Whether you plan to head home from work and pop on a scary movie or not, we’re kicking of your Friday the 13th with some terrifying interview horror stories!
Merchant banker remarked that I’d have a long commute and be home quite late. He asked me whether my husband would object to his dinner being late. I thought he was making a joke and responded accordingly – he wasn’t!
The absolute worst was one where I stated that I had been a sufferer of depression, and the interviewer said “We’ll, you’d better pull yourself together if you come to work for me!” My reply was, “I think we both know now that I’m not going to”, and I left.
I was invited for an interview and whilst waiting for my turn, I noticed that 3 other candidates were there – all of them are Caucasian/English individuals. When it was my turn to be interviewed, this man passed by me and called my name. And when I replied, “I’m here. It’s me…,” he then replied with a surprised look on his face “OH! YOU’RE AN ORIENTAL!!!! Because I sensed that I wasn’t what they were expecting, I requested my CV back and I didn’t go ahead with the interview.
I was applying for a personal assistant position and when I went for the interview the potential boss asked me if I would agree to entertain him, meaning dance in the evenings with outfit changes, drink together and not sure what else he had in mind.. But it was very unprofessional in my eyes.
While being interviewed for sales assistant position, the lady who was interviewing me had really bad body odour. While constantly talking she passed wind twice and sat on chair which was far too small for her. After 20 minutes of talking about herself the chair eventually broke beneath her weight! I was so relieved to get out of there, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry.