Had a WTF Job Interview Moment

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It sounds like you dodged a bullet with that one!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@DuckEBee:  You spelled there wrong…???  That’s pretty bad, but they’re dicks for pointing it out in that way.  The whole things seems sketchy, so it’s probably a good thing you’re not going to work there.

 

I once got an email in response to a job application informing me that my resume was racist…because I mentioned I had tutored kids from Germany and Korea.  I was like, wtf.  The resume said, “Private tutor for English Language Learners (from Germany and Korea)”…I think the guy was trying to be “helpful” but he came off sounding like a dick.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@DuckEBee:  I would never have accepted a job offer in that sketchy situation.

Leaving that situation completely aside, I suggest you refrain from mentioning that you want to discuss any further job offers with your parents . As an employer, I would withdraw a job offer the moment a candidate said that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They definitely sound sketchy, but you could also use some help. It’s not professional to tell a potential job that you need to discuss it with your family- this makes you sound 12. Tell them that you’ll review the offer letter after they send it to you, and while you are very excited to work for them, you’ll need to give the position the careful consideration it deserves. And then proofread.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DuckEBee:  It’s okay to tell a potential employer that you have also been interviewing elsewhere and will need a few days to gather more information and make a decision. You just need to sound excited about the job. Normally it takes a while to review the benefits, negotiate on compensation, etc…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Honestly, if it’s a writing job, the their/there thing may have been a deal breaker for them. I’m a writer and have applied for and gotten writing jobs, and those kinds of things are really important. If you had typed “tthere” or something, it may be more forgiveable because that is literally a typo. However, confusing words like that is a big, and common, grammatical red flag. That said, it sounded like a sketchy situation so I wouldn’t mourn the loss! Good luck with the rest of the job search.

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