July 31, 2011

Top 10 Questions NOT to Ask at the Close of Your Job Interview

I was speaking with our company’s Director of HR this past week and he was complaining about a phone interview he had conducted at 6:30 that morning.  Apparently the candidate had come across as a sycophantic douchebag and it hadn’t helped that the Director was hung over from the night before (as human resources employees are prone to be).

The applicant had ended the interview with an enthusiastic, “This company is such an awesome company and seems like a perfect fit for me . . . And you, Mr. DHR, you are such a smooth interviewer . . . You really have your act together!”

Mr. DHR said he threw up a little in the back of his throat.

Mr. DHR commented that the candidate sounded so happy he wondered what he was actually doing on the other end of the phone.  My retort was that the last thing you want to hear at the end of a job interview are the words, “Was it good for you?”

Thus the inspiration for my top 10 list of questions NOT to ask your potential employer at the close of your job interview . . .

10. Was it good for you?

9. Do you happen to have a crack pipe I can borrow?

8. Do you think this rash is an STD?

7. What’s your policy on Internet porn?

6. Have you heard the one about Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed?

5. Do you cut your own hair?

4. Assuming you can’t help but hire me may I start my vacation now?

3. What’s your policy on nose hair ?

2. What’s your policy on speaking in tongues?

And the number one question NOT to ask your potential employer at the close of your job interview . . .

1.       How long have you been gay?

July 30, 2011

My New Blog

After several months of hiatus I'm feeling inspired to blog again.  I don't know why really . . . Maybe Facebook has betrayed me one too many times (like the whore she is) . . . Or maybe I desire a forum to explain the whacky nature of my status updates . . . Or maybe it's just time . . .

Who cares really . . . I blog because I can . . .

Beginning in the Year of our Lord 2005 and over the space of several years I maintained and published two blogs; Plucky's World and Pixie Dust Faith.  Both blogs have been deleted in my attempt to start fresh; fresh approach, fresh material and a fresh freshy freshness that will hopefully refresh.

For one thing I want to keep this blog as simple as possible.  Simple format, simple look, not theme-ish, not squeamish, no swimming fish eating mouse-bytes, no whacky opinion polls . . . Well maybe we will have whacky opinion polls as I kind of miss them and they were fun after all . . .

What can you expect here?  Why the unexpected of course . . . Would any peruser of my FB page expect otherwise?

Thanks for reading . . . Stay tuned . . .