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Why do some manyPCAs set up interviews and not bother to show up or even call to cancel?

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Thais in Colton, CA
Aug. 7, 2018

Probably irresponsible.

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Tina in London, KY
Aug. 7, 2018

That is complete disrespect, You do not want someone caring for your family if they can't even show up for an interview. You couldn't count on them. Consider yourself lucky that you find that out about them before you hire them.

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
Aug. 7, 2018

I don't know. That's not ok

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That shows you how they will work. Do not give them a second chance. They most likely will be calling in alot

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This is a question I really can't answer. It is disrespectful and rude to do this to another person. Most people don't have this kind of time to waste waiting on someone who never shows up. If a person changes their mind about applying for a job, the least they can do is call the other party and let them know. This kind of behavior show no work ethic and you are probably better off not hiring a PCA that shows no concern for the other person.

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Ive heard many complaints like this. If the PCA does show for the interview they dont ahow up for the first day of work or even have the courtesy to call and let the family know they arent coming. Thats disrespectful and could possibly be illegal if paperwork was done and filled as a PCA that could be prosecuted as job abandonment.

Mary in Mchenry, IL
July 13, 2018

Really, I had a person except a job for a veteran program and fill out about 15 pages of paperwork and it was faxed to the VA and not show up for the first day of work and not a call telling the family the reason.

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Susan in Oxford, NC
Aug. 7, 2018

Lack of professionalism in my opinion.

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SIMPLE; IRRESPONSIBLE.... YOU DODGED A BULLET!

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User in Selden, NY
July 17, 2018

They are fishing for something more in their price range for salary and have multiple applications put in.They should however,call to cancel if they do get hired by someone

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they are not respectful

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David in Chenoa, IL
Feb. 8, 2019

Because this site is full of spam and frauds.

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People can be rude and very insensitive and also remember that when care givers do not show for their interviews be happy that you do not have to interview them. Also try to schedule several interviews on the same day.

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They should not set up and interview if they are not going to show up. Maybe on another job or a question regarding the pay. That's no excuse for not cancelling.

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Hello, Unfortunately that seems to be a too common occurrence from the caregivers side of the spectrum as well... I think in today's world, everyone(employer/employee) is skeptical and on the lookout for "scams" and con jobs whether that site is for dating or employment. It makes it VERY difficult for those of us who are honest and sincere and have a level of integrity that we are proud to uphold.Common courtesy should NEVER go out of style and a phone call to say you are late/need to reschedule is a must! If there is one bright spot, I guess consider it a good indicator "upfront" that this person would have not worked out, better o know hat there are not trustworthy at the beginning than to have a loved one in jeopardy from ill care.I would talk to a person intently before setting up an interview, maybe a few times to get a feel for them, request reference letters and then set a face to face encounter.Good Luck!

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Debra in Dublin, VA
Feb. 2, 2019

I would have no idea of that situation but it seems that they must not be serious about their chosen field. I would definitely not use someone who did not show up or call.

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User in Salem, MA
Feb. 1, 2019

Same reason PCA's set up for an interview and the people who are looking to hire don't bother to remember interview.

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Miriam in Slidell, LA
Jan. 27, 2019

Well, we have this problem anywhere when there is a interview or they found a better paying job somewhere else and it is a lack of disrespect. Thanks, Miriam Pic

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User in Tampa, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

Great example not to hire them for being irresponsible

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As an employer myself, I can say that this is an issue in many industries. People are not being instilled with the work skills that they once were and courtesies are definitely lacking. I have had people not show for interviews and then reapply for the job thinking I would not remember them from the previous application. I hope it helps to know others experience this same frustration.

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Lazy or found something more appealing

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They are irresponsible.

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Marva in Greer, SC
Nov. 28, 2018

IT MAY BE YOUR PAY, OR HOURS

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I guess they are inconsiderate and should not be doing this as a profession. There is never a reason not to call and reschedule or cancel. It is just basic manners and consideration.

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May be they forget the interviews, But the need to call back.

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Linda
Nov. 5, 2018

Bad communication. Find reliable care assistance. Too many people who need work and looking for work. Good look to you.

