So, after pounding the pavement, I got a call from ainterviews. (Inside: YEEEES!) They gave me a specific time slot. I mentioned that I was currently not local, but that I'd be happy to fly out. I mentioned that it would be great if travel arrangements could be made, but that I'd be willing to foot the bill if not. After some phone tag, HR called back and said:
"I spoke with the group, and they are reconsidering their needs. They said they will circle back with you once they have determined how they want to move forward."
So, here I was scheduled for interviews, and then suddenly not. I asked HR if it had to do with me not being in the area -- though I had worked and lived in the area before -- HR said no. (Hmmm.)
Mind you, all of the above took place over the course of just 6 hours... from interview invite to final word.
Did I just blow it with the "I'm not currently in the area/could the bank fly me out?" BS? Or perhaps they were going to bring me in to sort of keep me in the pipeline, though they really did not know how they were going to move forward, etc? Seen that done before. F.