Here is a submission from the writer of Monday’s submission, WK, who also wanted to share his worst experience in the hiring process.
“My worst experience was for my first job (at a retail store). The interview was set up when I received a phone call asking if I could come in for an interview in 15 minutes. Me being a 16 year old kid at the time, anxious to get a job, and finally make some money of course, I agreed, got dressed appropriately and rushed over.
When I arrived to the store, I was led to an office where I was told to sit and wait for the manger. It took almost 20 minutes for someone to come to the office. The assistant manager conducted the interview, asking the necessary questions and giving me the information on the job. After the interview was completed, I was informed the general manager wanted to see me as well.
10 minutes or so later, the manager finally arrived, and at this point, I was quite disappointed and upset at the process, and I was sitting with my elbows on the desk and my chin on my hand. The manager pointed out my posture and added it wasn’t very professional of me.
He then went on with his own interview process, asking me the same questions and telling me the same information the assistant manager had already gone over. I informed him that we just went through this already, and that I understood everything that had been explained to me. He replied that “that’s how we conduct interviews.”
By the end of the process, my view of the company became one that was of negative nature and I didn’t care much about the job once I started it. The worst part of it all was the job only paid $6.15 an hour which was minimum wage at the time.” WK