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tired- hiring manager agreed on remote work (and being in office/client-side as needed) —> present case study —> hiring manager and team likes case study -> HR said I didn’t get job b/c I want remote

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Nothing is agreed until you have a written offer. There are plenty of things that can come up in the screening process that won’t disqualify you from being interviewed but might be a deciding factor once they have a better sense of the leading candidates. Location is one of those factors. It’s not much different than if you interviewed for a job saying honestly that you were open to relocating to Cleveland, then you accepted a different offer because it was in a city you like more (sorry Cleveland). Bummer but a totally fair part of the process.

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to build - you were one of two equally qualified candidates. equal in every way except you wanted remote and the other candidate agreed to be in the office. they went with the other candidate.

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Well I was told we were going hybrid didn’t get it in writing and now we are going back 5 days so maybe it’s good you found out this way. Sorry you didn’t get it tho

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Ugh, I’m sorry. I’m in a similar boat. Everything going well (remote okay, yay) then in my last interview they casually mentioned *required international travel* to shmooze a client 4 weeks per year. Killin me. Now I’m back at square one. Wish they were up front about that in the job description.

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