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Isn't it kind of crappy to conduct a job interview in public in the Crown Room?

Isn't it kind of crappy to conduct a job interview in public in the Crown Room?

Old Mar 29, 13, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Thomas Hudson View Post
The other person was not there in your case... Huge difference. I am busy too, but one must never put that ahead of respect for the person one is dealing with.... Not saying you do not necessarily, but I feel we all sometimes let technology get in the way of communication...
I didn't make the point I was going for. My interviews were fluff, first round internals that were merely going through the motions. We have no idea of the significance of the interview, so judging it seems petty to me, that's all
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Old Mar 29, 13, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by murphysxm View Post
I didn't make the point I was going for. My interviews were fluff, first round internals that were merely going through the motions. We have no idea of the significance of the interview, so judging it seems petty to me, that's all
You have no idea what I saw, so judging my perception of the events seems kind of petty to me... See how that works?
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would this be where I say Et tu, Brute?

Valid point, I get that
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Originally Posted by Thomas Hudson View Post
As long as you can say that you can steadfastly hold yourself to the same slippery slope of suppositional standards in every situation, then I guess you are correct...
I try very hard to hold myself to that standard but would be lying if I said I never failed at it.

I have a feeling that when the times comes that I do not (and I'm sure it'll come sooner than I expect), you'll be the first to point it out to me...at which point all I will be able to say is "touche."
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Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter View Post
Not as "crappy" as the time I heard a Partner at a Big 4 CPA firm LOUDLY discuss, by name, the individuals he thought should be let go
This would be great to record with a video camera (call phone) and post on YouTube. Then email the company's execs (from web site contact page for investors) from a one time use email account with the YouTube link and maybe CNN, TMZ, etc.
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As were the Mansons.
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Simply Inexcusable.
that this thread was started?
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For the record, I would have no problem asking or being asked to sit at the bar or at a table to speak with someone and get a feel for them, etc... That could be called an interview in the Crown Club....

...but sitting across from someone with your laptop open asking personal work and career questions, talking about an open territory and sales volume and doing it loudly is not only unprofessional, but it is stupid... You never know who is listening.
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Old Mar 30, 13, 10:03 am
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Isn't it kind of crappy to conduct a job interview in public in the Crown Room?

Originally Posted by Thomas Hudson View Post
Anyone else see the one in A17 this AM?

I feel bad for the lady interviewing.....
Only if the interview was in the restroom?

(Sorry to get scatological, but I recall your opinion of the SC "facilities" )
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At least I was able to get a good article out of this

Most Depressing Job Interview You’ll Ever See Currently Taking Place At Starbucks Table
NEWS • Local • ISSUE 49•15 • Apr 11, 2013

This heartbreaking image is pretty tough to look at.

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BURLINGTON, VT—Citing the loud screeching sounds of milk being steamed in the background, the overly crowded setting, and the fact that a job applicant’s future is being discussed over a tiny Formica table at a national coffee shop chain, sources can now confirm that the most depressing job interview you could possibly imagine is currently being conducted within a local Starbucks.

The breathtakingly sad interview, which many speculate is for an entry-level position at a small nonprofit organization, was made even more depressing when reports indicated that the female job applicant in her early to mid-20s seemed visibly eager to impress her interviewer, a man who conducts his job interviews at a Starbucks.

“Thanks for meeting me here,” said the middle-aged man, who went on to explain that the “fulfilling” job pays little money and doesn’t include health insurance for at least the first eight months of employment. “It says here you went to Notre Dame. What was that like?”

“Ultimately, we’re looking for motivated people who can think fast on their feet and are up to any challenge,” the man added while a Josh Groban song played over a storewide speaker and seven people lined up three feet away to use the bathroom.

Following the interviewer’s description of the “rewarding work” and “character-building opportunities,” sources confirmed that the interviewee, who was the only individual in the establishment wearing professional attire, went on to describe her work experience and career aspirations in front of approximately two dozen café patrons and Starbucks employees.

Reports indicate that the interview reached a new level of despair when a Starbucks patron interrupted the meeting and asked the job applicant if he could take the unused seat next to her back to his table.

“Obviously, I’d be thrilled to be involved with an organization like this,” said the interviewee, who had been seen aimlessly milling about the outdoor commercial plaza that houses the coffee shop for approximately 45 minutes prior to the interview. “I’m sure you’re seeing a lot of candidates, but I’d like to think I can bring something to the table that you can’t get from anyone else.”

“I honestly feel that this could be a great chance for me to grow both personally and professionally,” added the woman, whose earnestness juxtaposed with the Starbucks employee sweeping around her feet was, sources noted, absolutely heartbreaking.

According to witnesses, while the interview itself was completely and utterly pathetic, the moments leading up to it were equally depressing, with the job applicant having difficulty identifying her interviewer when she first entered the Starbucks and asking another man if he was Jim Oswald. In addition, when the two ultimately found one another, the awkward small talk they engaged in while waiting in line to order coffee was reportedly a tragic spectacle, to say the least.

Other unbearably bleak and humiliating features of the interview included the amount of muffin crumbs that needed to be wiped to the ground before the two sat down and the homeless people within earshot who were talking incoherently about a range of subjects.

Official records also confirmed that job interviews don’t break your f****ing heart when they are conducted in an office as opposed to what is essentially a fast-food restaurant.

“What are your hobbies?” the interviewer asked as the frequently opened front door blasted the two with another gust of cold air. “People who have varied interests tend to thrive in this environment.”

“And professional growth will be necessary, because in a couple of years I plan to aggressively expand what we do,” said the man who was sitting under a neon green Starbucks logo.

At press time, the interview participants were shaking hands, with the man saying he had several more interviews to conduct that day—presumptively within the same Starbucks—and that he’d “hopefully be in touch.”

F****ing devastating, reports confirmed.
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