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Old 08-03-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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People with the jobs to give feel like they are God and can do or say anything. The amount of smugness is unbelievable.

I have had so many things said to me in interviewers that were way over the line.

Even had a person come right out and insist I tell them how old I was. Even prefaced the question with, "I know it is illegal, but....." My jaw literally hit the floor.

I will NEVER work as an employee ever again. I absolutely refuse to do it. I either work for myself or don't work at all.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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People with the jobs to give feel like they are God and can do or say anything. The amount of smugness is unbelievable.

I have had so many things said to me in interviewers that were way over the line.

Even had a person come right out and insist I tell them how old I was. Even prefaced the question with, "I know it is illegal, but....." My jaw literally hit the floor.

I will NEVER work as an employee ever again. I absolutely refuse to do it. I either work for myself or don't work at all.
I had tons of interviewers ask me all kinds of ridiculous stuff last year. Some actually cursed (not at me, but just in general), while others badmouthed fellow employees. Some asked me about my parents and what they did for a living, while others wanted to know if I was in a relationship. Being young and unemployed at the time, I was afraid to take "control" of these conversation in fear of putting them off and there goes my chance of getting a job.

Next time when their questions start venturing off into weird territory, I'm going to explicitly state that I prefer the conversation to be kept relevant and on topic to the specific job. Don't know if that will go over well or not, but I have to get stern with these people and put my foot down when need be.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:13 PM
 
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I had tons of interviewers ask me all kinds of ridiculous stuff last year. Some actually cursed (not at me, but just in general), while others badmouthed fellow employees. Some asked me about my parents and what they did for a living, while others wanted to know if I was in a relationship.
It's funny that you bring this up. I always thought I was the only one.

I had an interview and the VERY FIRST question was, "So, what does your wife do for a living?"

I am done with this stuff.

Employers have lost their minds.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's funny that you bring this up. I always thought I was the only one.

I had an interview and the VERY FIRST question was, "So, what does your wife do for a living?"

I am done with this stuff.

Employers have lost their minds.
Absolutely none of their business on your marital status, much less what she does for a living.
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