A young pharmacist in Nigeria will think his is being smart by his habits without realising that he or she is only destroying his career. I just got off the phone now trying to reach a young pharmacist whom we gave an appointment after an interview. The young pharmacist was supposed to resume today but never showed up. My client has been on my neck, I call the young pharmacist and he refused to pick my call.
This is not an isolated incidence. I have seen a lot of young pharmacist given appointment but never show up. My problem with young pharmacist in Nigeria is that they never bother to tell the person who gave them the appointment that they will not show up. They end up leaving the employer stranded.
But this is where any young pharmacist who does this misses the long term effect of their action. I conduct interviews for companies and my friends will sometimes ask me to help them assess an employee that the want to hire.
There is a high probability that I might meet a young pharmacist who has exhibited this nasty habit coming for a job he needs urgently. I will definitely remember my past experience with that young pharmacist and will advise the employer not to employ him.
I am not saying that a young pharmacist should accept a job he or she does not like but that they must tell the employer that they are no longer interested on time so that the employer can start making alternative arrangements.
I know young pharmacist who after collecting her salary never showed up again. Did not bother to inform her employer that she was stopping. Yet that same young pharmacist will expect the employer to sign a reference letter for her later in life.
Learn to tell your employer that you are sorry but can not take a job rather than just keep quiet and force the person into unnecessary crises.