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hello maybe the pay rate the client offer was not up to the amount the wanted,and maybe the read the profile and discovered the cant do the job

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Michelle in Lebec, CA
Oct. 29, 2018

Irresponsible, unprofessional, rude, scammers, etc. If this has happened to you, I'm sorry. There's really no excuse short of they got into a horrible car accident and couldn't call (let's hope that's not the case).

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Most are just checking to see what they can get not actually wanting to dedicate working one on one care. I believe they would rather be paid through a facility.

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User in Surprise, AZ
Oct. 21, 2018

do not hire PCA who was not show up or no call, rid of them out. They are not real adult's responsbile.

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Laura in Garner, NC
Oct. 17, 2018

That happens in all occupations. Those who are capable of that kind of work ethic aren't the ones you want to hire. Look at the glass half full and be glad they eliminated themselves.

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User in Tampa, FL
Oct. 11, 2018

It's best to follow up if they do not confirm , follow up no communication they are not worthy of hiring they are irresponsible move to next person.

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User in Danville, CA
Oct. 9, 2018

My advice would be to go to their profile and leave negative feedback. Maybe then they will realize time is valuable! Have the courtesy to make a call to cancel if you've decided the position is not for you.

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They are all unprofessional is all

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Elyse in Houston, TX
Oct. 7, 2018

Although life happens and some things may be unavoidable, there is no excuse to not call. This is simply a matter of unprofessional-ism.

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very unprofessional

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(Probably because they never learned the meaning of the concept "being ethical.")

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I am sorry you had to go through that, you shouldn't have to. Honestly, there could be multiple reasons why they don't call or show up. I honestly feel like if these PCA's apply for a job they should put in the work and show up to their interview.

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Susan in North Port, FL
Sept. 26, 2018

It's not good but they may have more clients then they can handle.

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Patricia in Ogden, UT
Sept. 23, 2018

Great question, I suppose that they believe that their time is more precious than others. Or possibly they had a scheduling mix-up.

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Shorena in Garfield, NJ
Sept. 18, 2018

Disrespectful and non- professional

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I don't know why they would do that unless it was something valid. Even if it was valid that still isn't good work ethics. I myself would call and cancel because it is the right thing to do.

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they don't care

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Lisa in Mansfield, TX
Aug. 30, 2018

I believe that caregiving is a calling and it takes a special personality to be a caregiver. I started my journey over 10 yrs ago and love working with geriatrics as well as the families. Always be flexible and have consideration for who your catering for. I love meeting families and there loved ones. I always think caregivers should treat the one's there caring for as if it were your on family

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User in Elizabeth, NJ
Aug. 28, 2018

It happens all the time. At the agency I work for, sometimes you will schedule ten interviews and only receive two or three applicants. The real reason is that many of them are not one hundred percent committed to becoming a personal caregiver or perhaps they don't treat it seriously.

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they probably accepted other positions that were available sooner or that paid more ,however one should alays call out of courtesy and respect.

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That is something on the individual person who knows what these people are thinking.

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Rose in Downey, CA
Aug. 24, 2018

There are a number of different reasons why a PCA may not show up for a job interview or even to call to cancel. First, they realized its not for them and not bother to call and want to void reasonings. Second, Anxious - Interviews can cause people to become extremely anxious, and in the time leading up to the interview, the person may simply feel like they aren't ready to go and skip it. Third, Lazy/Negative Quality - Finally, of course, there may be a negative quality that causes them to skip the job interview.

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I believe they are inconsiderate.

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That would be only a question that specific person could answer. Most people want a job and would show up so that they could prove that they are a perfect fit for the job.

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It's very unprofessional to be a "no show." Consider yourself blessed that you did not hire this person!

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Tia in Hempstead, NY
Aug. 22, 2018

Because they are not professional

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They are clearly not serious about their work, they are irresponsible and lack a work ethic. They give care givers in the community increased difficulty establishing trust which is the critical element of every relationship either personal or professional. I suggest people not make assumptions based on these candidates and evaluate each person on an individual basis. Maintaining professionalism and keeping your word is everything and that goes both ways (both the provider of services and the client receiving services).

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User in Columbia, SC
Aug. 21, 2018

I don't know but they shouldn't.

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Cheryl in Tucson, AZ
Aug. 20, 2018

I have been on the receiving end of that situation. There can be so many situations that depend on a PCA to be on time. This is something I have never done.

