What is wrong with this interview process and is the general manager the nexus of the weirdness?

I applied for a job at a Whole Foods. Went to a group interview which was the first one. Then was called back the next day for a second one on one interview with the female general manager. It was set for the following monday. I show up then, ironed and prepared only to find I am met with confusion and people scrambling around the office to find someone to interview me because the GM is too busy with something else. Finally, they put some floor manager on the spot and throw him in to interview me. It was a mess. He seemed confused, as was I. GM provided a list of departments to offer me which were none of the ones I listed on the one they asked me to complete in the first interview. In fact, she put one of the ones I listed as least likely to want-Deli. I am vegan. I called the director after the disorganized interview and she set up a THIRD interview with the GM, on a Saturday morning. This one even better. The GM had to be reminded by the front person what time it was supposed to be for. She rushed over, barely gave eye contact to me, and said, let me go get your application-which took 3 minutes as she is ordering coffee for herself on the phone. She burst in the conference room, still no eye contact, and says, "Okay, you're looking for a college job. Which I never put into that context. Leaves and again pawns off interview on someone else. But announces to him before departing, we need to set her up with a college job! The interview with him took all of 9 minutes and he said he would call me Monday. I think he saw my dejection after she left so there was little embellishment on my part. I find a message on my phone the next day from the herbal supplement department manager stating that she is interested in talking to me about working in her department, and that a couple of the manager are interested in the store when I was told of only 2 department options, given by the GM-as what the director said was her "vision for me." I don't understand what is going on. I am 29. I am a veteran of the Coast Guard and have finished my BA this Summer. People were happy about my application and it seems like she is trying to sabotage my opportunity there but can't find a reason to tell the other managers not to hire me

Asked By: Saul - 8/4/2008
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I don't think that she is sabotaging you, she might just be busy and flighty. They wouldn't have set up 3 interviews with you if they weren't interested. If you get called back again make sure you're clear on your hours. "College job" might just be their term for part time or maybe since you have a degree they might... More
Answered By: citykitty_333 - 8/4/2008
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