I would say yes. It may be harsh but the fact is, if someone cant show up to their job interview on time, what makes you think they will show up on time everyday? If someone cant take the extra effort to show up on time for a job interview, they dont deserve any job. I was at a job interview this past Friday (which I always show up 10mins early), that was originally scheduled for 1PM and the other candidate was for 2:30. At 2:15, the other candidate calls the interviewer who is sitting with me in the room to tell him hes going to be late. Interviewer said it was fine and that he will be finishing up a bit late as well. Well we got out at 2:51 and I expected to see the other candidate sitting in the waiting room, but he wasnt! Haha. First thing the boss does as him and I part ways is pick up his phone to see where this goofball is. I immediately thought, if this guy doesnt automatically get disqualified for the position, or even worse gets picked over me, I would be super pissed, and I think rightfully so as anyone would be! Calling to say you will be 15 mins late is one thing, but having the boss having to call you after to see where you are is another. Unfortunately, Im not getting my hopes up because from talking with this boss...he said hes a very forgiving person and knows everyone makes mistakes. But still if that guy gets picked over me, well then that speaks volumes about the management. And im not talking good volumes. So what you say. Yes or no for you? Ive never been late to a job interview ever.