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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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So, I have been waiting to hear back from a guy about an interview. I was hoping to have the interview on Friday, but the guy that I would be interviewing with is on vacation.

He really wants to interview me and I have been talking with him for the last month or so. I talked to his secretary and the position that I would be interviewing is still open and he will be back on monday.

So, do I wait and talk to him monday, drive down monday and interview tuesday? OR should I just go down there and show up on Monday?

I am leaning towards waiting to talk to him, but the less time that I have to take off during the week from my job now, the better.
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how far is the drive?
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is he aware or unaware of said visit?
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is this in little hick town?

Drive down there, and meet him. Then he will know your serious about:

1. Moving down there.
2. Getting a job while your there
3. wanting to work for him.
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Unaware. But we have been trying to meet up for the last month or so.

11 hour drive.
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is this in little hick town?

Drive down there, and meet him. Then he will know your serious about:

1. Moving down there.
2. Getting a job while your there
3. wanting to work for him.
That's kinda my thinking, I know how simple/small town easy-going- people work.

The problem that I see is, what if he calls in monday and tuesday? haha that means I'm screwed.
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I am leaning towards waiting to talk to him, but the less time that I have to take off during the week from my job now, the better.
This would be my recommendation. I know it's good to have some initiative, but to just go show up? Without an appointment? Expecting to have an interview? That seems a bit presumptive.

Even if he isn't offended, you may have just wasted a tank or two of gas and some time off of work only to have to repeat the entire process once he does have the time.

Lastly, I know when I come back from a few days off of work, my first day back would not be the 1st choice of when I would want to be giving somebody an interview. As the interviewee, I don't think you would want to be interviewed on somebody's first (or second) day back when they likely have enough other stuff that needs to be caught up on.
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Yea, I will probably just wait.
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Call Monday morning and offer to meet him in person Tuesday morning.

EDIT- or if you want to make a weekend out of it... offer to meet him Friday
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11 hours . . . so is this in TN, GA or MS?

You'll love it!!
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TN, hour southwest of nashvegas..

I will probably call first thing monday morning and head down there right after talking to him, get down there monday night and check out the area and meet up with him tuesday morning and drive back tuesday afternoon. Ugh, that means I'll be around cinci or dayton for rush hour. Ugh.

That is, if he answers Monday morning
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OR I could go harass killerB all weekend and call the guy Monday from his house and say I happened to be visiting friends in the area, and am heading back monday night if he wanted to get together
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If I had a guy show up out of the blue I would probably be a little ticked. Plus I would think WTF this stupid idiot drove 11 hours without making proper arrangements? It would lead me to believe my future employee may be spending MY money doing presumtious things.

I would do another call to his secretary. Be sincere and ask her advice. She knows her boss & may have some insight to things. Second, if she recommends you drive down, she is more likely to get you in to see him even if he wasn't ready for you..... and.... you have a fall back that it was her idea.

I'm not against you going, (god knows we want you gone) but I think you need to do more homework.
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TN, hour southwest of nashvegas..

I will probably call first thing monday morning and head down there right after talking to him, get down there monday night and check out the area and meet up with him tuesday morning and drive back tuesday afternoon. Ugh, that means I'll be around cinci or dayton for rush hour. Ugh.

That is, if he answers Monday morning
btw, your room is gone august 23rd. You told me you were moving within a month... or I misunderstood ya.
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If it's around Jackson TN, you'd be right in the middle between Nashvegas and the land of The King!! Great area!
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I would do another call to his secretary. Be sincere and ask her advice. She knows her boss & may have some insight to things. Second, if she recommends you drive down, she is more likely to get you in to see him even if he wasn't ready for you..... and.... you have a fall back that it was her idea.
Maybe you can even get a lunch date with her
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If he is out all this week, the last thing he is going to want to do on Monday morning is do an unexpected interview. He is going to be playing catch-up Monday and Tuesday. Call him and leave a message that you would like to talk to him as soon as he has a chance to catch up from being out all this week. Also explain you are interested in driving down to interview face to face.
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TN, hour southwest of nashvegas..

I will probably call first thing monday morning and head down there right after talking to him, get down there monday night and check out the area and meet up with him tuesday morning and drive back tuesday afternoon. Ugh, that means I'll be around cinci or dayton for rush hour. Ugh.

That is, if he answers Monday morning
Woot! Maybe he's a relative!

Lawrenceburg / Pulaski / Bonnertown TN?
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Lawrenceburg / Pulaski / Bonnertown TN?
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