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(CNBC)   Question you might get at your next interview: "A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?"   (cnbc.com) divider line 129
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2013-01-11 10:14:53 AM
That's the Linux penguin, trying to send American jobs to Mexico at the behest of Obama. He'll try to spread socialism and love of pinatas, but god-fearing, patriotic Americans will send him back to Antarctica.
 
2013-01-11 10:18:09 AM
He's just here for some action.
 
2013-01-11 10:32:53 AM
He says "Yo queiro cerveza" because he is thirsty.
 
2013-01-11 10:35:04 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: He says "Yo queiro cerveza" because he is thirsty.


Argentine Penguin?
 
2013-01-11 10:39:15 AM
"No, es sólo un helado. "
 
2013-01-11 10:44:07 AM
"I'm a ridiculous construct created by human resources personnel to mask their lack of knowledge about the positions they seek to fill with faux wackiness that they think will reveal creativity or lack thereof, but mostly just reduces what should be a serious business meeting between adults into kindergarten story time."
 
2013-01-11 10:44:10 AM
He says "¡Cuidado! ¡Hai llamas!"

/because there are llamas nearby, and they are very dangerous
 
2013-01-11 10:50:20 AM

aimtastic: "I'm a ridiculous construct created by human resources personnel to mask their lack of knowledge about the positions they seek to fill with faux wackiness that they think will reveal creativity or lack thereof, but mostly just reduces what should be a serious business meeting between adults into kindergarten story time."


ding ding
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-01-11 11:26:45 AM
"The penguin is here to tell me that I shouldn't be working for a place that asks bullshiat questions like this."
 
2013-01-11 11:30:33 AM
Glance over your shoulder, yell 'He's here??? That MOTHERfarkER IS STALKING ME!!!!', and run screaming from the room.
 
2013-01-11 11:35:34 AM
Years of reading Fark comments have ill-equipped me to give any answer that is likely to help me get the job.
 
2013-01-11 11:40:09 AM
"Whatever you do, don't put me on top of that telly."
 
2013-01-11 11:59:52 AM
"ola, where are the tasty fish?"
 
2013-01-11 12:04:08 PM
"I brought your emergency pants."

Answers both questions at the same time.
 
2013-01-11 12:13:21 PM

aimtastic: "I'm a ridiculous construct created by human resources personnel to mask their lack of knowledge about the positions they seek to fill with faux wackiness that they think will reveal creativity or lack thereof, but mostly just reduces what should be a serious business meeting between adults into kindergarten story time."


I like the cut of your jib, you're hired!
 
2013-01-11 12:15:16 PM
He doesn't say anything. The sombrero speaks volumes.

He's here for the fish tacos.
 
2013-01-11 12:17:15 PM

aimtastic: "I'm a ridiculous construct created by human resources personnel to mask their lack of knowledge about the positions they seek to fill with faux wackiness that they think will reveal creativity or lack thereof, but mostly just reduces what should be a serious business meeting between adults into kindergarten story time."


Thank you.
 
2013-01-11 12:20:32 PM
he is clearly hear for a wild west style shoot out. Good thing I've got a concealed carry permit
 
2013-01-11 12:25:07 PM
Immediately my mind went to "what species of penguin?  Should we be concerned for our safety? Can he actually speak in this imaginary land, or is it still just a penguin?"

Then I read this comment:

Lando Lincoln: He doesn't say anything. The sombrero speaks volumes.

He's here for the fish tacos.


And that is what my answer would be
 
2013-01-11 12:25:37 PM

aimtastic: "I'm a ridiculous construct created by human resources personnel to mask their lack of knowledge about the positions they seek to fill with faux wackiness that they think will reveal creativity or lack thereof, but mostly just reduces what should be a serious business meeting between adults into kindergarten story time."


As someone who has an interview next Friday, I'm going to memorize this.
 
2013-01-11 12:26:05 PM
www.ees.ufl.edu

NOHT NOHT
 
2013-01-11 12:29:45 PM
A friends wife got a question on an application recently, "What's your theme song?" She wouldn't tell us what she put, but it started a discussion about what the worst possible answer would be.

I thought "Fark 'da Police" by NWA was a strong contender, but then someone else brought up "The Fark Shop" by 2 Live Crew.
 
2013-01-11 12:29:51 PM
Is this testing whether I'm a Replicant or a lesbian?
 
2013-01-11 12:30:01 PM
"When a man loves a woman, and a woman loves a man,
Actually, sometimes a man doesn't love a woman, but...he acts like he does, in order to get some action.
The magic starts to happen, and the two take off their clothes, that's right
And they caress and touch each other, until the part of the man grows
Oooohhh And they roll around and now things a-really start getting hot
And the man says "I love you" and the woman says "hold on a second, I gotta go to the bathroom"
So you wait, and you wait, and you wait and you wait........and you wait, and you wait, and you wait
And you wait and you're coolin' down and she's still goin' to the bathroom
Finally she comes back, and she says, "Baby, I'm gettin' hot!"
And that's when you gotta jam her butt and pump her full of..."
 
