In this round, we discussed the technical solutions I provided. I am confident in my expertise in this area.
While the interviewer pointed out some minor errors, which I anticipated due to the time constraints, but completely agreed that it can be better, he continued only negatively speaking and he did not allow me to speak throughout the one-hour interview. He focused solely on the negative aspects of my code. It felt like a monologue where he only highlighted the flaws. He got so much into it and got excited how he found mistakes there. By the end, he stated that I wasn't a strong candidate and that their decision would be “very, very“ challenging. He mentioned that they'd let me know next week, but hinted that the outcome might be more negative than positive.
I was not given an opportunity to explain my code, discuss the rationale behind my decisions, or mention that I am in talks with other companies and cannot wait for a week for their response. He just didn’t want to hear, interrupting me on the first word.
His behaviour was like I was desperate and that they were my only option for employment. I suspect his attitude was probably a bit influenced by our previous interview, where he mentioned I was asking for too high of a salary. However, my salary expectations are in line with the current market rates and even on a lower range.
He was overly rude, overly excited in a bad way, looking down on me. I stayed polite and thanked him in the end for the feedback and we finished the meeting. I cried for two hours afterwards. I was mistreated few times as a woman and foreigner in this country and I cannot handle it anymore.
Even though I wanted to join this company earlier, I am thinking to send them a polite email about to thank them and decline the further application process.
What’s your suggestion on this and how can I stop the application process? Or should I wait a week for them which I wouldn’t like to do to be honest. I would honestly rather be without work than to work with this guy, if by a miracle he accepts my application.