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(Short List)   World's most difficult job interview: you're up against 61,000 other people   (shortlist.com) divider line 25
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2014-02-27 09:07:15 AM  
I turned it down, the bennies weren't in line with what I expect.
 
2014-02-27 09:13:09 AM  
Just... sad.
 
2014-02-27 09:13:21 AM  
I guess you have to camp out three days prior to your appointment with HR.  Just to get in line.
 
2014-02-27 09:17:00 AM  
Given that this was the unemployment office, showing up would have been mandatory.

While Scandinavia are nice with supplying you with unemployment benefits, you still have to actively be searching for a job.
 
2014-02-27 09:20:53 AM  
Hi.  As you can see from my resume, I am totally qualified for this position.  Not like those other 59,999 people out there.  You know half of them are just here knowing you aren't going to select them so they can keep drawing unemployment.  The other half say you, personally, are going to drive this company in to bankruptcy.

You can see I have an excellent employment history.  Not at all like those oafs out there that can't hold on to a job with both hands.  I mean, 705 of them say they'll take the job and do nothing because it'll take you weeks to fire them.  What do you think about that?  Now my work ethic isn't anything like at least 27,439 people out there who think they can walk in to work and leave at any time.  No sir.  You'll see me here before seven am each and every day.  Not like those people out there who think the company owes them something just be showing up whenever they please.

We're having a serious discussion here about my qualifications.  But if you look out there, you know what you'll see?  The world's largest social hour going on.  People talking about non-work related stuff.  People surfing the web on their iPhones.  Any of those people could be wasting your precious company time and resources if you hired them over me.

Now, I would like to share my hobby with you.  It's a little thing called Photoshopping.  Think your wife would like to see this?  I'm rather proud of it.  Look how the shadows line up and you can't see an errant pixel anywhere. I got you picture off the company's web site.  Her?  She's just an internet lady but you seem to be enjoying her charms, eh?  Unless I recall the bike messenger, your wife will be getting a copy of this and a few other.

Tell those other guys you found your person and then we'll talk pay...
 
2014-02-27 09:21:01 AM  
So what about the dumbass who screwed this up?  Would his job be available?
 
2014-02-27 09:23:46 AM  
Considering the type of people I've had to interview (and that was after they were 'filtered'), I'd probably still have a decent shot at it.
 
2014-02-27 09:25:04 AM  

Harry Freakstorm


Hi. As you can see from my resume, I am totally qualified for this position. Not like those other 59,999 people out there.


Be sure to mention your awesome attention to detail.


Hint: there were 60,999 other people.
 
2014-02-27 09:26:53 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Harry Freakstorm

Hi. As you can see from my resume, I am totally qualified for this position. Not like those other 59,999 people out there.


Be sure to mention your awesome attention to detail.


Hint: there were 60,999 other people.


Unless he was the thousandth person in line.
 
2014-02-27 09:30:34 AM  
Real sadness is that the people only show up for these jobs that have large promotions about the openings. They don't apply for the small business openings. Only large chains.
 
2014-02-27 09:36:21 AM  
So..  No much of a Short List, as a Long one...
 
2014-02-27 09:38:06 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Tell those other guys you found your person and then we'll talk pay...


So did you get the job?

When I apply for jobs through CareerBuilder, I sometimes get an email from them saying how many others had applied.  Normally, it's in the 50-200 range, but one job had over 1100 applicants.  It was at Total Wine.

/Probably hired someone who didn't know Zinfandel is a red
 
2014-02-27 09:45:10 AM  

Last Man on Earth: So what about the dumbass who screwed this up?  Would his job be available?


If you're qualified for HIS position, please start over at the back of the line.
 
2014-02-27 09:46:18 AM  
There aren't 61,000 people in my profession.  There are likely fewer than 6,100 who aren't incompetent boobs.  Locally there are 61 that are skilled.  Jobs here are easy to find if you're motivated
 
2014-02-27 09:47:10 AM  
Whats the over/under on the bribe to get the job?  Hate to miss out and get in trouble with the judges when I cant pay back my mob loan.


/Dredd reference that nobody will get.
 
2014-02-27 09:52:11 AM  
I bet that interviewer got his dick sucked at least 200 times, in some cases by dudes.
 
2014-02-27 10:13:21 AM  

bighairyguy: Harry Freakstorm: Tell those other guys you found your person and then we'll talk pay...

So did you get the job?

When I apply for jobs through CareerBuilder, I sometimes get an email from them saying how many others had applied.  Normally, it's in the 50-200 range, but one job had over 1100 applicants.  It was at Total Wine.

/Probably hired someone who didn't know Zinfandel is a red


Who cares? The Communist Scare ended long ago, and even if it hadn't, I don't see why the political leanings of Zinfandel would matter for someone wanting to work in a wine store.
 
2014-02-27 10:32:56 AM  

DerAppie: bighairyguy: Harry Freakstorm: Tell those other guys you found your person and then we'll talk pay...

So did you get the job?

When I apply for jobs through CareerBuilder, I sometimes get an email from them saying how many others had applied.  Normally, it's in the 50-200 range, but one job had over 1100 applicants.  It was at Total Wine.

/Probably hired someone who didn't know Zinfandel is a red

Who cares? The Communist Scare ended long ago, and even if it hadn't, I don't see why the political leanings of Zinfandel would matter for someone wanting to work in a wine store.



www.winesthatrock.com

Better dead than red, you Marxist bastards.
 
2014-02-27 11:01:24 AM  
So 61,000 people got the invite but there were only "hundreds" there waiting?

Sounds like a brilliant method to get the slacker-ass pikers out.

/xkcd ass-related dash technique applies nicely here as well
//ass-piker
 
2014-02-27 11:20:58 AM  

bighairyguy: Harry Freakstorm: Tell those other guys you found your person and then we'll talk pay...

So did you get the job?

When I apply for jobs through CareerBuilder, I sometimes get an email from them saying how many others had applied.  Normally, it's in the 50-200 range, but one job had over 1100 applicants.  It was at Total Wine.

/Probably hired someone who didn't know Zinfandel is a red


Unless it's a White Zinfandel.  Which is pink.
www.sutterhome.com
Boy, was this swill popular in the eighties.  I am not sure that it went well with cantaloupe.
 
2014-02-27 11:26:44 AM  
www.omnipopbands.com

Knock! knock!
Who's there?
Yukon!
Yukon who?
Yukon Jack off if you wanna...
 
2014-02-27 11:29:03 AM  
I got a job out of 50 peeps one time
By threatening to leave...
 
2014-02-27 12:38:23 PM  
I've interviewed for a job against over 400 other people. Entry level, too. It really kinda robs your enthusiasm.
 
2014-02-27 05:58:03 PM  
Interviewer: What is your greatest weakness?
Me: Honesty
Interviewer: I don't think that is a weakness.
Me: I don't give a shiat what you think.
 
2014-02-27 08:13:46 PM  
I've seen these job odds before... it's called being a writer.
 
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