Post # 1
So I had an interview for a pretty ideal job and, from what the interviewer said, it sounds pretty certain that I have the job, I’m just waiting for a call back. Its the perfect job description, location, pay, everything. The only downside is that I was told in the interview that who would be my direct superior is VERY difficult to work for, that the last few people working for him quit because they couldn’t handle it. I really want a job right now, they’re really hard to come by in my area, and I would really use the salary, but I’m wondering if it’ll be worth it if I pretty much know it won’t be great from the get go? Soo my question is, would you take the perfect sounding job, where you pretty much know you will be miserable, or keep waiting indefinetly for another job to come around?
Post # 3
I would take the job, and if it gets to the point where you can’t stand it leave. But who knows maybe you will be the 1 person he gets along with?
Post # 4
Can you ask for a meeting with him as a condition of acceptance? I don’t think I’d want to take a job where I’m warned about some faceless monster and not at least be introduced to him.
Post # 5
you dont have a job right now the it would be silly to knock a job offer back.
btw, if the person is very difficult and people are quitting over him, then why the heck do they allow the person to continue! sounds like managment/HR have problems and i think its worth raising it if they offer the job – afterall if they are unprofessional enough to bascially say we encourage bad management you should ask what recourse and support will you have to deal with this person
Post # 6
Take it and see what you can make of it!
I think its weird she told you that, but I guess its a nice heads up..lol
Post # 7
@lawschool bride: I would take it so that I have cash coming in during that waiting period. But honestly the boss might not be that bad. Some personalities drive me nuts and don’t bother Fiance at all. And I have friends I love hanging out with that he avoids like the plaque (not really, he is actually very nice to them). But the point is, not everyone gets along with everyone else, but there are very few people out there that no one gets along with. So unless you’ve met the boss and know you won’t be able to work for them, theres no harm in trying out the job right?
Post # 8
thanks for all the responses! I am definitely leaning towards taking the job, I’m not doing anything else, might as well give it a shot.
@SapphireSun: I forgot to mention, yes, after I get the call back, it will be to meet him to see if we get along.
@asscherlover: I’m hoping that he’s not the kind of person that doesn’t get along with everyone else! I have a very strong immediate impression of whether I’ll get along with a personality or not, and the impression usually holds out too. I hope that we don’t clash!
Post # 9
i think you should take it, and if it doesn’t work out you can quit…and always keep looking. but you know, some people just don’t get along, and maybe you will. or maybe this guy will like you and think you’re competent and there won’t be any problems. you never know until you try, and you can always continue your search.
Post # 10
take it- if anything it will give you great experience in dealing with people!
Post # 11
It sounds like you are currently jobless (although correct me if I’m wrong) so I think it would be silly to NOT take it. If I really is bad, you can start searching again but at least you’d have a salary in the meantime.
Post # 12
Take the job. Maybe the boss really wasn’t the problem and it was the people working for him. Make the best of it, keep a positive attitude and you’ll be great.
Post # 13
You are going to be spending 40 hours a week plus at whatever job you take…to me the people I work with are very important and if someone is making me miserable I would not want to be there.
Post # 14
You might as well try it!
Post # 15
I’d take it. My opinion is that you don’t *know* you’ll be miserable. You haven’t met the person in question, and you likely don’t know all the details of the issues others have reported in the past. I’ve worked for someone who literally every person who met my boss told me she was too demanding, awful, rude, etc. Does she have a strong personality? Yep. Does she expect work to be to done to a certain standard? Yep (and she’s the boss, so she’s allowed to set expectations). She and I get along wonderfully, because I went in with an open mind knowing that I’d give the job my best.
You can’t know before you take the job that it will make you miserable, and I really think not taking it would be silly, especially if you don’t have a job now, you need the money, and it’s otherwise a ‘pretty ideal job.’ Go in with a positive attitude; I think it does wonders to improve the possibility of things going well.