Category: Job Seekers


I Can Pick One Reason Why You Won’t Work Out

| MI, USA | Job Seekers

(I am the manager of a small coffee shop. A friend of mine recommends his sister, a regular customer, to fill an open position. I agree to give her an interview. Later…)

Friend: “So, how’d it go? Do you think you’ll hire [Sister]?”

Me: “Probably not. There’s been a lot of interest, so she’s competing against experienced baristas and servers.”

Friend: “C’mon, please give her a chance. She loves coffee, and loves this place. And everyone needs to start somewhere, right?”

Me: “I know, I know. Also, she misspelled ‘cappuccino’ and ‘espresso’ in her cover letter. The letter she wrote by hand while sitting in the shop, in plain view of the menu board. That’s just careless.”

Friend: “Okay, I see that. But—“

Me: “And the final reason I’m not going to hire her is because during the interview, she picked her nose, looked at it, and ate it, while she was in the middle of answering a question.”

Friend: “Oh. Yeah, good call.”


Willing To Leave Over A Cup Of Coffee

| Australia | Coworkers, Job Seekers

(I recently took up an IT position at a school. As the previous guy left due to a family emergency, they had to advertise the job as temporary to get by to the end of the year. To keep the job for next year, I have to reapply. The job has been advertised in the local newspaper and a few of the other staff have noticed and been asking if it’s because I’m leaving.)

Me: *getting up from the lunch table while talking to a Coworker #1*

Coworker #2: “Are you leaving us, [My Name]?”

Me: “No… I’m just getting coffee. I’ll be back in a second.”

(Turned out she meant the job advertisement.)


An Interview Boo Hoo

| Denver, CO, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Job Seekers

(At my job, most of the employees and managers are laid back and friendly. My managers had just taken a person to the break room for an interview. A computer we use to search for a book is in the break room and I go back to use it, knowing I will walk in during the interview.)

Manager: “…there is no wrong answer.”

Me: “THERE IS ALWAYS A WRONG ANSWER!” *looks up book and walks out calmly*

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