2013-01-11 12:30:37 PM

chende1: Is this testing whether I'm a Replicant or a lesbian?


Just answer the question.
 
2013-01-11 12:31:40 PM
"I'm sorry, I thought this was a serious interview for a professional position. You can mail me the check for my per diem."
 
2013-01-11 12:32:00 PM
"Casual Fridays here are formal. And require a hat."
 
2013-01-11 12:32:24 PM
Also:

t0.gstatic.com

"Doobie....doobie dooo...."
 
2013-01-11 12:32:37 PM

wee: "The penguin is here to tell me that I shouldn't be working for a place that asks bullshiat questions like this."


You have it all wrong. That place has some fantastic drugs. Get hired, rob them blind then quit. Profit!
 
2013-01-11 12:33:24 PM
"Go home, candidate, you're drunk high."
 
2013-01-11 12:33:26 PM
I have a final Interview (out of 4) in an hour so I'm getting a kick....
 
2013-01-11 12:35:28 PM
Do you have any gwapes?
 
2013-01-11 12:36:14 PM
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-11 12:37:17 PM
"He's black, white, and Hispanic, the answer to your EEOC dreams".
 
2013-01-11 12:37:29 PM

AuralArgument: I have a final Interview (out of 4) in an hour so I'm getting a kick....


When you sit down for this last one, first thing, just yell at the interviewers as loud as you can, "WHY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE JUST MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY??"

Four? Are you interviewing to be a CIA agent or something?
 
2013-01-11 12:37:50 PM
"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum"

/although I guess it would be better if he was wearing sunglasses instead of the sombrero
 
2013-01-11 12:41:44 PM
He doesn't say anything. He just burps and wipes his face with his sleeve. Its the Linux admin coming back from the all you can eat taco bar
 
2013-01-11 12:44:47 PM
I got "what three words would your current boss use to describe you?"
My response was "best person ever"

Also, "if you could only have two words on your resume what would they be?"
"Hire me"

Got both those jobs.
 
2013-01-11 12:49:20 PM
"5...4...3...2...1!!!!"
 
2013-01-11 12:52:11 PM

jayhawk88: When you sit down for this last one, first thing, just yell at the interviewers as loud as you can, "WHY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE JUST MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY??"

Four? Are you interviewing to be a CIA agent or something?



Insurance sales broker, and yes, i wish they would make up their minds,..

but i've been teaching English overseas for the last 3 years and i got the interview process started the day after I landed back in North America. So I consider it good practice and it did open my eyes to an industry in which i can see myself in now.
 
2013-01-11 12:54:47 PM

jayhawk88: Also:

[t0.gstatic.com image 92x180]

"Doobie....doobie dooo...."


Came for this leaving happy and slightly less sober.
 
2013-01-11 12:56:43 PM
"got-dammint! that is THE last time I drop acid before going  "free magarita night" at Tippy's Taco Shack"
 
2013-01-11 12:57:04 PM
I'm a little bored at work, but every time i think about changing jobs, I remember what it was like interviewing at Google and find something new to do.
 
2013-01-11 01:01:21 PM
omoikane.as.arizona.edu
He's promising more fan service.
 
2013-01-11 01:02:32 PM

sxacho: Do you have any gwapes?


i.imgur.com


Sees what you did there

 
2013-01-11 01:03:59 PM
"Sorry I'm late. Is this the potential canidate?"

He's the clown of a CEO that is running the company into the ground.
 
2013-01-11 01:05:49 PM
":donde las las mujeres blancas en?"

The "why" is obvious.
 
2013-01-11 01:05:50 PM
Once upon a time I managed a tech support department and had to do interviews. I usually brought a senior tech or two to the interview. After a few standard questions, one of us would ask, completely deadpan, "Who's your favorite Care Bear?" If the candidate looked confused I would usually add, "Are you familiar with the Care Bears? Yes? Okay, who's your favorite."

Regardless of what they answered, I would always reply, "The answer we were looking for was 'Funshine Bear'." Then I'd move on with normal questions.

Nobody ever says 'Funshine Bear.'

CSB
 
2013-01-11 01:06:48 PM
i.imgur.com

"Oh... I see. All right, then. It's a guy and a girl and they're discussing... a herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains. "
 
2013-01-11 01:08:21 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Regardless of what they answered, I would always reply, "The answer we were looking for was 'Funshine Bear'." Then I'd move on with normal questions.


i.imgur.com

CHRIST THAT THING IS REAL?
 
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