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Old 06-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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What was your choice of school? Was it worthy of slamming?

Regarding previous employer.. I would just be like "I had a good experience there" and leave it vague.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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You were being tested. They were trying to see if you would throw your WM job and school under the bus. The correct answers would have been "In my experience WM is actually a very good company with some very good employees.", and " I think any school is what you make of it, I worked hard there and learned a lot." They wanted to see how you worked under stress.

Ever notice how politicians answer questions by not answering questions ? You need to take a lesson from them. Treat this one as a learning experience and make the next interview better.

Don
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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I don't know, the OP is saying this was the District Manager, not the HR department, that they had such a bad interview with. It could be the DM simply was an ******* and had no real knowledge of how an interview is supposed to go. But keep in mind, if that's the DM you will have to work under? I'd pass.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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They could have been testing your reaction to a long string of negativity and improper comments to see if you keep your cool under pressure. Or they could just be dicks. Hard to say.

I was thinking the same thing but it sure sounds kind of risky especially from an HR person.

Still, I would keep a thick skin. If this job is a really good opportunity (pay increase, responsibility, likeable), then put up with the interview BS. If you get the job, it will be worth it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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You were being tested. They were trying to see if you would throw your WM job and school under the bus. The correct answers would have been "In my experience WM is actually a very good company with some very good employees.", and " I think any school is what you make of it, I worked hard there and learned a lot." They wanted to see how you worked under stress.

Ever notice how politicians answer questions by not answering questions ? You need to take a lesson from them. Treat this one as a learning experience and make the next interview better.

Don
Yeah.....but......if they play games during the interview process.......gotta wonder how they act once you're on the payroll.......

I'm in a technical field, and when I'm interviewing for jobs that I'm qualified for, things are fairly cut & dry about the work involved. My potential boss usually can tell if I know what I'm talking about...or not.

It basically comes down to stuff like:

Would I fit in?

Do my new boss & I get along?

It's a chemistry thing.

I interviewed with a guy that was pretty sharp (owner), and he had this "WTF?" attitude about everything. I suppose it's a good thing in the sales industry, but I was really turned off by his motor mouth. Towards the end of the interview (I accepted an offer after a lengthy wage negotiation), he mentioned that if things don't work out, then he'll just fire me.

I rescinded my acceptance of the deal. He was considering terminating my employment before I even started working there.



Thankyouverymuch.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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I did not get the job. I'm glad.
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