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The Missing Interview (from Charles Ross) I went for an interview to work as a junior IT support Engineer at a certain Royal bank here in Scotland. It was a late interview, around 4:45 in the afternoon, and I turned up at 4:30, sharply dressed, and with all the documents I'd been requested to bring. Since this was a bank and security was a must, I had a full five year history sitting in front of me. [expand full text]
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Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2010-03-01 19:49 • by Ferret Chere (unregistered)
Could we get a link to the company or job ad offering equity in the company? I enjoy playing with the minds of morons like that.

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Re: Kinda quick

2010-06-10 16:07 • by Ron (unregistered)
311335 in reply to 298518
Adriano:


It does sound like that. Unless the receptionist (who was leaving, remember) meant that the interviewer had already left too. Perhaps that's what the interviewee meant by the words 'oh dear, she forgot about you'.

Otherwise, 10 minutes are still barely in my margin of politeness.


Just curious what would be the acceptable limit to wait without checking? Clearly in this case, 10 minutes was too long.

Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2010-06-10 16:16 • by Ron (unregistered)
311338 in reply to 298646
Infantile Expectant:
I wonder if Roger still has the CEO's e-mail address.
I, too, would like to try pissing him off.


Funny, I had the same thought! Almost as much fun as baiting Nigerian email scammers...

Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2010-06-10 16:29 • by Ron (unregistered)
311339 in reply to 298573
Mike:

Yeah, I'm Good Old Mike, and my very last assignment at my last employer was to replace myself on the way out the door. I finally settled on 3 new employees and let my old understudy weed them out.


Reminds me of a company I saw that was looking for one person to essentially do the work of 3, for the pay of 1/2 of one. I actually talked to them and told them that what they needed was 3 people and the company I work for has at least that many doing the tasks they required. Their response was that the position has only ever been held by one person and there was no chance of it being split. I didn't ask, but I assume the position was held by a fresh from college, unmarried kid that didn't have a life and liked to be abused, but eventually grew tired of it.

Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

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Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2011-06-10 10:39 • by Uncle Buck (unregistered)
I understand Kevin's frustration.

I took a day off to prepare. Went to the interview. The receptionist wasn't aware I was coming and then 20 minutes later a guy brought me to a conference room. After three generic question I asked.

"How long have you been here?"... "Two Months, the manager assigned to interview you has gone home sick today..."

"What is the growth rate and turn over level?"... "I am not sure but sure sales are up"

"Describe a type of task for this position."<rephrased>..."You will make minor tweaks to formulations"

"Couldn't the machine operators make these on own and file with office?.... "Probably"

"Where is the money coming from for the rapid expansion?"... "Private investors" <Knowing two SEC are filed related to excessive salaries and misleading investors>

"We'll have you back next Thursday for a second interview with Barbara." Out of humor I called Barbara and she said candidate list was presented to HR for processing....

Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2011-07-11 06:48 • by Prism (unregistered)
352942 in reply to 298581
Franz Kafka:
Fred:
True story: a guy wanted me to build a website to make him rich. The specs: "Just like ebay, but for cars." He figured I'd do it in a couple evenings of my spare time as a favor (in other words, free) because he was a friend of my cousin.


My first though: "Why would I do all that and just give it to you?"


Because it was his fuckin idea dammit!

Re: The Missing Interview, Infantile Expectancies, & More

2012-11-20 17:19 • by Mike (unregistered)
395303 in reply to 298521
This is why it's not a good idea to read dailywtf at work. Everyone in the office is staring at me because I'm laughing hysterically.
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