BLUF: Is getting "stood up" from a phone interview a reason to back out of a potential job, and if so should I tell them why?
I've been going through the hiring process at a small company. I've done a phone screen and two phone interviews. I've been waiting to interview with the owner for about four weeks now. He's a busy guy with an erratic schedule, so I never had a scheduled time. Finally I thought we were all set for last Monday ("he'll call you as soon after 19:00 as possible"), and... nothing. I get an email last night saying "I promise we're not blowing you off, [person I'ved talked to before] has wanted to phone you personally since yesterday, but has been very busy. He plans to phone you tomorrow morning." In two hours it will no longer be morning.
At this point, I'm starting to wonder if I want to work for someone who can't find the time in four weeks to schedule an hour to talk to a potential employee.
To be clear, I'm not angry about this, and I get that stuff happens. Heck, I'd still kind of like to work there, as they're doing some pretty cool stuff. But I'm quite early in my career, so I don't yet have a sense of what is reasonable and what is unreasonable. Any input would be appreciated.