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I believe some PCAs set up interviews, and then do not bother showing up, or calling to confirm that they are not reliable.

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My answer to that would be that they are unprofessional and that you would not want to employee them to begin with. Not all personal care assistance are created equal and take their job seriously. It's unfortunate, but true.

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Sadly for the same reason the people needing help fail to be there when they have an appointment or fail to answer emails. There are a lot of unprofessional people out there. The only benefit is realizing you obviously did not want them in your life in the first place.

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Apparently they were not taught manners or common courtesy.

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Usually they forgot, or found another job. But either way, it is inconsiderate and shows a part of their personality that you are better off not having to deal with on a job. These types of people do this in other aspects of life. Say they want to buy something and don't show up to get it. Or ask for a showing of property for sale, then leave everyone waiting while they don't answer their phones. Or even personal things like a party or wedding, then don't show. I don't understand this type of inconsideration, but I always count my blessings that I won't have to deal with them more after they show their true self.

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It is unfortunate, but there are always negatives in any job we have. It is best to let it go and focus on the positives of life.

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User in Orlando, FL
Aug. 17, 2018

Because they have a poor work ethic and lack common consideration. However, sometimes the people posting jobs don't even bother to reply to interested applicants, so it works both ways

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Beth in Peyton, CO
Aug. 17, 2018

not reliable or trust worthy.

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Ashley in Raymond, MS
Aug. 15, 2018

When a PCA sets up an interview and does not show up means that they are not truly interested in the position. This is extremely unprofessional and would not happen if the individual was dedicated to their job.

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They are disrespectful and don't care.

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Mary in Smiley, TX
Aug. 15, 2018

i don't know why someone would do that. i find that inconsiderate and unprofessional.

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Don't really care.

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Because they are not professionals. These folks give PCAs a bad name.

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Judith in Delta, PA
Aug. 14, 2018

That's very inappropriate, unfortunately it is common behavior. Maybe you can ask for confirmation the day before and again the day of the meeting.

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Beverly in Milan, TN
Aug. 13, 2018

They may not be checking their email. I check mine almost every day, but I am retired so I have enough time during the day to do all the things that I want. However, that is just not acceptable to not show up or even call to cancel. I recommend getting a phone number from them (by Care.com doesn't recommend giving out phone numbers).

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This has never happened to me. However, I know some people are sick or family emergencies come about and at that point, that is the PCAs focal point.

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Perhaps they received other assignments and forgot although completely unprofessional!

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patient care aides are suppose to call and set up an interview when its convenient for the family that they may potentially working with,its common courtesy. they should be honest if there no longer interested in the position to save the family in need of care for there love one time to keep interviewing other candidates!

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Deja in Webster, TX
Aug. 12, 2018

They weren't serious about the job they inquired about.

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I don't think it is very professional behavior and each situation may have a variable of reasons.

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Ben in San Jose, CA
Aug. 11, 2018

Lack of confidence.

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My opinion is there is such an abundance of work out there that perhaps they got another assignment and forgot to cancel the future interviews. But this does not justify their poor customer service response and they probably will get a negative review from those clients on this site and these reviews are available to be read by clients.

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How do I suspend my membership? I just got a full time job.

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Lack of professional ethics.

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People seem to apply to as many opportunities as they can in hopes something will hit. In my opinion that is a waist of time. I am a born again Christian and seek to provide care to someone who is in need and they will appreciate my service. I only ask for respect and in turn. I will respect anyone who contacts me by returning their email or call promptly. Be blessed

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Sometimes they already have a job.

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Alan in Nutley, NJ
Aug. 8, 2018

Total disrespect! Period !!!!!

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User in Seattle, WA
Aug. 7, 2018

Sounds like they are not good care givers. If they don't bother to show up for an interview. A good care giver would never do that! Move on until you find a good care giver.

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Brenda in Austin, TX
Aug. 7, 2018

alot of agencys do the same thing. I have experienced a lack of respect from agencys that want to hire me but leave me waiting for 4-5 weeks then get upset if I have to finish another assignment because i committed. It it mind boggling to me. It is VERY discourging that the agencys are not more cooperative..What if it wasd their agency I had made the committment to?

