This might be kind of a s/o of the “I told you so/Landlord” thread but I decided to make it a separate thread.
Many years ago I was called to interview for an entry-level office job at a small company. When I was led into the supervisor’s office, as I sat down I couldn’t help but notice she was dabbing her eye,s apparently because she’d been crying. She said “Sorry, but I just got a call from my daughter. She met the man of her dreams and they’re getting married.”
I think I said “That’s really nice” or something like that. I was very young (early 20s).
She went on to tell me about her daughter, showed me her picture, etc. Eventually we got to talking about the job. (I had several interviews lined up, and accepted another job.)
Much later (when I was in my late 30s,) I interviewed for a position at a government agency. The boss (exec director of the program) conducted a decent job-related interview, but he told me quite a few negative things about two of the staff members. Kind of in a “watch out for these people, they’re trouble” kind of way. I later was offered and accepted that job – it was a step up and the duties were interesting and challenging.
However, I kept my guard up, and it’s a good thing. Boss turned out to be quite an instigator. My job required me to travel and be out of the office a lot, so I was able to work around most
Have you ever had an interview where the person conducting the interview “overshared” or made off-the-wall comments which caused you to think “
What the …?” How did you handle it?