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is it bad that i asked for a phone interview?

I recieved an email from Macy's for the HR Administrator position I applied for. I got the email on sunday, saying that they scheduled a time for me on tuesday, but on tuesday morning I sent a reply asking if I can schedule a phone interview before coming in for a group interview. Did I make a bad impression by doing so. I did not get a response as of yet, and I did not confirm whether or not I could come in for an interview soon. The reason I wanted a phone interview is because the job is down in DC and I'm currently in Jersey...thats a heck of a commute for an hr-long interview. What do you think?

Asked By: jerseegal - 7/24/2007
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As an applicant you really are not in a position to choose how the interview is conducted. Hopefully you will get a response but I doubt it.
Answered By: gatorade - 7/24/2007
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You shouldn't worry about that. If you get the job then it is meant to be. There are many jobs out there and driving far away doesn't have to happen. Look for something closer.
Answered By: jonesanthonyaj - 7/24/2007
 
You may have made the interviewer think twice about seeing you. You could always follow up with another email letting them know that you wanted to see if you could spend some time on the phone to go over the position and see if you were a fit, but that if it's not possible, you'll be happy to be there during the... More
Answered By: SouthernGirl - 7/24/2007
 
Yes if you can't make it to an interview h*********u going to make it to work? Further when I hire someone I like to look them in the eye and watch actions to check for honesty.
Answered By: Uncle Dud - 7/24/2007
 
I would not worry about this issue. They may reply and then they may not reply. I would go to Kohl's OR TJ Maxx OR some place close to my residence.There is so many looking for employment, they more than likely filled the position. Employer's like to be in charge and should be, when it comes to interview appointment'... More
Answered By: mouses1 - 7/24/2007
 
That was bad. You don't dictate how you want to be interviewed by a prospective employer. That's their prerogative... More
Answered By: Abel - 7/25/2007
 
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