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Because they need athority someone to answer to to keep them on a stricted path to do right, your answer is my services.

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Because they have no work ethic.

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
Aug. 6, 2018

WHAT? That's wrong!

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My guess would be-They found another job they like better and they are rude, so they do not bother to even call and let you know they will not be showing up for the interview.

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It seems to me that they are irresponsible. The only reason I could see is if they ended up in the hospital, accident or a had a major emergency.

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Because they are not concern about other people's time.

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Hmm? Maybe the potential employee is anxious or not properly prepared for the interview; maybe they found a better opportunity, or that they were unable to take the time off they'd initially agreed to. I've also found that potential candidates are starting to devalue potential employers in the area of giving sufficient notice, i.e., an employee giving 2-wk notice upon resigning vs. an employer legally terminating 'literally' at a moments notice without explanation. HOWEVER, I've been positioned and have seen the number of 'no-shows' greatly reduced by way of an effective & tailored interview.

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C in Maitland, FL
Aug. 2, 2018

When that happens you know immediately that is a person that cannot be trusted.

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Rhonda in Malden, IL
Aug. 2, 2018

not serious about getting a job, i really need a job now

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Simple,lack of integritity

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Unfortunately people can be insensitive and rude anywhere. I am sorry you have experienced this as it does not represent the very caring professional caregivers that I know and have worked with over the years.I hope you will have a better result in the future.

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That gives us, the serious aides, a bad name in this business. Sorry this happens to you. I have people give me a work schedule a week in advance and then cancel some of the hours (two days before my work week begins) according to what other people need, trying to be fair. Fair would be making my schedule and sticking to it, as this is how I make my living. I guess people are just not courteous anymore. Warmest regards, Janine three one five two six one seven

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They should call and informed what happened. May be they don't have transportation, but still call.

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Many (but not all) younger persons have not gained the work ethics of the older generation. If another job comes along before they get to your they don't remember to cancel their appointment so that you can keep looking. Sorry about this but times have changed quite a bit. God bless you, Margaret Sims

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Karina in Redmond, WA
July 30, 2018

because they're unprofessional and do not know how to stay committed. If they never wanted the appointment in the first place, they should go ahead and advised right away or stay communicated. People just don't have the common courtesy.

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User in Tustin, CA
July 28, 2018

Dear Dear Michael, I tell you Truly, GOD values your time, its just as important as HIS. But so many walks of life do not value themselves how ever can we expect them to value us, right? My advise is chalk it up, as water under the bridge.. its gone, let it go. Fret not, its wise To Not employ somebody with those traits to CARE for your loved one, really. So sorry you had the misfortune of experiencing that (CNA's included). You're not the Lone Ranger, many others have too. This is too obvious knowing that people aren't always up to our expectations are they sir. Well in any case, 6 possible reasons right off the bat, YES I DO KNOW: 1. Job burn out, no more patience, they just don't care 2. Simply no longer have the HEART FOR THIS FIELD any more 3. Plain ol' INCONSIDERATION, Immaturity, no Step by Step training 4. Another opportunity superseded your offer, so didn't think of you 5. Stuck in a profession they TRULY didn't want, sadly ending up here 6. Possibly not sure of their skills so they run for the easiest jobs 7. How else do you explain Human Behavior, maybe just raised that way. CAREGIVERS, Lets not be Judgmental, Instead hold one-another up and BE ACCOUNTABLE.

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They are doing you a favor in the rudest possible way. They could call and cancel, but you need to know their character right up front, don't you?

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Because most PCAs are in it for the money. No compassion towards families who are already dealing with a lot

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Because they do not have a passion about there job, its all about a paycheck to them. Its sad.

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Hello, I'm 54 years old with a spotless background, and a spotless cleaning reputation. I have a new insured vehicle, and a valid Drivers License. I live in the Lake in the Hills / Crystal Lake area. I have all of my own supplies, and I would love the opportunity to speak to you about cleaning your house.

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This attitude is unfortunate for my profession, because it makes the services we provide unworthy of higher pay. I also believe you have to choose this profession as your career and not just a job.

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Ramona in Meriden, CT
July 25, 2018

they get many calls or too young to have proper manners!!!

