-05 01:51 PM   #7 
  - If they really wanted her,  missb   Jun-06-05 01:47 PM   #3 
  - Ask for a formal offer in writing.  Vash the Stampede   Jun-06-05 01:47 PM   #4 
  - That was my first thought  KurtNYC   Jun-06-05 01:57 PM   #15 
  - you're talking about a VERY major upheaval...  mike_c   Jun-06-05 01:47 PM   #5 
  - i have always acted as if i have the right to the info you are seeking...  ret5hd   Jun-06-05 01:47 PM   #6 
  - The video is a bit odd, too...  gmoney   Jun-06-05 01:51 PM   #8 
  - The video was a way to see how old she is....another "trick"  caledesi   Jun-06-05 02:13 PM   #23 
     - Good point. I bet you're right. I was puzzled by the idea of  grace0418   Jun-06-05 03:08 PM   #31 
  - Well that description of events set off all kinds of red flags.  CitrusLib   Jun-06-05 01:53 PM   #10 
  - thank you all for your responses... I have emailed her at work with a link  expatriot   Jun-06-05 01:55 PM   #11 
  - Hey, Enron was a well-known, respected company, too...  punpirate   Jun-06-05 01:56 PM   #12 
  - Speaking of Enron  NewJeffCT   Jun-06-05 01:59 PM   #17 
  - Also, make sure you look into cost of living differences  NewJeffCT   Jun-06-05 01:57 PM   #14 
  - we've done that, housing is cheap and there would be a lot  expatriot   Jun-06-05 02:01 PM   #18 
  - HR was never involved?  Wickerman   Jun-06-05 01:58 PM   #16 
  - Well she did give my wife's email to HR to send her some info on insurance  expatriot   Jun-06-05 02:03 PM   #20 
     - as well she should be  Wickerman   Jun-06-05 02:05 PM   #21 
  - I would get all questions answered or I would not take the job. Also  sweetladybug   Jun-06-05 02:02 PM   #19 
  - I was hired once over the phone  Lannes   Jun-06-05 02:08 PM   #22 
  - Mrs. Expatriot. Please. Don't walk. RUN away from  grace0418   Jun-06-05 02:39 PM   #24 
  - EXACTLY! If it sounds flaky...  youspeakmylanguage   Jun-06-05 02:42 PM   #25 
  - Calling it flaky is being kind. I'd call it toxic.  grace0418   Jun-06-05 03:06 PM   #30 
  - Pheeww... I thought you were going to say "from Mr. Expatriot." nt  expatriot   Jun-06-05 02:47 PM   #27 
     - Don't be silly! You're a fellow DUer, that automatically earns my  grace0418   Jun-06-05 02:59 PM   #29 
  - Wife should  forgethell   Jun-06-05 02:45 PM   #26 
  - Very Interesting.  philosophie_en_rose   Jun-06-05 02:51 PM   #28 
  - I would definitely pass.  newportdadde   Jun-06-05 03:15 PM   #32 
  - To all who have responded to this thread..... update  expatriot   Jun-06-05 04:01 PM   #33 
  - That's good, but I would still be verrrrrrrrrry careful if I were her.  grace0418   Jun-06-05 04:40 PM   #34 
  - your wife is not wrong to ask for more info  genevat   Jun-06-05 04:47 PM   #35 
 

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