Weird job interview- RANT/VENT

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tend to think retail jobs are a dime a dozen.  This doesn’t sound too pleasant.  I would check out other places. 

Post # 4
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@xoxocheri:  Yeah, I’d pass on that job.  I have a good job with a terrible boss and there were so many red flags during the interview/hiring process that I wish I had listened to them and not accepted.  The money’s great – the life isn’t. 

I recently went to another job interview and it was awesome until they asked how I would feel wearing a DOG COSTUME on the side of the road… It would be a salaried manager position for a medical-related company and they want to know how I would feel in a DOG COSTUME? Yeah, passed on that one 🙂

Post # 5
1631 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@xoxocheri:  Honestly – its retail – she needs to get over herself. Any manager that thinks someone is going to stick to a retail position out of ‘company loyalty’ is foolign themselves. Plus, you have already seen how she is – so that’s also a reason why they could have left…

As for the job – I wouldn’t turn down anyone who was hiring right now – but I live in MI. If I was out and needed something I would take the first job that hired me and then keep my eyes peeled till something better comes along.

Post # 6
295 posts
Helper bee

Managers like that tend to come and go. Working and managing in retail, I’ve waited out many people like that. Just put your head down and do your job and she won’t be able to do anything to you. On top of that, most well set up companies have an overall hr department that you can report issues like being singled out to.

At the very worst, she may fire you for something trivial but at least you had an income of some sort during the time you worked there. If the money is good enough, it’s worth trying it out. 

Post # 7
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Holy shit. Refuse all further contact with that insane woman. Yikes!!!

Post # 8
1634 posts
Bumble bee

I’d be wary of working under a woman who behaves unprofessionaly in an interview… when she’s supposed to put her best foot forward just as much as you are (at least I feel like thats how it should be) I’d worry that she’d be difficult to work for. She was very inappropriate on your first meeting, what happens when she knows you a little better?

Post # 9
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@xoxocheri:  This woman sounds like a horrible manager, and a really unkind person in general; AKA a terrible person to work for. You don’t want all of that hate and stress in your life.  It was completely unprofessional for her to complain about former employees and to judge your looks (I would be so stunned if someone said that shit to me!) at your interview.

So, even though it would be a job, I’d say pass, unless you’re able to take the job and continue interviewing easily.

Post # 10
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

sounds like typical retail where there is high turnover rate and she is expecting too much from people as most of the time only a high school degree is needed to land you the job. a temp job in an office may be a better option!

Post # 13
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@xoxocheri:  an interview is a two way street. sounds like she failed her end. I wouldn’t want to work for her, and retail jobs are common enough that it sounds like you (or anybody else) doesn’t have to.

Post # 14
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ordinarily, I would say RUN THE OTHER WAY but in this economy, it’s hard to be choosy.

I’d be wary of a boss who badmouthed past employees, the same way I’d be wary of a man who badmouthed past girlfriends. She sounds unbalanced. If you have to take the job, so be it, but tread carefully and document everything.

Post # 15
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@xoxocheri:  my advice: stay FAR AWAY. Don’t take it. There will be better opporunitites. Unless you want to be on here complaining about how much you hate your job/boss for the next year.

Post # 16
250 posts
Helper bee

I would contact HR for the company and explain what happened to you in your interview. In a professional manner I would say how you know about the company, its background, how it is respected in their business genre, how you looked foward to possibly joining this company because of this and the abitlity to grow with them, blah blah blah (really do some research here). Then I would say I am dissapointed in how my interview went and wanted to let them know. That knowing the company, I am sure that this wouldn’t be considered acceptable behavior… Let them know your background, that your were willing to work from the ground up, was excited to join the team, wish you had an opportunity to be able to actually interview for the position.  You may be speaking to someone that will a) appreciate the info to remedy it b) you may get an impromptu phone interview that could lead to an interview for another position that is not a floor sales position…How this goes will bepend on how you say things and what you say.  As a previous manager of a large company I would have appreciated someone doing this and depending on their background and how they carried themselves through the conversation may have invited them in for an interview.  They may want to do this just to change your opinion of them… just a thought in this economy it is worth trying anything!!!! good luck!

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