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Cathleen in Reno, NV
July 25, 2018

I believe they find jobs in between the time the interview is set up and your interview. Unfortunately it puts a bad light on it all together. Manners are not the same priority to all. They should be. I am sorry this has happened to you.

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Lorraine in Tampa, FL
July 25, 2018

I agree that that is not responsible on their part. But better you know now that they no show on you when you are counting on them to care for your loved one

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Lisa in Columbus, OH
July 25, 2018

That has seemed to become more common today than ever. I am going to guess that it's because they want to work and make money, so when contacted by a family to work they set up the interview, but maybe it wasn't within the time frames of their availability, or a better offer came along afterwards and they didn't have the courtesy to call and cancel any previous interviews. Or maybe the hours fall within their time frame, but the position doesn't offer them enough hours or the number of hours they are seeking. Or, maybe the pay isn't within the range they are seeking. Maybe after making the appointment they gave it more thought and decided it isn't what they want. Either way, they should still have the courtesy to call and cancel if they have decided against the position.

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They are over booked or forgot.

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User in Raymore, MO
July 24, 2018

Get a lawyer

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Teri in Sandusky, OH
July 24, 2018

I would say they r being rude.

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Unfortunately, I feel that it's the age we live in now; It seems that there is no real commitment to keeping one's word once given or a need for communication if unable to meet that obligation, which is sad.

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Marie in Cypress, TX
July 23, 2018

Lazy and just don't care.

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That is not acceptable!!! It is very unprofessional to inconvenience peoples time for interview, its been a known fact always reschedule interview asap when needed!!!!

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Karen in Nampa, ID
July 23, 2018

I'm sorry that you have had that problem.Check references and do a thorough background check.

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Because they can!!! I had SO MANY different ones coming in just 2 to 3 hours a day and it was a nightmare. Sometimes they showed up, sometimes they didn't. And this wasn't just with one agency. I would make a doctor's appt. for myself for the time the PCA was to come and they would be late so I would have to cancel and reschedule my appt. I felt so bad for my mama because there were so many differents ones coming in and out. I know she felt a little fearful and it broke my heart. I just had to get help when I could because I was her primary caregiver. In other words, I would only be able to leave home for 2 to 3 hours when the PCAs came. It was very, very hard. I would call their bosses/agency managers and blow a fuse most of the time but it didn't really do any good. The owner of an agency once told me (and I couldn't believe he told me this), that the girls he had working for him either didn't or barely graduated from high school and they may have gotten in some trouble and that was the only type of job they could get. NOW THOSE WERE HIS WORDS, NOT MINE!!! I know there are some good ones because we FINALLY got one that stayed the longest. My mama loved her and she loved my mama. BUT, she ended up getting a job where she could get paid more and get more benefits. I feel for you and your struggle to get help. The stress of trying to find someone who you can trust with your loved one(s) is enough to deal with but when you can't even get them to show up for an interview OR to work like they're supposed to, it's so stressful. My mama passed away this past January 2018. I have signed up on here to be a caregiver. I'm not sure where you are located or what your needs are but you can look me up and message me if you'd like. My name is Kathy Worley and I'm new to the site. Please feel free to message me with any other questions you may have.

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Susan in Jackson, MO
July 23, 2018

I am a nurse in Missouri. IDKY they do that but it is very common and crazy! My guess is that they can show the government that they are applying for jobs so they can continue to get benefits. If they are no shows, you are blessed. You wouldn't want them because they don't want to work anyways !! I see it all the time. It's a shame.

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They are applying to too many jobs and over extending themselves. But to their credit, they don't get most of the jobs, so they kind of have to. That or they are not reliable.

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They aren't professionals.

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Possibly because they thought they could handle the case but probably realize that it didn't match up with their schedule.

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User in Houston, TX
July 23, 2018

theye arent respomsible people can u imgine if theye were to be hired and wouldnt call in or show up and your family member would be out of care for the day and left alone , verry unproffesional and doesnt need to be in this line of work

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perhaps thought u were not serious?

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Joann in Seekonk, MA
July 21, 2018

Because they do not care about your time, just their time is important you didn't know that???? Consider yourself fortunate, now you know

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Maybe because of some reasons, or maybe there is an emergency that they never show up or something came up. Sometimes we have to be very understanding when it comes to finding the right caregiver.