Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Interviewee VS Interviewer

After my graduation I've been to my fair share of interviews. Some good, some bad while some are just downright weird.

Just like the time I spent 2 hours plus of my precious time listening to the director of this particular fucked-up company talk about his passion for flying helicopters. Bugger went on and on about how he doesn't drive when going outstation but instead will just fly here and there in his copter, showing me pictures of his kids, asking me my opinion after showing me brochures of the next helicopter he is planning to buy, etc. Like I'm SO impressed, DUH!

Then there are companies notorious for it's various tests. I've been asked to do tests which lasted 2 hours, programming tests, logic tests, numerical tests, IQ tests and every kinda tests imaginable. I mind that about as much as I mind filling up job application forms. Those are really time-wasters. I really do not see the point of telling you where I was born, you lousy piece of shit.

To be fair, I've met some really cool interviewers too. Some just waived away the need for the application forms and the need to see your certificates. One even bought me dinner while another bought me drinks over the interview process. Not that I am a freeloader, mind you. I didn't threaten to pull a 'bobbitt' job on them if they didn't do so either. Guess some people are simply nicer than others.


phangan said...

getting a new job? :P

lcti said...

interviewer also want to bobbit ka, then one item you bring to interview must be a "parang"

truth said...

I have been thru an interview for 2 hours and all he said was totally crap about him and his family.Boy that was torturing!!

Dafthamsta said...

Can't blame some employers who want to make sure they don't hire potential whackos that might go bonkers and kill people by tearing their heads off and stuffing it up their butts. Or maybe they got wind of your blog somehow... hehehe


howsy said...

I once attended an interview where the interviewer asked me whether I'm still single or married (he's married BTW) and I said I'm still young. And he said 'It's never too young to get married'...I was like WTF..ppl single ke, gay ke, lesbian ke, asexual ke...non of your fcuking business. Finally I got the job and worked for only 3 months. And mind you, that was a multinational company.