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The boss showed me the shop floor, complete with loose floor tiles, out-of-date equipment and prospective colleagues eyeing me like a raw steak. "Christ, what a craphole", I said. I think that's the moment I blew it. Tell us how you didn't get the job.

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(, Thu 21 Nov 2013, 13:06)
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A valuable member of the team

I'm a techie, so I expect job interviews to be mainly about technical knowledge, experience and competence. But for some reason, the guy interviewing me didn't seem very interested in those things. He gave me a tour of the place, in each department emphasising not the technologies used, but rather the interdeparmental softball / football / squash teams.

It soon became apparent that, while they'd advertised for a Java developer, what they actually wanted was a replacement player for their various inter-office sports teams. Now I am overweight, asthmatic, lazy, and have skin that can burn if someone says the word "SUN" loudly within 50 metres - in fact a pretty stereotypical IT professional. I consider "fit" to mean "capable of rolling a joint without requiring defibrillation", and the closest I come to sport is watching the women's Beach Volleyball finals. It was never going to work.

Apparently I "wasn't a good fit for the company".
(, Fri 22 Nov 2013, 10:17, 1 reply)
Sounds like you are not fit for any company.

(, Fri 22 Nov 2013, 16:12, closed)

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