With the move to Texas for my wife’s new job I have found myself looking for a new job. I don’t need a career anymore. Her job pays well enough I basically am just looking for something to do that passes the time and would still allow us to spend time together when she’s off (she averages 70 hours a week).
So I go thru the interview process and tell the place straight up I have open availability M-F and can work until 2 on Saturday. They are closed Sunday. So I basically give them 59/63 hours they are open.
The regional manager in the interview is very excited after my interview and basically says if I choose them she wants to move me to a busier store and pay me more right away. She also said we’re offering a 1k sign on bonus but your experience we could bump you to a 2k sign on bonus.
So the manager calls me to tell me they officially sent the offer letter and they can’t wait for me to accept. I tell him okay I just want to be clear they told you my availability. I again say M-F anytime is fine but I need to be off at 2 on Saturday.
He then tells me “Well at my store I require every employee to have full open availability.” Okay well I don’t think that’s a good fit for me. Good luck. Wait… I can try and work around it I really need a good employee with your experience. No Thanks trying isn’t going to work I told them this in the interview and they said it wouldn't be a problem but obviously it is for you.
Since then he has called me 5x begging me to reconsider and promise to work around it. If your an employer that desperate for a worker maybe don’t try to strong arm them when they give you their limitations. It just sends red flags at what type of manager you will be. Now you can explain to the regional manager why I’m not working for them.