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Old 06-14-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I have always been shocked, in my neighborhood (suburban Buffalo) people bring dogs to the bank, the drug store, the pizza shop, even the grocery store. In my opinion it's incredibly rude to bring your non seeing eye dog into an enclosed public place.

I've never interviewed, but at the bank once a guy came in for a second interview and my boss came around to introduce this guy, so he was essentially in. Then he goes up to a teller trying to say hi, and she was busy. He literally starts tapping her shoulder and says, "yoo-hoo, you know that I'm going to be your assistant manager, it would probably be in your best interest to start off well."
This guy was literally told he had the job, and blew it right there.
Wow! Sounds like someone with a power trip. It was good that he showed his true colors prior to being officially hired instead of waiting until after he'd been hired.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I told this story in the lunch interview thread.

Guy refused to look at the menu and then was mean to the waitress when she couldn't figure out what he wanted. And then thought it made him look good when she walked away to make fun of her.

Seriously, who doesn't look at a menu?
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I told this story in the lunch interview thread.

Guy refused to look at the menu and then was mean to the waitress when she couldn't figure out what he wanted. And then thought it made him look good when she walked away to make fun of her.

Seriously, who doesn't look at a menu?
As I always say, it's good that he demonstrated his true colors PRIOR to hire. This is the same dude who would talk in a demeaning fashion to the clerical staff. Sounds like an immature idiot who needs a clue.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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Although photography is not my field or a required skill for the job, it is a hobby for many and sometimes applicants have samples in their portfolio along with their relevant work samples. Generally it doesn't affect the hiring decision, but it can help break the ice and help us get to know the applicant and their personality better.

One applicant's sample photography included nude photographs of himself. Full frontal. Although it is often said that an artist's best work is their self-portrait, I and the other interviewers were speechless that this guy thought it was appropriate to show this kind of picture as demonstration of his character for a job, and to complete strangers. The interview panel included both genders, all sexual orientations, and two generations and we all agreed that it was a egregiously bad choice. He wasn't a strong candidate anyway, but the pictures were definitely a tipping point against him.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Although photography is not my field or a required skill for the job, it is a hobby for many and sometimes applicants have samples in their portfolio along with their relevant work samples. Generally it doesn't affect the hiring decision, but it can help break the ice and help us get to know the applicant and their personality better.

One applicant's sample photography included nude photographs of himself. Including full frontal. Although it is often said that an artist's best work is their self-portrait, I and the other interviewers were speechless that this guy thought it was appropriate to include such images in his work portfolio. He wasn't a strong candidate anyway, but the photographs were definitely a tipping point against him.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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Although photography is not my field or a required skill for the job, it is a hobby for many and sometimes applicants have samples in their portfolio along with their relevant work samples. Generally it doesn't affect the hiring decision, but it can help break the ice and help us get to know the applicant and their personality better.

One applicant's sample photography included nude photographs of himself. Full frontal. Although it is often said that an artist's best work is their self-portrait, I and the other interviewers were speechless that this guy thought it was appropriate to show this kind of picture as demonstration of his character for a job, and to complete strangers. The interview panel included both genders, all sexual orientations, and two generations and we all agreed that it was a egregiously bad choice. He wasn't a strong candidate anyway, but the pictures were definitely a tipping point.
It's always worked for me in the past
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Would I bring a dog? No way.

Would I not hire someone just because of the fact that they did? No. I'd still give them a fair interview.
At an interview, the candidate is at their absolute best. They are motivated to dress well, take a few extra moments on grooming, research the company, carefully consider answers to questions, make sure that they are a few minutes early, and be polite.

Once they get the job, each one of these categories will slip a bit. The employee will not dress as well, will occasionally be late, etc.

So if a prospective employee shows bad judgment during an interview, you can be guaranteed that they will show even worse judgment if hired.

On the dog example, it is simply not appropriate to bring a dog to an interview. It can be distracting, people may have allergies, violation of workplace policy, whatever. What it does show is incredibly poor judgment. If this person were hired, they would continue to show poor judgment on the job.

So, ending an interview when a person shows up with a dog is giving them a fair interview. They had a chance to show up and demonstrate their capabilities. They did show up, and demonstrated that they had poor decision making skills.

Interview over.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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It's always worked for me in the past
Hey, I am having a party next week and need a guy to jump out of a cake. Are you free?
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I was interviewing candidates for a lunch cook position several years ago. This one lady not only had the longest and most decorated fingernails I'd seen in years (I could just imagine them dissolving on the grill as she flipped burgers) but she loudly snorted through her nose for the entire 15 minutes it took her to fill out a simple 1-page application ...

No, I didn't hire her.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Although photography is not my field or a required skill for the job, it is a hobby for many and sometimes applicants have samples in their portfolio along with their relevant work samples. Generally it doesn't affect the hiring decision, but it can help break the ice and help us get to know the applicant and their personality better.

One applicant's sample photography included nude photographs of himself. Full frontal. Although it is often said that an artist's best work is their self-portrait, I and the other interviewers were speechless that this guy thought it was appropriate to show this kind of picture as demonstration of his character for a job, and to complete strangers. The interview panel included both genders, all sexual orientations, and two generations and we all agreed that it was a egregiously bad choice. He wasn't a strong candidate anyway, but the pictures were definitely a tipping point against him.
Was his name TVSG?
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