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Old 06-15-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Sumner, WA
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Some of these stories are just pitiful to read. Professionalism and common sense are still valued, with good reason too. Who would want to hire someone who doesn't know how to be a responsible and sensible employee? No one.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Chewing gum signifies that the candidate is bored and does not give a darn as to how he or she is being received by the interviewer. If you are currently looking for work and chew gum during interviews, you may wish to read up on interview tips as gum chewing is definitely a no-no.

Also, it affects your speech. Any hindrances to the interviewer understanding you should be avoided if possible.
Great Advice I have heard this all my life.; Its akin to bringing your 3 kids to interview and letting them crawl around on the floor.

Hire a babysitter. Beg your sister. Anything but bringing them...
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Was his name TVSG?
LOL, get outta my head.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I'm the one that actually ran an employment ad that said: Bring your dog! And people did, but the one who blew it related better to her dog than people! The ones I hired brought their dogs for safety........sort of. (24 hour place and they were on their own; I couldn't count on security)

Gum? Big no no. It says, me first and mind if I smoke as well? And by the way, I don't pick up doggy do. And I don't do weekends. And my daughter has softball on Wednesday. Would you just send a check home and I don't have to come in to work at all? I've lived and gotten away with this for my first forty years, so why can't I pull it off now?

You may figure out that of the eighty resumes, I hired on the basis of their sense of humour, since it was an entry level position and 79/80 resumes were so bad they ALL went into the trash. I had to use some common denominator. The Rotty and the Pitbull got hired and happened to bring an employee with them.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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I never was a hr manager but I did see and hear abour some stupid people getting interviewed. I used to work at a warehouse that pretty much hired anyone with two arms and two legs as long as they dressed ok and acted appropriately in the interview. Still, some people couldnt meet those simple requirements. We even had to put up a sign saying " If your not wearing atleast business casual attire you will not be interviewed."

There was one lady who brought her infant to the interview. The person conducting the interview was trying to talk to her but the baby wouldnt stop crying. She had to constantly stop the interviewer and tend her to crying baby.

Another guy showed up in shorts and with his mcdonalds he bought for lunch. He pulled it out and was eating it while the interview was going on.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Sometimes chewing gum is just chewing gum.

Really, some of you are absurd.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Sometimes chewing gum is just chewing gum.

Really, some of you are absurd.
It is rude to talk to someone with gum or anything in your mouth. If you are currently looking for work, it would be wise to leave the gum alone during the interview if you want to be taken seriously as a candidate.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Well, it may be absurd.

But, the point is, you want to put your best foot forward, as it is the first (and probably last) impression you will make to them. You want to separate yourself from the pack, and in a good way.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Sometimes chewing gum is just chewing gum.

Really, some of you are absurd.
It shows the person lacks basic common sense. 99% of people understand you don't chew gum during an interview. Just like you don't wear shorts and you don't bring in your dog. If the person is so clueless that they can't follow these very simple well known rules why on earth would anyone want to hire them?
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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Sometimes chewing gum is just chewing gum.

Really, some of you are absurd.
Just like cows chewing their cud is like cows chewing their cud. I find gum chewing as revolting as cigarettes, without the smell.

Anyone who interviewed with me with gum in their mouth wouldn't get more than a few minutes of my time before I ended the interview.
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