The job interview of today? A true buffoonery!

@alberello (4755)
Italy
November 8, 2012 12:05pm CST
Dear friends Mylotters The job interview that I have made ??today, as I could imagine, they was a true buffoonery! If only for the fact that the owner of the company arrived with 35 minutes late, already shows a sign of lack of professionalism. Then the interview my staff and lasted less than a minute! Only two questions: Activities that I've done before? You would be willing to take a license to drive the forklift? My answer was obviously a yes. He concluded with this phrase. "We seek only three people to do this work, but here, have already submitted more than 100. If, in the event (impossible) you are contacted, you will do a second interview, otherwise, it was a pleasure! " Excuse my judgment a little hard, but this whole story, I thought it was a real joke to me, and for all those who have presented them.
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@toniganzon (51694)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
That wasn't nice. It was really unprofessional but since they're the boss, we couldn't complain at all. It's sad when we encounter this kind of company when seeking for a job. I hope you get it though.
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
9 Nov 12
Well, frankly, from what I was told yesterday by the owner of the business, my hope of taking them, is practically zero! Of course, all this brings sadness, but unfortunately in Italy as in other European countries, we are hit by a crisis, economic and employment status, which no one knows when it will come out.
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@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 12
hi from "California in the US .We are second highest state in unemployment.For every job opening there are 100 to 200 applicants.My son finally lucked ou tand through networking with an old friend he was hired not to do computer programming but electronic repair.Work he did 20 years ago. He gets ten dollars less an hour but he told me" Mom a job is a job now and I need the money" His employer does like him and we are hoping in time he will get raises too. So I guess here it is best to keep your job even if its not just what you wanted.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Hmmm.. It's actually normal. I know I'd also react the same but after having the task to interview people, we actually do that too. You see, the first interview comes because we'd like to see the person behind the application letter/resume/transcript. Call it weird, but we're looking for the aura of the applicant. If it doesn't feel "right" in the way he/she talks or answers and his persona altogether, then we'd not bother looking into the papers submitted. You should be lucky you were called first prior to checking the documents you've submitted - at least it gave you a chance to meet and make an impression. Further, with the number of applicants for just 3 slots, you'd definitely assume that the guy has been busy interviewing a lot of people the last couple of days, and perhaps since the company you've applied to wasn't a huge one (multi-national) they don't have the staff to do interviews and hiring. Guess that person was busy somewhere else, that's why he was late. There are many factors that goes around an interview. But remember, you need the job and they're giving it - it will be their terms. Unless you have highly specialized skill that only a few could fill the position. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
8 Nov 12
Well, it does not surprise me that they had already presented ??100 people before me. you keep in mind that in Italy, we have an unemployment rate of over 11%! Drastic! Now I do not want to blame the person in charge that much for his delay. I suppose that it was fully justified. However though, to me, has always been said, as I wrote in the first comment that punctuality is a "calling card" very important.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
14 Nov 12
Yes, it may be very important (punctuality) but we don't know what happened prior to him coming over to interview you, right? As you said, in Italy unemployment rate is over 11%, therefore, the interview is more important for the interviewee than the interviewer. It would be different if we're talking about a client and a salesperson.
• India
9 Nov 12
Job interviews are to know each other where mutual respect is of paramount importance. If the employer is showing no respect to the candidate who is getting interviewed, there is no point in getting a job there as your tenure will be difficult. If you are going to be respected as an employee, that's the great motivation you can get. Go for a job where you can perform better and respected by the employer. All the Best.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
9 Nov 12
Well, in fact, to tell the truth, now I no longer believe the jobs posted on the newspaper! I have also opened a discussion, talking about just that from now on I will have to make better use of the channel of "protected works" because I, being disabled, I have the right.
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
8 Nov 12
Well alberello, thats really too bad, but lets hope that you answered those two question correctly...its seems like it was not a real interview...but who knows...I definately understand you being a little ticked off... Good luck with that job or any other one that you interview for.... Good Luck!!!!!
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
9 Nov 12
Well, first of all I reciprocate your good luck! As for other job opportunities that to me, will be offered, we hope to be in a better environment!
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• United States
8 Nov 12
Job interviews...what a joke! What bothers me about the whole job interviewing process is you feel more than confident during your interview, some dorky general manager finds some way to just rain on your parade. I feel just like you, al.
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
9 Nov 12
Well, if job interviews last less than a minute, but you do lose a whole day between reaching the place, and most of the delays, they are things that give particularly bothered!
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
8 Nov 12
Sounds to me like, his attitude is the reason he needs to hire someone in the first place. Might be the type, no one can work for. Good luck finding something.
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
8 Nov 12
Thank you for your good luck! Above all, I hope not to bump into another useless interview like today. It is in fact just a waste of time!
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@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
8 Nov 12
Some job interviews seem shady. Once I had one when I asked about 5 times about details, but they kept talking away. They didn't even write in the advert that they're looking for people who would sell insurance policies... well, ah-kay, not my thing... but I just asked basic questions about whether I'm gonna get a name list of people I can/would call and where I should worj exactly (on the phone or in person), or how much money I could get... but they guy kept talking about that how much of a good business it is, and he tried tom hit on me as well... yeah, right. I knew about two minutes later that this is bullocks and a scam.
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@vmartre (31)
8 Nov 12
They do not realize that we are looking for a job we really need. Normally, we prepare the interview with some days in advance and at the end we just waste our time. But, let's look for a better place to work. Never give up.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
8 Nov 12
Of course I will not give up ever. The work I have to go and find, no one will ever call to my house! However, I must admit that scam works like this, lately there are too many around!
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 12
Reminds me of recruitment process in the bible, the owner of the vineyard will just go to the street corner and select the "head" needed to harvest. I won't categorize this as an interview.
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