"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by dead-ced-dead, September 13, 2021, 10:03:35 PM
QuoteIt's weird the way people view success. If you see a big flashy car drive past, you instantly think 'What a prick', don't you?It doesn't work the other way round, does it? You don't look at a kid in a wheelchair and think 'ooh what a cool guy. I wish I could be like him'
Quote from: dead-ced-dead on September 13, 2021, 10:03:35 PMI had an interview for a writer/editor position at an industry magazine for hospitality. I don't know anything about hospitality but I am a good writer, but there's something niggling me about the guys who interviewed me and I can't quite put my finger on it.They seemed nice enough, but they mentioned that after their longtime editor had left after 8 years that they'd had trouble holding onto editors, and they mentioned that the sales team might be very un-PC (they had clocked me as an introvert during the interview) and asked me if that was an issue.I'm not sure if it's old imposter rearing its head, and I shouldn't be so critical. Or if I'm just so desperate for a paid writing position that I'm ignoring something that doesn't sit right with me.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on September 14, 2021, 10:13:26 AMWorking in technology I also have a lot of experience of going for interviews and immediately realising the company has no business model ("We're going to spend millions of pounds developing something you can already get for pennies!" or "This depends on persuading one of the big mobile phone manufacturers to buy our product despite us being 6 guys in an office in Yoker!") Always slightly satisfying when you hear about them having massive financial problems, even though the staff seemed nice guys.
Quote from: icehaven on September 14, 2021, 09:28:56 AMIf they offer you the job I'd ask for some expansion on exactly what they meant by it as it does all smack of "Please don't come running to us with bullying claims if you get teased by our alpha male sales cunts."
Quote from: Quote on September 14, 2021, 03:33:18 PMHaving a Steve Jobs biography waved in my face before being told: "I always keep a copy of this, to remind me of what's possible..."
Quote from: dead-ced-dead on September 14, 2021, 03:52:11 PMTo elaborate, they said "You come across as somewhat of an introvert and we're an office where some of our sales team are very un-PC," so that was the vibe I was getting.
Quote from: icehaven on September 14, 2021, 08:54:59 PMI should hope "well we told you so" wouldn't cut any mustard officially but fuck knows. Doesn't sound like the most professional organisation so maybe best avoided (although I know that's a luxury rather than an option.)
Quote from: buttgammon on September 14, 2021, 08:47:56 AMPC sounds like a dated, almost quaint term these days. If they said "the sales team aren't woke" then that would've been the cue to do a runner.
Quote from: Kankurette on September 15, 2021, 03:27:06 AM one of my interview questions was how I would handle office politics. I think it was a scenario about someone not being invited to a party. I am so glad I got turned down.
Quote from: H-O-W-L on September 15, 2021, 04:51:14 AM"Could you start today? Now?"Retail.[comedy ricochet noise as i sprint out]
Quote from: Shaky on September 15, 2021, 04:30:32 AMYeah, I've had a similar question in many admin interviews (some of which I've gone on to actually do, though). It's quite worrying because it almost always points towards something endemic and rotten behind the scenes, and you'd think they'd deal with that stuff at it's core rather than just endlessly ploughing through new employees. It's often clear that places can't be arsed with making some key changes or upsetting the status quo too much, and that attitude in a workplace can just get to fuck tbh.If I were the boss etc etc.
Quote from: The Ombudsman on September 14, 2021, 05:45:13 PMI had a telephone interview with the Grauniad once for a development job. General sort of interview questions but it all got weird on one question.They asked about something that was difficult in a previous job, work or relationships sort of thing. I mentioned working for a horror of a man who owned and ran the business. My way to resolve the issues I had with him was to look for another job. They didn't like that and kept pressing what I could have done differently. I ended up saying that leaving for another job was the only way to get any resolution, given he owned the small company there was nothing there I could do. But they continued again and again to try and get me to give a different answer. One of the few times I've ever told someone I was no longer interested mid way through a interview. It was just so very strange. Almost turned into a vendetta on the interviewers part.
Quote from: Phoenix Lazarus on September 15, 2021, 05:39:40 AMI'm imagining a cloud of dust clearing to show a person-shaped hole smashed in the wall.
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on September 15, 2021, 10:35:23 AMsense
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