Can you relate to these crazy stories?
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My interview for the job was in two parts, one was over lunch with several people I would be working within the administration. We went to a small cafe in Louisiana and they ordered boiled crawfish for everyone, which came with a bib for me, a tray to put my tails in, and a big glass of tea. I had never even seen a crawfish till that day, not even ate one. When they came I watched how they striped something off of each one, then de-headed them and ate them. I tried that, found out what the bib was for, and noticed how spicy they were (tea was rescue for that and taste) then they told me to suck the crawfish head (that still had eyes, and whiskers or something). All I could see was ugly stuff inside, but I sucked it and lucky I had swallowed it whole, they all clapped and thought I was going to be a good person to work with because I took a chance. They did not see all of the ugly crawfish I had wrapped up in napkins and put in my purse to throw away ASAP. I was scared of the second part and what I would have to eat or do then. However, it was better; I had to show I knew how to dance too. I got the job because they had approved my resume but they wanted to make sure I would fit in with the people. - Cyndi B.
I went on a job interview a few years ago for a data entry position. Part of the interview was testing your typing speed. The interviewer stood next to me and told me to “right click to open this file” and I was so nervous that in the note pad window that was open, I actually wrote the word ‘click’. Both got a good laugh and I GOT THE JOB! - Alicia E.
The craziest interview I have ever experienced was for Subway. I got hired through frantic text messages saying, “Come up here ASAP we’re in a nonstop rush, Oh and bring a green shirt, Congrats”. - Lynzi E.
When I was 17 years old – I had my first interview and it was with the F.B.I. in Alabama. I had always wanted to work for the F.B.I. so I went down to the FBI office and first met the receptionist. I had never been to an interview, did not know what to say, what to do and not do but when I walked into that office- the lady asked me: ” Can I help you?” I just said: ” I have come to work for the F.B.I.” and I came with an SF 171 (a Federal job application). The only thing on the entire application was my name at the top and my signature at the bottom. I had no job experiences at all. WHAT WAS I THINKING !!!! The Manager/Supervisor called me into his office and said: ” Jimmy – I see that you are interested in working for the FBI.” Now remember– I was 17 years old but looked like a 12 year old with a flat top hair cut and skinny as a rail. He looked at me and said– “Jimmy— I would like for you to — Go home——(I could just see him about to tell me to go home and pack my suitcase and come back and leave in the morning for Washington DC for the FBI Finger Printing Division)— eat some more meat and potatoes and come back in a couple years— now skee-dattle on out of here”. I nearly died, I was mad, I was embarrassed–I dashed out that door and never ever applied for a job with the FBI. I went on to college and eventually found my best job at the FDA. - James R.
When I got to the location I was told to go into an office to fill out my application. The lady told me to sit at the desk and I would be seen by someone after I was done. I presumed that I would go into another office. I sat in the big chair behind the desk to fill the application out. Much to my dismay, the interviewer came in and had to sit in the little chair across from the desk that I was sitting in. I was in the alpha position and my potential employer was in the little chair. I think I nailed all of the questions but I think it was too awkward for my potential boss to take. I was so ashamed that I ASSUMED that I should sit in the big chair. - Beverly E.
In my very early twenties, I had an interview with a major department store. Well, the day before I picked out a very conservative black skirt and pinstriped top. I even tried the outfit on to insure that it fit. When I arrived at the interview I was greeted by a man in his late thirties or early forties. However, during the interview I noticed that he frequently tilted his body to one side. I thought it a bit odd, though, I assumed the man may have a stiff back and was experiencing discomfort. It wasn't until I arrived back in my car that I realized that the side seam in my skirt had come apart and I was revealing quite a bit. That's what I get for shopping the clearance racks. However, the way he was leaning, I'm surprised I didn't get the job. - Laura P.
I went on a job interview for a Director’s Assistant, and was told it was someone who worked in film. I found out upon arriving that I was actually meeting a very prominent movie Director. He saw on my resume that I spoke “some French” which led him to conduct my entire interview in French. I speak SOME, but I hear little to almost none when they get going. Needless to say, the interview was a bust, and he laughed me right out of his office. I was totally embarrassed and amended my resume immediately. - Mia W.
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