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(BBC)   It's a tough market out there but really, do we really have to make our graduates dance during job interviews?... Yes.... yes we do   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-09-05 07:54:45 PM
"I think the companies see it as a way of loosening people up and taking them out of their comfort zone and seeing how they react in different situations.

"There's more competition and people are having to jump through more and more hoops to get a job.

"In fairness, I think employers want to make the interviews fun.


Dance, monkey, dance! Here's a crumb.
 
2013-09-05 08:01:23 PM
When will the bacon fetish end?
 
2013-09-05 08:06:36 PM
Sue them. They deserve it.
 
2013-09-05 08:12:48 PM
I recently had an interview with whole foods market for a team leader position (dept manager) and they had us doing skits and dancing. I've never seen anything like it in my life. I was more uncomfortable than anything. I felt like I was being humiliated just for the fun of it.

/99.9% sure I got the job but still....
 
2013-09-05 08:14:38 PM

Lumber Jack Off: I recently had an interview with whole foods market for a team leader position (dept manager) and they had us doing skits and dancing. I've never seen anything like it in my life. I was more uncomfortable than anything. I felt like I was being humiliated just for the fun of it.

/99.9% sure I got the job but still....


Ever thought they just wanna see how far they can push you?

Ure better than me.

"Sorry, but my dignity is worth more than this."
 
2013-09-05 08:24:08 PM
It is a desperation test.
 
2013-09-05 08:30:58 PM
In my last interview, I had four police officers asking me questions.
 
2013-09-05 08:31:45 PM

zzrhardy: It is a desperation test.


Isn't applying for a retail job test enough?
 
2013-09-05 08:32:22 PM

Nadie_AZ: "I think the companies see it as a way of loosening people up and taking them out of their comfort zone and seeing how they react in different situations.

"There's more competition and people are having to jump through more and more hoops to get a job.

"In fairness, I think employers want to make the interviews fun.

Dance, monkey, dance! Here's a crumb.


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2013-09-05 08:35:28 PM
" hey, before we get started can I ask you guys a question? Did any of you have to dance to get your job? Just wondering..."
 
2013-09-05 08:39:05 PM
1. I would tell the other applicants "this is ridiculous" to put them off the track;
2. Then give that interviewer a lap dance that would seal the deal; and
3. Threaten to send the video to their spouse if I didn't the job AND a righteous tip.

/I'll see your stupid request and raise you one outrageous response.
 
2013-09-05 08:42:09 PM

zzrhardy: It is a desperation test.


"Sorry, but i thought this was a job interview. If you are serious about hiring someone to do the job, call me back. If you are looking for someone willing to sell their dignity for $12/hr then i am not the person u want."
 
2013-09-05 08:42:38 PM
everything is a dance, quit fooling yourselves.
 
2013-09-05 08:51:30 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: zzrhardy: It is a desperation test.

"Sorry, but i thought this was a job interview. If you are serious about hiring someone to do the job, call me back. If you are looking for someone willing to sell their dignity for $12/hr then i am not the person u want."


You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic
 
2013-09-05 08:53:19 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: "Sorry, but i thought this was a job interview. If you are serious about hiring someone to do the job, call me back. If you are looking for someone willing to sell their dignity for $12/hr then i am not the person u want."


Yeah, umm... anyone who wants me to dance at a job interview can fark right off.

"Excuse me... I thought I heard you say, you wanted me to do a dance for you.  Surely I must be mist... Oh.  Really.  Well.  That's unconventional.  No, thank you.  No, really.  I refuse to dance for you.  I also refuse to sleep with you, make you a sammich, bring you a coffee, let you pinch my ass, or show you my tits - all of which are equally absurd, as well as being an invitation for me to sue you.  Seeing as how I already have he job - because, if you don't offer it to me now, after I've refused to display my body for you, I will sue you for sexual discrimination - what say you buy me lunch instead and we'll talk compensation." <sweet smile>
 
2013-09-05 09:02:42 PM

picturescrazy: In my last interview, I had four police officers asking me questions.


I hope you were either interviewing to be a cop, or in front of your parole board.
 
2013-09-05 09:04:06 PM
for many years high pressure well paid executive position applicants have had stress tests. being asked to make an arse of yourself for the sake of entry level pay, that there's a paddlin'.
 
2013-09-05 09:20:07 PM

Gyrfalcon: picturescrazy: In my last interview, I had four police officers asking me questions.

I hope you were either interviewing to be a cop, or in front of your parole board.


Does pleading the fifth mean I actually did something?
 
2013-09-05 09:23:15 PM

picturescrazy: You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic


This isn't highschool, and you are not being counted by the letter.  Either you can demonstrate the ability to spell and use proper grammar, or you can't.  If you haven't grown up enough to understand that, then you should be working at the coffee place, not an office.

I immediately throw away any application that includes "u" / "ur" or other text shorthand.  Also, for crying out loud, if you pull your phone out during an interview, you are not going to get the job.  Also, I hate you.
 
2013-09-05 09:29:21 PM

picturescrazy: The more you eat the more you fart: zzrhardy: It is a desperation test.

"Sorry, but i thought this was a job interview. If you are serious about hiring someone to do the job, call me back. If you are looking for someone willing to sell their dignity for $12/hr then i am not the person u want."

You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic


Cellphone. Tiny keypad.
 
2013-09-05 09:51:54 PM

Kahabut: picturescrazy: You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic

This isn't highschool, and you are not being counted by the letter.  Either you can demonstrate the ability to spell and use proper grammar, or you can't.  If you haven't grown up enough to understand that, then you should be working at the coffee place, not an office.

I immediately throw away any application that includes "u" / "ur" or other text shorthand.  Also, for crying out loud, if you pull your phone out during an interview, you are not going to get the job.  Also, I hate you.


