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Trust Me, Best Manager Ever, Like You’ll Never Believe…

, , , , , | Working | September 22, 2018

(I am conducting interviews for a management position in our company. We’ve had our fair share of bizarre interviewees, but this one by far stands out the most.)

Me: “So, what makes you the best choice for this position?”

Interviewee: “I’m an expert at screaming at employees! I have a voice so loud it’ll make them cower in fear every time they hear me! Oh, and I’m excellent at firing people, too. At my last job, I fired twenty people in my first week! Isn’t that exciting? I’m telling you, I will be the best manager ever!”

(It was very hard for me to keep a straight face for the rest of the interview after hearing that. We knew we weren’t going to hire her after her statement, but we followed up with her previous employer after the interview as part of the mandatory process. As it turns out, she had been fired from her previous manager position after just one week for — you guessed it — mistreatment of employees and repeated violations of company termination policy.)

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