Had a job interview to replace an IT Manager and this was quite hush-hush for the company. Their current IT Manager wasn't to know he was on the way out... ok. However when I came in for the first interview I saw the guy lugging computers around, and he saw me - we clearly both look like IT people I can't deny that. I also signed in and took a visitors badge as instructed. Interviewed first with one person, then went upstairs and interviewed with the head of HR - who's office was RIGHT BESIDE the IT managers office... I asked about this but they said 'oh don't worry he can't hear this."
SECOND interview - IT guy wasn't around and I spent about 3 hours there with HR and other various key people around the factory, getting to know people, etc.... things went very well I think and they were going to be in touch very soon.
three weeks later, I reached out to my head hunter as to why I hadn't heard anything and he got in touch with them.... they said I was no longer being considered for the position because i had violated the privacy of their current IT person. Who had apparently marched into HR and told them he knew that "insert my name here" had been here interviewing for his position...
Obviously I don't want to work there now anyway if they treat people like this, but can you think of any way of learning exactly what happened? This was very strange and frustrating, and it will bug me for a long time. Coming from an IT guy, I care about keeping things confidential, and keeping clients happy.... to learn they feel I did neither is very maddening