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conflict on taping date - help!

Post by whysinclair » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:14 pm

hi - long time lurker, first time poster.

just got the call (pre-call maybe is the better term?) and am suitably freaked out. mostly in a good way! almost entirely!! with the exception being - the date they asked me about falls within a trip I have booked outside of the country. have not fully looked into cancelling, but doesn't seem too seamless. is this a deal breaker? has anyone ever had to push back their tape date for similar reasons??

the kind person on the phone listening to my freakout mentioned that I would still be "in the file" for 8 months but obviously have no interest in taking THAT particular gamble without a sizable precedent.

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Post by Armandillo » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:23 pm

The money you'll win makes up for the cost to change your plans, right? :D

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Post by whysinclair » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:28 pm

assuming my boards consist entirely of world capitals and quotes from the OC, sure

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Post by whoisalexjacob » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:36 pm

I think the general consensus is if they want you on the show, they'll call back, but I can understand not wanting to chance it.

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Post by whysinclair » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:46 pm

omgwheelhouse wrote:I think the general consensus is if they want you on the show, they'll call back, but I can understand not wanting to chance it.
having gotten this far, would never forgive myself for missing out if it came to that. just wish I could KNOW somehow...

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:05 pm

whysinclair wrote:
omgwheelhouse wrote:I think the general consensus is if they want you on the show, they'll call back, but I can understand not wanting to chance it.
having gotten this far, would never forgive myself for missing out if it came to that. just wish I could KNOW somehow...
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Seriously, though, tell them about your conflict. They've been doing this for 30 years. They've dealt with it before. They want you on the show. They'll be nice to you. Just let them know what's going on and ask whether they can schedule you for a different week.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:34 pm

I'm assuming that at this point they are casting for early next season, so it should not be a problem to reschedule you.

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Post by missykat16 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:46 pm

On one of my tape days, one of the scheduled contestants didn't show up... Frantic phone calls revealed that she had gotten the wrong date in her mind, and was doing something outside of LA that day with a friend. Maggie said they would not only book her for a later date, but also pay for her ticket to come back to LA. My point: they seem pretty happy to do whatever it takes to get you on the show once they pick you.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:29 am

As mentioned, there have been instances where they have rescheduled. Don't be surprised if you have to wait a few months.
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Post by OrangeSAM » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:32 am

I have no experience with this situation. I've never gotten the Call. That said, if a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush then a bird in the hand is worth more than one in the bush.
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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:09 am

What is your tape date? I may be able to fill in for you. ;)

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Post by whysinclair » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:06 pm

despite all of the encouraging responses here, have decided to re-schedule my trip and go for the date they offered - after all, I already have the time off from work in case I need to stay a while :D

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Post by totebags » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:10 pm

Good choice--and congrats! When/where did you audition?

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Post by whysinclair » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:00 am

totebags wrote:Good choice--and congrats! When/where did you audition?
thanks - can't actually believe it! I get excited every time an unknown california number calls me, but previously it has always ended with me making a contribution to the human rights campaign.

I auditioned in Boston in October 2015 - first time auditioning for the main event, after previously coming in for the Teen and College Tournaments.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:15 am

Glad you got it to work out and congrats on getting the call. Cancelling your trip will make for a good interview story.

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Post by whysinclair » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:Glad you got it to work out and congrats on getting the call. Cancelling your trip will make for a good interview story.
thanks! also, I asked them to read me my oh so amusing interview anecdotes to prove they weren't identity thieves - was told that was a first.

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Post by John Boy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:49 pm

whysinclair wrote:hi - long time lurker, first time poster.

just got the call (pre-call maybe is the better term?) and am suitably freaked out. mostly in a good way! almost entirely!! with the exception being - the date they asked me about falls within a trip I have booked outside of the country. have not fully looked into cancelling, but doesn't seem too seamless. is this a deal breaker? has anyone ever had to push back their tape date for similar reasons??

the kind person on the phone listening to my freakout mentioned that I would still be "in the file" for 8 months but obviously have no interest in taking THAT particular gamble without a sizable precedent.
Tell the "kind person on the phone" that I would be happy to stand in for you on the show, leaving you free to travel the entire world unworried.

You're welcome.

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Post by AleBelly » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:40 am

whysinclair wrote:
totebags wrote:Good choice--and congrats! When/where did you audition?
thanks - can't actually believe it! I get excited every time an unknown california number calls me, but previously it has always ended with me making a contribution to the human rights campaign.

I auditioned in Boston in October 2015 - first time auditioning for the main event, after previously coming in for the Teen and College Tournaments.
Hey, congrats! I auditioned in Boston too in October. Would be funny if we also had the same tape date (early August).

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