No, I don't agree that I dropped the ball. I called her at the specific time she requested. I also waited for 15 minutes, and at 30 minutes I called again and left a second voicemail for her. As far as I'm concerned, I did everything I could, although I could possibly send her an email message (I don't have one for her, and I tried asking for one yesterday when we set up the appointment, but she probably didn't hear me because she hung up) if I try to look it up from their web site, but right now I doubt it's worth the trouble.
I thought she was rude, snotty and unprofessional. The thing is, the position is for a staffing manager at a staffing agency...so if that's how they treat their clients or job candidates, I want nothing to do with it.
When I was conducting hiring for my own company, I was used to my fair share of candidates who were flaky. They were not given a second chance unless they had a very compelling reason for not showing up to the interview or picking up the phone for a scheduled phone interview. I certainly never blew off a candidate for a position I was hiring for - especially since I was the one determining what time the interview was going to be...it just wouldn't make sense.
So, no, I think I'm going to move on from this one. I'm not sure about the company - I have never heard of it before and the company web site just seems a bit "off" to me. I sort of suspect I was on the receiving end of some kind of scam, or at the very least some very off-putting and unprofessional behavior. Yes, I'm desperate for a job - but not that desperate.
If she calls me back with an apology and a very good reason for her flakiness, I might be convinced to reconsider, but I doubt I'll hear from her again. But even then, there are too many red flags. I don't take kindly to rude/snotty behavior, and truth be told, if they treat their candidates that way, I doubt they treat their employees much better. In my experience, it doesn't get better from the interview stage when usually parties are on their best behavior. So, um...no. Not going there with this one.
And yes, for some people any job would be worth it...but I've had my share of *just any jobs* and came to regret it. Yes, I do need a job, but not one badly enough to know going in that it wouldn't work out. In my neck of the woods, people I have worked with have been *very* flaky. I'm a little gun-shy because my experiences out here haven't been remotely good. I left a position last year because of it and now I'm very careful.