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The Dumbest Things Ever Said at a Job Interview (Reader's Digest) by 84fiero123
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Funny Interviews: Meet the Dumbest Job Applicants

Human resource pros share the worst things they've seen, from real candidates trying to get hired. Here's what not to do.

Also published in Reader's Digest Magazine April 2014

Read more: http://www.rd.com/slideshow...views/#ixzz34TWo4YMw

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Took the edge off...with a drink.

"I swear this is true: Someone threw his beer can in the outside trash can before coming into the reception area."

Anonymous HR professional

A lot more at the link, some really funny things people have done at a job interview that they shouldn't have.

Steve

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I interviewed someone once who, when asked why they wanted to work in my department, said "I just want to get my foot in the door. I really want to work in *different department."
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LOL, I once had one show up at the shop, with NO technical experience, NO technical education. torn jeans, dirty t-shirt, REEKED of dope. He dropped a hand-witten resume on the front counter and said "so, do I start now or in the morning"
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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:

LOL, I once had one show up at the shop, with NO technical experience, NO technical education. torn jeans, dirty t-shirt, REEKED of dope. He dropped a hand-witten resume on the front counter and said "so, do I start now or in the morning"


So how long have you been working there
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Report this Post06-13-2014 06:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for heybjornClick Here to Email heybjornSend a Private Message to heybjornEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
He's head of a different department now.
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I was actually asked at an interviews why I wanted to work for the companys, I said.

"The money!"


At a job working construction I once said,

"The money's good, the scenery changes, and every once in a while you'll let me use explosives!"


Funny thing is, I actually got hired at both jobs,

I guess the interviewers both had a sense of humor as well.

 
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LOL, I once had one show up at the shop, with torn jeans, dirty t-shirt, REEKED of dope. He dropped a resume on the front counter and said "so, do I start now or in the morning"


I did that once and got hired on the spot as well. Of course the owner smoked pot as well!

Steve

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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

I was actually asked at an interviews why I wanted to work for the companys, I said.

"The money!"

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Steve



I got asked this but from a different direction.

'What motivates you?"

Money

"Only money?"

It works really well. If we were all rich we wouldn't be here. If we won the lottery we would quit in two weeks. If you stop paying me I will stop working. I work for money. The more you pay me the harder I work. But what I do want is to enjoy how I earn that money. Feeling appreciated, being asked for my opinion, receiving praise when I do a good job, better opportunities when perform well - all of that goes towards me enjoying how I earn the money. But you can double my pay and dump all of that and I will be very happy.

I got a perplexed look, she stared at me for a second and said "That pretty much sums it up!" I got the job but she enjoyed telling me that I should expect less praise in the future every time I got a raise.

But that is the truth. I'm only in it for the money (Phase II of Lumpy Gravy.) I wouldn't personally recommend saying that though.

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