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If it's not the "where do you see yourself in five years time" question, it's the trick questions they throw at you to make them feel superior. Tell us about your worst job interview and the most unsuited candidates you've seen. BTW: Please don't use the question board to send messages to each other. It makes the whole thing unreadable for everyone else.

(, Thu 20 Jan 2005, 9:51)
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Well, there was this one time...
There were two companies, let's call them X and Y.

Company X was a small, efficiently run with highly competent people working for them.

Company Y was staffed by pig-ignorant morons with the social skills of a dead warthog and management who couldn't find their own arses with a map, both hands and a compass.

After many months of trying, a position came up at company X and I applied and attended the interview.

Nice offices, offered a cup of tea and the usual routine of questioning begins. This all goes well and the HR bod is called in for the final part.

HR bod: "So, what do you feel you can offer company Y?"

Me: "Er...Isn't this company X?"

HR: "Only for the next week or so, that's why we're recruiting - for when everyone cashes in their shares and leaves."

Me: (Stunned silence) "I wouldn't work for company Y if my own mother was starving and I needed the job to buy food. I would rather staple my tounge to the bumper of a car and be dragged naked across a field of broken glass. Good day to you."
(, Thu 20 Jan 2005, 13:33, Reply)

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