I'm currently happily employed, but looking for a job in my hometown for personal reasons.
I applied to one job that seemed promising. But since applying, I've read a lot of negative reviews about work at that company. The hiring process was also very anonymous and did not follow standard procedures, such as starting with a phone interview before telling the candidate to travel 300 miles. I had to reschedule their suggested interview but may not be able to make the new date either, due to unexpected circumstances at my current workplace.
I've become quite cold about the idea of working there, but I don't want to completely burn that bridge. I'm also still interested in doing the job that they advertised, but discouraged by the application process and what I've learned about their working conditions.
I think the best option at this point is to try my luck elsewhere, so, how can I back out of this application without gong straight to the rejection bin if I decide to apply again later?