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Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 04:45 • by Kevin (unregistered)
Just an observation. There are many people called Brian, and many people with the surname Gould. Some may even be the CTOs of a company. Not all may be on Linkedin.

Before going on a witch hunt, I would suggest checking your "facts".

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 07:01 • by sandra_nz
282589 in reply to 282491
SCB:
At a bank that I worked at in the UK, if two co-workers got married then one of them would have to resign. It was part of the bank's "anti-fraud" policy or something.

Ouch! I worked in a bank in New Zealand, where the policy was that you got moved to a different branch/department.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 10:59 • by It Girl (unregistered)
282650 in reply to 282478
Dan:
Also ,I wonder about turning down a job based on the warning about employee fraternization. They could have had a problem between two people who are no longer with the company, or there was an incident at one of their former workplaces that made an impression on them, or something. Though the fact that they weren't forthcoming with information suggests a larger problem with the company culture.

The other employee besides the married couple was going on maternity leave. My guess would be that the father of the baby used to work there...


and had to get a better paying job when he realized he had a family to support.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 11:37 • by It Girl (unregistered)
282672 in reply to 282544
Carl:
No, John is correct. It is grammatically incorrect to use the superlative when comparing only two items.


Well then, how am I supposed to make the best of a bad thing? That just sucks.

Re: "I still haven’t had the guts to tell Christopher what really happened."

2009-08-19 13:24 • by Random832
282705 in reply to 282523
DaveK:
Why on earth not? He was right there, he already knows; he knows he was supposed to interview you, he knows he got called away, he knows that when HR asked him how the interview went he told them "I didn't have time to interview him but just hire him anyway, we need someone like yesterday", and he knows you turned up for work the next Monday.

What exactly were you worried about telling him?


Adrian somehow came to the conclusion that Chris had interviewed someone else, and had intended to hire this other person, and the HR person called Adrian instead.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 14:44 • by Franz Kafka (unregistered)
282723 in reply to 282574
Henning Makholm:
Loren Pechtel:
I don't see what his problem was with the instruction, just because there was only one other person besides the couple doesn't mean a romance wasn't possible.

It doesn't strike you as a little hypocritical that 66% of the existing population were already in an internal romantic relationship, yet they refused to let their employees do the same thing? I think that would indicate that they are also unreasonably authoritative in other matters. Usually small companies tend to be more egalitarian, not less.


There's only three of them - not nearly enough for a population.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 16:16 • by Iago
282741 in reply to 282544
Carl:
No, John is correct. It is grammatically incorrect to use the superlative when comparing only two items.
Only in the strange, sad world of bullshit artists who make up arbitrary rules with no basis in real-world usage, so they can feel all superior to people who simply speak natural English.

SR:
This is similar thinking that made UK banks require IE for online banking. No wonder this country's screwed!
My UK bank's online banking has always worked perfectly in Firefox. Maybe you just have a crap bank.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-19 21:34 • by Bob (unregistered)
In a large company, there will be an HR department - so when your boss turns psychotic, you can maybe do something about it. In a mom-and-pop outfit, the boss is the HR department, and if one of the spouses is a dumbass, they'll still win any argument with you.

If they've been a small company for a long time, they're having trouble growing. If they're a new company they're a risky employer.

Therefore the best job in the world might be a mom-and-pop outfit because they're genuinely brilliant people, but you still want to be careful when you're looking for a job.

Therefore, oddness at the interview plus options for jobs elsewhere means that the small company with the strange interview is the one you don't take. If you're desperate, you take it but are prepared to run.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 09:16 • by cplusplusweirdo (unregistered)
282812 in reply to 282495
cfreak:
Everyone agrees about the only thing the guy got right was hiring me.

Maybe they're just afraid tell the truth.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 09:21 • by habasco (unregistered)
282813 in reply to 282502
American Citizen:
At my company it's against the rules for two married people to be in the same department/division. So if you marry a coworker one of you has to move to another department/division or resign.

Supposedly the thought process is the concept that one day one of you might become the other's supervisor/boss and there would then be a conflict of interest. I suppose they could just enforce the rule whenever that happens but it's just simpler to have a hard and fast rule and be done with it.

I would think the point is to avoid people bringing whatever issues they may be having at home to the workplace.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 09:27 • by Lenny (unregistered)
282818 in reply to 282555
th30519:
Carl:
No, John is correct. It is grammatically incorrect to use the superlative when comparing only two items.


But without revealing the number of suits in his possession, it is correct to use superlative. "Of all the suits he owned, he wore his best one". This is more general than revealing the number of suits in question.

He wore his best suit and came in naked.
=> He had no suits.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 12:08 • by Argus (unregistered)
282881 in reply to 282582
k1:
Code Dependent:
SCB:
"Met wife at first job.
Her cousin was CEO.
Did not get rich though."

FTFY.
Now it's a proper Haiku.
No romance at work.
Keep your hands off of my wife.
My employee, too.

she got pregnant
so they coined new rule
A fetus rulez


If wife gets pregnant
thats sexual harassment
pack your stuff and leave!

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 13:25 • by zippy (unregistered)
282900 in reply to 282527
kayeff:
The second story is just a joke guys... prospect asked a question and someone gave a funny answer.

Glad I'm not the only one who got that...
Seriously, what the crap is up with the rest of you people? 4chan down?

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 13:29 • by Brian (unregistered)
282901 in reply to 282586
Kevin:
Just an observation. There are many people called Brian, and many people with the surname Gould. Some may even be the CTOs of a company. Not all may be on Linkedin.

Before going on a witch hunt, I would suggest checking your "facts".


Well said. I'm Brian Gould and so's my wife.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-20 17:31 • by Kiss me I'm Polish
That's weird. It's my wife's name too.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-21 19:10 • by blaha (unregistered)
There is only one Brian Gould. I know, because I asked them both.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-23 21:34 • by Eternal Density
"I still haven’t had the guts to tell Christopher what really happened. "
You mean how you gained illegal access to the servers the previous night and installed a worm which caused 'really bad things' to happen? Yeah, best not to 'fess up to that.

Also, Brian Goa'uld!!!

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-25 04:21 • by Columbus web design (unregistered)
283256 in reply to 282484
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283257 in reply to 282479
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Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-08-26 16:43 • by horble (unregistered)
283518 in reply to 283055
blaha:
There is only one Brian Gould. I know, because I asked them both.


Should've asked the best Brian Gould.

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-09-28 14:44 • by Ruprecht (unregistered)
286371 in reply to 282586
Kevin:
Just an observation. There are many people called Brian, and many people with the surname Gould. Some may even be the CTOs of a company. Not all may be on Linkedin.

Before going on a witch hunt, I would suggest checking your "facts".


Sure thing, "Kevin". How's that company of yours doing?

Re: The Easiest Interview Ever & More

2009-11-16 21:36 • by Anyone (unregistered)
290774 in reply to 282538
what is this CAPTCHA stuff? what are you talking about? I know what a Captcha is, but I don't understand why it's sprinkled all over this website. Please explain.

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