(Closed) Weird job interview, would you continue through the process?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
7528 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Obviously talk to your husband about it, but idk I would not be keen on moving forward with this job if I were you. This guy (your potential boss if I read this right?) sounds like an asshole, and you don’t even really want to work in sales right? You haven’t been unemployed all that long. If I were your spouse in this situation and we were financially solvent, I think I’d want you to keep looking for now for a job that would be less likely to make you miserable. 

Post # 3
283 posts
Helper bee

This sounds like a total disaster to me. If the company culture is such that behavior like your interviewers is thought of as fine, it doesn’t seem like you would be happy there long term. That would just mean another job hunt in the near future. Especially since this job doesn’t really align with your long term goals. I would discuss it with your husband. While you getting a new job is important, I’m sure that he also wants you to feel happy and fulfilled by your career. 

Post # 4
1272 posts
Bumble bee

Sounds like absolutely hell and I would not want to work for that guy. If my husband told me that’s how his interview went, I’d be encouraging him to decline the next interviews. It sounded terrible. 

Post # 5
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would run away from them and never look back. He was completely unprofessional with you. You don’t want to work for and with people like that.

Post # 6
10561 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Yeah, no way in hell i’d take that offer.

Post # 7
1749 posts
Bumble bee

This guy sounds like a mansplaining douche. There’s no way I would work for him, it would crush my soul.

Post # 8
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

No way. You have a bad gut feeling and the guy sounds like a nightmare to work for. I’d stop the interview process. 

Post # 9
2673 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Who is the guy who interviewed you? Is he an employee of the company that is hiring or is he some 3rd party recruiter? I’m getting a strange vibe from this situation- particularly that he wanted to meet offsite, when the office is nearby. There are a lot of recruiting scams and recruiters that misrepresent their relationship with employers. I’m wondering if he is legit?


Oops. Never mind. I missed the part at the end where you said he is the hiring manager. I would be a firm no on that. 

Post # 10
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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fromatoz :  Would the interviewer be your boss? Honestly, I wouldn’t pursue it. I’m currently looking for a job as well, and if I don’t get a good feeling – it is sayonara. I’ve worked a job I loved for a boss who treated me like dirt, and I just can’t deal with a negative work environment.

Post # 11
2677 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I would tell  your husband exactly what you told us. If the shoe was on the other foot, would you just tell your husband to suck it up? I hope you wouldn’t and I hope he wouldn’t think you’re just being picky and not trying. Your story has red flags thrown all around the place!

Post # 14
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

This sounds awful. Id keep looking at other jobs, with your experience I’m sure you will get more interviews quickly. 

Post # 15
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I mean…does it matter about salary or travel information? If your interivew is any indication, working with this man sounds like it would be absolute hell. I think you should focus your time and energy on finding a position that’s a better fit.

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