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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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I got interviewed by the CIA once. That was fun: they wouldn't let me go to the bathroom alone, and when I asked them questions, they sometimes wouldn't answer (presumably they'd have to kill me if they did).

There were two things they feared most: homosexuals and drugs. They asked me how times I had smoked pot, and I answered as best I could remember: 24 times over ten years. They wrote that down, making sure they got the number exactly right: not 23, not 25, but 24.

After that, up to six months later, at very odd hours, I got calls from unidentified strangers, who demanded, the instant I picked up the receiver: "how many times have you smoked pot?" "Twenty-four times over ten years," I consistently answered. "Oh," they consistently responded with disappointment. Then the line would go dead.

Never got hired: must have been my fondness for ballet and musical theater.
(, Sun 23 Jan 2005, 7:14, Reply)

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