Readers, the HR Café needs your help.
After the resounding success of the “Top 5 Criminally Stupid Managers” post we did a few weeks ago, we’re looking to follow it up with another set of tales of unbelievable workplace behavior. This time, we’re setting our sights on job applicants.
That’s where you, the readers, come in: We need you to send us your stories of the worst job applicants you’ve ever had come in for an interview. We’re talking about the most lazy, unprofessional, and just plain bizarre people ever to come to you begging for a job. Some general examples:
- The guy who shows up to his interview drunk, high or in some other “altered state”
- The woman who stops the interview so she can answer a cell phone call from her boyfriend/best friend/parole officer/etc.
- The applicant who shows up late because they got wrapped up in beating that last level of Angry Birds and lost track of time.
If you have a story similar to (or perhaps worse than) the ones above, tell us about it! Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Job Interview Horror Stories”, or leave a comment on this post. If your story is truly strange and unbelievable, we’ll use it in a future post. Of course, all submissions will be confidential but please do not use real names.
So, readers, have at it! What are the worst things you’ve ever seen in a job interview?
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