I applied for a role in the city I live. The role was announced on Indeed, and the location on the job description was the city I live. During the first phase of the interview, I heard that the role is in another city, say ThatCity. And that "although not mandatory, people are expected to show up 2-3 times, if not more, in the office", but they’re ok that I take time to relocate.
In that first call, I’d heard that the interview steps are all remote/online. No question about this-- I specifically asked and verified even the names I’m supposed to meet with with the ones I looked up on LinkedIn while we were talking.
In the following email which I received today, I’m asked for an in-person interview-- what is my availability this week, whether I can go to ThatCity for it. As if nothing talked the last time, and no mention of a reimbursement or anything near it.
The company and the role are interesting and I’m eager to take a project. I also can relocate over time. I'm thinking of responding with something like “..can’t travel this week, ..can we meet online”
What concerns me is-- isn't this all a bit too shifty? Things can change new decisions can be made, I'd understand that. But out of nowhere without a hint as if nothing happened before gives me an uneasy feeling. The way it's been carried on, I'd doubt my hearing abilities before I doubt anything they say.