As I've mentioned before, I moved recently after my hours at the old place got cut to the point where I couldn't afford to stay. I have been looking for a job at the various radio stations in NYC/North Jersey and finally last week got a call to come in for an interview at one. I went in for the interview, and since it's a news job, I was asked to take a writing test. I spent an hour rewriting 12 news stories in broadcast style, which is much different from print style. No big deal. It was easy, and I know I hit one of out of the park. After the test, the interviewer asked me to give him a call or shoot him an email this week. The next day, I sent a very short thank you email (as is customary in the business world). No response. I didn't expect one for the thank you note. I wait until today to call, since I was asked to call "this week". Monday would have been too soon. I call, ask for the guy and get put on hold. After about 2 minutes, I hear the dreaded "click". I wait a few minutes, and call back. Person answering the phone says manager guy is in a meeting, and specifically says to call back in an hour. I call back in an hour, a different guy answers, doesn't even ask my name. I once again get the 2 minute hold and hang up routine. I then send the follow up email since I never spoke to anyone. I'm inclined to think this is just the result of confusion and people being too busy, since the second call no one knew who was on the phone. So my question is, when did it become acceptable to hang up on people in a business environment? I have the guy's personal cell number. Am I going to have to call him on his cell phone to get an answer? The vast majority of radio job advertisements are done solely for EEO requirements, so I don't want to blow a chance at a real chance at a great gig. Any HR people here are more than welcome to chime in.