Recently, my friend was expecting to go to work and train her new employee.
Then this happened — we were both shocked! 👇😱
The person never showed up!
Okay, some quick backstory:
My friend hired someone to fill a general administrative role in her office.
From what she told me after, the person seemed like a good fit, got through the interviews, and seemed like a good candidate. ✅
Here’s the problem:
When they failed to show up, it wasn’t even possible to contact them!
I asked my friend: “Did you try texting them? Sometimes there are emergencies, people get into car accidents, etc.” 🤔
She then shocks me by saying: “I tried — they blocked my number and email!”
I was flabbergasted. 😱😳
To walk away from a job is one thing — to each their own.
But to simply fail to show up on the first day?
And go even further to block the phone number & email of your new company?? 🤦♂️🤦♂️
This is how you can absolutely decimate your reputation. 📉
And what does one gain from this??
If you don’t want a job, don’t take it — but don’t kill your reputation in the process *over nothing*. 🙄
Always think about your network — because people remember things like this and it gets around.
Call up — even last minute — and say you had an emergency or you had to focus on a different priority.
Just *anything* to keep from leaving someone in the lurch. ☝️
Why close future doors on yourself if you don’t have to?? 🚪
Great networking is all about preserving opportunities — not burning bridges when you don’t have to.