I used to be a member here but had my account removed in case Apple did a check for my e-mail and such. My old user name was Crashmaster007. This is copied from a blog post that I made earlier today, I thought I would share it here. First let me say that this is by no means a rant against Apple, I still enjoy their products and will continue to use them just the same as before. This is about one store, and the ordeal that they put me through. About two months back I applied at the Apple Store using their on-line application service, I wanted to have a job secure before I went on summer break, or just after. So about two weeks later I decided to give them a call, at the urging of family and so on. I get transfered to their hiring manager who sets up an interview for me later that week, a Thursday. So I drive the hour and a fifteen minutes it takes me to go from my dorm to the mall, my house is only 15min away. I meet with two guys who work at the store who ask me the standard interview questions and so on. I nail all of them, they even tell me that I did a great job. Tell me at the end of it that I will receive a call soon. More then a week later, a Sunday, I get a call from the hiring manager. Wants to set up a second interview with me. Only time to do it is the next Sunday. So I wait around for a week and head back down to the store. This time I interview with Ryan, head of the Mac Specialists for the store. Interview goes good again. Said, now this is the important part, that I would get a call within a week, probably sooner. Awesome I thought, I will know damn soon. Well a week goes by and no call. So I call the store to speak to Ryan he is on vacation, OK. So I ask to talk to the hiring manager and I get Sir the hiring manager will call you back about your job. Well then. Another week goes by, I call the store on Saturday. Ryan is still on vacation and I still cant talk to the hiring manager. Damn it, well when will Ryan be back? Tuesday was the answer. So I try to call on Tuesday and it just rings through. Ugh. On Wednesday I try again. I get through! And Ryan is there! Yay! The time is 1:30pm. Me: Hello Ryan this is Mike **** You interviewed me more than two weeks ago and said I would get a call within a week, I never got one. Ryan: *Conused* No call? Well my hiring manager is out to lunch, Ill touch base with her and call you back. Me: OK And 5:00 rolls around, wow that was a long lunch break, I get a call. It is the hiring manager wanting me to come down. Apparently I got lost in the shuffle and fell through the cracks. So I go down to the store, 20 min drive from home. I wait around for the hiring manager to be ready (did I mention for the previous two interviews I waited around for at least 10min each?). Finally she is ready to talk to me. An interview ensues using a display Mac that is on lockdown so you cant do too much so when I try to show her what she is asking for it wont do half of it. Twenty minutes later it is over. She says she will e-mail me the background check stuff that night and get talk to the other two guys who interviewed me. I wait around all night, no e-mail arrives. So today, still no e-mail. Finally 5:00pm and I get an e-mail. YAY! wait wtf: Great so I didnt get the job. And she sends me a ****ING TEMPLATE E-MAIL! After dicking me around for two months I get a freaking template e-mail. Ugh. And this blog post came soon after. Now I am by no means saying that Apple is at fault, or that all Apple retail stores are like this one. I also do not feel that they owed me a job. I just want to point out that they should treat their applicants a little better. Because remember that most applicants are also customers. Yes I may not have been exactly what they were looking for, obviously because I didnt get the job. Im not mad because they didnt hire me. Im mad because of the way that I was treated during the whole process and the time that it took, time that could have been spent looking harder at other job prospects.