Oh my..... That was nasty. I am so sorry for you. A similar thing happened to my friend. I can almost top that, though, with something that happened to me, but I am really not comfortable bringing it out. Let us just say that you are right that "untruthful" is an understatement. You can add "cruel", too...I wish I knew why these people were like this, really I do. I know someone who is a healthcare admin. She can be very hard on you and demands a lot, but she never does these things. Never. She is fair. One of the things that bothers me the most is these fake interviews. How can an admin. call a person in for an interview when they know that the job has been filled? One, they are getting your hopes up and two, they are completely wasting the person's time and possibly causing them to miss work??????? I hear there are laws that they have to interview but to me it is obvious when they have hired a connected person anyway. A friend of mine was hired this way (mom teaches there, no interview) and everyone knows it...and some of her colleagues are really giving her a hard time now because she got right in. But she is not the only one, I could name many more. I guess that is just the way it is here, especially with a flooded market.