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Things not to say during interview

  • 12-05-2022 1:24am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious

    *Did you ever put someone on a PIP?

    *Did you get a nice power trip out of watching them suffer and squirm while on the PIP knowing they wouldnt survive it anyway?

    *Every job inevitably turns to sh1t after a few months/years, how will this one?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 661 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict

    Who is up for the ride in the office team?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,105 ✭✭✭ Ray Palmer

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,793 ✭✭✭ Andrea B.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭ One Who Waits...

    No doubt your namesake has said that to an interviewee on numerous occasions...

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    Personal Improvement Plan. Basically, if you're not doing so well during your probationary period, you might see it extended and given some new objectives to meet. It's more often than not the first sign you're about to be let go.

    I worked for a startup once and they pulled this nonsense. I met my objectives so they made a few things up and let me go anyway.

    Are you allowed to ask about work-life balance these days?

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭ NedsNotDead

    This one time, at band camp

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,720 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump

    Are you allowed to ask about work-life balance these days?

    I usually explain to them that my balance is fine.............I just get a bit wobbly when I'm pi$$ed........which is most of the time

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,340 ✭✭✭ silliussoddius

    So you're saying you didn't fit into their team player culture.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭ chrissb8

    "I picked this career because it was the only thing I could think of that would pay very well and wouldn't want to me make me blow my brains out after a couple of years. Otherwise, I would simply sit around getting fat and being happy"

    "I will never do anything more than what we discuss here as my responsibilities and what was advertised on the job spec. Think of me as a product who is fit to do a certain amount of allocated tasks and nothing else."

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,884 ✭✭✭ Ginger83

    Where do you see yourself in five years? In your seat 🙂

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭ sam t smith

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,070 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    I actually did this once. I have no idea what made me do it (nerves probably)... Needless to say, it didnae go well.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭ sam t smith

    I was trying to remember the start of that one. 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 942 ✭✭✭ sully123

    Doin' yer...... son?

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,812 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy

    "ah... so this is what you do for the day job" and wink at the interviewer...

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,661 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover

    Was interviewing someone and they asked "What's your policy on training? 'Cos I'd like to train up as much as possible and then move" I think they thought it was meant to demonstrate how ambitious they were.

    Another interviewee attended while sitting at his desk in work (Video interview). Simply muted us while he talked to his colleague at least twice and then returned as if nothing happened. No apology, explanation, nothing. It actually looked staged as if they were trying to demonstrate how critical they were and everyone relied on them. Came across as arrogant (Well, ACTUALLY came across as pathetic but TRYING to be arrogant :) )

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,063 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR

    Or the guy who answered "I knew you'd ask that so I came prepared" and pulls out a typed list of his weaknesses, 55 in total & starts reading them out.

    1. Unable to focus on bigger picture
    2. Creates a climate of fear of failure
    3. Blocks mobility of talented staff
    4. Claims credit for the work of others............

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭ gameoverdude