Trending now: Job Ghosting


"Ghosting" is common in the online dating scene; two people chat about getting together and one just disappears. But now "job ghosting" is a trend that's irritating employers.

Liz Blondy employs about 80 at her dog grooming salons.

"So, ghosting is when an employee just doesn't show up for their first day, which is strange because where do they go?"

Dan Shomo of staffing agency Robert Half says you shouldn't do it.

"It's better to just let someone know, preferably 48 hours in advance; hey 'I've looked further into this opportunity and it's just not right for me. I appreciate your time.'"

Shomo says future employers can find out you ghosted someone and it'll come back to haunt you.

"Word travels when you do something like that and it will come back to bite you in the long run."

Shomo says if you get a better offer, just be polite and tell the first employer the truth.


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