Thanks for proving my point about corporate logic. The joke, while dumb, is that spelling is not an issue when speaking. Still though, you went on a rant.
 
2013-09-05 10:02:48 PM
I remember when I was in college and Wallmart had just come to town. They were holding mass interviews in the college one day and there was a big turnout. I was walking past the room and stopped for a moment to watch a big circle of very broken, very sad looking individuals sing a song about sunshine while clapping their hands in mock glee.
The look in their eyes though was a real horror show... dead, dead and soulless.
I figured that's exactly how Wallmart wants them, broken and malleable. Easy to control, frighten and incredibly desperate to work.

This sounds like a repeat of that process. Weed out those with spirit from those who will make the best drones.
 
2013-09-05 10:07:36 PM

picturescrazy: Gyrfalcon: picturescrazy: In my last interview, I had four police officers asking me questions.

I hope you were either interviewing to be a cop, or in front of your parole board.

Does pleading the fifth mean I actually did something?


It means I can use your grand jury testimony to impeach you at trial.
 
2013-09-05 10:13:48 PM

Kahabut: picturescrazy: You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic

This isn't highschool, and you are not being counted by the letter.  Either you can demonstrate the ability to spell and use proper grammar, or you can't.  If you haven't grown up enough to understand that, then you should be working at the coffee place, not an office.

I immediately throw away any application that includes "u" / "ur" or other text shorthand.  Also, for crying out loud, if you pull your phone out during an interview, you are not going to get the job.  Also, I hate you.


Good.  We all theoretically passed high school English.  Prove it by not being an idiot.
 
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2013-09-05 10:46:34 PM

zombiegoat: Kahabut: picturescrazy: You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic

This isn't highschool, and you are not being counted by the letter.  Either you can demonstrate the ability to spell and use proper grammar, or you can't.  If you haven't grown up enough to understand that, then you should be working at the coffee place, not an office.

I immediately throw away any application that includes "u" / "ur" or other text shorthand.  Also, for crying out loud, if you pull your phone out during an interview, you are not going to get the job.  Also, I hate you.

Good.  We all theoretically passed high school English.  Prove it by not being an idiot.


Heh. I've always used full words, even when sending SMS text messages on a ten-key cellphone.

/l33tspeak sucked in the nineties too
 
2013-09-05 11:52:43 PM

KrispyKritter: for many years high pressure well paid executive position applicants have had stress tests. being asked to make an arse of yourself for the sake of entry level pay, that there's a paddlin'.


Or a callin' in o' the lawyers quicker than you can spell A-D-A.

/I  got the moves, babes.
//I got the motion.
///But my hip be givin' me commotion.
 
2013-09-06 12:03:09 AM
Oh boo hoo. You know how many blow jobs I had to perform at my last job interview?
 
2013-09-06 01:07:20 AM

Ghastly: Oh boo hoo. You know how many blow jobs I had to perform at my last job interview?


But you're a prostitute and it was a skills qualification exam.
 
2013-09-06 01:20:22 AM

Ghastly: Oh boo hoo. You know how many blow jobs I had to perform at my last job interview?


26? in a row?
 
2013-09-06 02:08:49 AM
I sometimes wonder why more HR people don't end up lying in a pool of their own blood.
 
2013-09-06 02:48:33 AM
I would have walked out but not before giving them the finger, if they are willing to humiliate you before you even get your foot in the door you are guaranteed that once you start working it will be worse.  These type of tactics sound like something a bully would come up with to ensure that the people working under him are of the right temperament to be pushed around.
 
2013-09-06 03:00:46 AM

John Hopoate: Ghastly: Oh boo hoo. You know how many blow jobs I had to perform at my last job interview?

26? in a row?


If you'd stop drumming your fingers on the top of my head maybe I'd stop losing count.
 
2013-09-06 03:02:24 AM

gadian: Ghastly: Oh boo hoo. You know how many blow jobs I had to perform at my last job interview?

But you're a prostitute and it was a skills qualification exam.


The job posting said Ejaculation Facilitation Technician. That's what my degree is in.
 
2013-09-06 07:31:55 AM
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DANCE, MONKEY!
 
2013-09-06 09:16:49 AM

Wolf892: I remember when I was in college and Wallmart had just come to town. They were holding mass interviews in the college one day and there was a big turnout. I was walking past the room and stopped for a moment to watch a big circle of very broken, very sad looking individuals sing a song about sunshine while clapping their hands in mock glee.
The look in their eyes though was a real horror show... dead, dead and soulless.
I figured that's exactly how Wallmart wants them, broken and malleable. Easy to control, frighten and incredibly desperate to work.

This sounds like a repeat of that process. Weed out those with spirit from those who will make the best drones.


Used to work for them. Always skipped meetings because they ended it every day with a cheer, including an ass shake. Wheñ asked by the store manager why I didn't participate I told him I had already graduated high school. They never accepted it but it never got me in trouble either, probably because I busted my ass my entire shift and got things done.
 
2013-09-06 04:00:08 PM

picturescrazy: Kahabut: picturescrazy: You need to spell you correctly when speaking like that or you'll lose your credibility.

/corporate logic

This isn't highschool, and you are not being counted by the letter.  Either you can demonstrate the ability to spell and use proper grammar, or you can't.  If you haven't grown up enough to understand that, then you should be working at the coffee place, not an office.

I immediately throw away any application that includes "u" / "ur" or other text shorthand.  Also, for crying out loud, if you pull your phone out during an interview, you are not going to get the job.  Also, I hate you.

Thanks for proving my point about corporate logic. The joke, while dumb, is that spelling is not an issue when speaking. Still though, you went on a rant.


I'll take a double zebra mocha, light on the chocolate.
 
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