Sabena332
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Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:08 am

Lately I was at a few job interviews at different airlines, despite I decided for the job which I got offered at the second interview, I also went to the third, just for fun and just to find out more about the conditions of employment at this company.

It was real fun, I knew that I don't need the job, so I asked stupid questions and criticized a lot of things like the payment, the amount of free days and the coffee that they served me (it tasted disgusting).

In the end they almost kicked me out of their office, that was a really funny experience, I can imagine that they never had an applicant who behaved at an interview like I did.

The only disadvantage: I can never apply again for a job at this company (maybe they are bankrupt anyway in a few month  Big grin).

Anyone else made similar experience?

Patrick
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kingsford
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:35 am

Same happened to me, got the job at the second interview and during the third interview, I totally relaxed and chatted with the General Manager like he was an old pal and we had a very pleasant discussion about the trade and life in general. But I just kept a good relationship as you never know.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:37 am

Well, I sort of went to a United interview for fun. I ended up getting hired as a PT Ramp Agent at PHL last spring, but I couldn't accept the position because the week of manditory training was the week of my finals for school. You can't even begin to imagine how hard it was for me to say, "unfortunatley, i can't accept the offer." I was pretty bummed out for a couple weeks. I'm going to try again this summer because I'll be in the city for school next year.

Jonathan
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:00 am

I do it all the time... its not only fun, but its refreshing to give HR people a taste of their own medicine once in a while.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:02 am

Well, I have gone to interviews for jobs that I knew that I didn't want just for the practice. But I must admit that I find this new concept of antagonizing HR people rather intriuging.

'Speed
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:10 am

I went to an interview at Morgan Stanley in shorts and a t-shirt.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:37 am

A few years ago I worked a friend's booth at a FAPA convention in Las Vegas. I was next to FedEx which was actively recruiting pilots at the time. A FAPA member walked up in cutoff jeans (how quaint!) and flipflops and a ratty undershirt and asked them for an application. They handed it to him, then looked at each other and rolled their eyes.

Have to wonder why a guy like that would bother to pay his FAPA dues.

I went to the Continental scab-recruiting show at LAX back in the '80s. I canceled the first "interview" when the snow broke the wiper arm off my '69 Toyota Landcruiser before I got to the airport. (the snow was pretty heavy) I went to the second one just to hear what the "deal" was. I guess my attitude was not real good about it because I got a "thank-you-for-your-interest" letter from Frank Lorenzo. Some day that is going up on my wall.


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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:28 am

Job interview? I've never been to a job interview. Not for fun or employment.

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:39 am

Job interview? I've never been, I'm too busy trying to make it big with my mediocre knock off Cure band, and putting on my make up..

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:20 am

I did not have any new job for me either and still trying to get any new job anytime soon in PHX. I will able interview with the new job in the airport.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:40 am

Scotty- go for being a TSA baggage screener  Big grin You'd be the nicest guy there!
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:03 am

Patrick, I would love to see that job-interview on tape! Big grin

Especially your last remark about the coffee must have been very funny!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:16 am

Job interview? Yeah, I just went to one at Balco Labs last week.

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:18 am

For the fun of it? Hell no, I really need whatever I can get.

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:24 am

Sometimes I go to exit interviews for fun.

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:57 am

Going to job interviews for fun?

What an utter waste of time. Can't you find a more productive means of spending your free time?

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Sabena332
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:04 am

Can't you find a more productive means of spending your free time?

No.

Patrick
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:20 am

Good question!
I once went for an interview (nothing big just work experience from school), i got so carried away i started asking 20 questions, in the end, i ended up interviewing the flippin' interviewer!  Nuts
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:04 pm

My dad told me a story about when he was hired as a pilot in 1978. He had already been picked up by Delta when he had a scheduled interview with AA. He decided to go to the AA interview just for the hell of it. He was so relaxed and kind of "cocky"; they offered him a job almost on the spot. I guess that says how important it is to be relaxed during your interview!
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:18 pm

My current job, i went with a laid back attitude and really didnt give a monkeys whether i got the job or not, i had 4 or 5 interviews in total, each one not too bothered and hey i got the job!!!

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KROC
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:00 pm

Okay, the exchanges between AA61hvy, LHmark, KYIpilot, and I'll throw myself in there too have all earned this.....



And mostly thats Airlinelover getting blasted.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:33 am

I went to an interview with Goldman Sachs one month before I started my Masters degree. I was still working for my previous employer and knew that in a month I would be taking one year to study and travel no matter what. I just went there to test how the VP's at GS react if I acted a little bit weird. I always wanted to ask what is a normal day for a GS employee and keep asking questions about how many hours would my contract say I work per week and how many hours will I really work... it is amazing how people sell you GS as the top notch employer and they expect you to say that you will kill for that job... I even criticized the payment, since they were offering 40k a year (less taxes) in New York!!!!! I told them that if they consider 40k as a decent salary for a 4 year work experience employee that will live in NY City and they answered that they were sponsoring my VISA which will compensate for anything!!! So I replied that why don't they hire American citizens instead of coming to Mexico to get cheap labor when unemployment rates were high in the US. Obviously, they kick me out of the interview, but I really had fun from it. I hate that in countries like Mexico, HR treats potential employees quite bad knowing that they have a big supply of people willing to do whatever work they ask.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:44 am

I went to a joke interview once.

I made ridiculous demands in terms of salary and other working conditions.

Then, they offered them all to me, exactly as I asked.

I was shocked, then I took the job.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

N
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:30 am

If I don't get a job 'inquiry' at least once a month from a competiting firm....I get very depressed. It usually happens after I whip their asses in court.

The best part is that my boss knows this happens....and keeps me very happy.
 
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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:58 am

I regularly interview for positions I would not take. It's a great way to network and establish contacts. You also get to continue to hone your interview skills.

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RE: Ever Gone To A Job Interview Just For Fun?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:32 am

I had an "interview" last week that wasn't an interview at all. These jokers at a company supplying IT systems to pharmacies were instead starting to train me on their systems, including divulging confidential passwords and IP addresses.

I played along for about 2hrs without saying anything - all the while, I had never accepted any offer of employment or even been told what the salary was. I packed my briefcase and got up when the guy wanted me to go off-site with him to fix a problem. I told him that I would not be able to do that until I was given a written offer of employment. His boss later told me "we don't have time for that around here". So I told him that unfortunatley I would not be able to work for his company. How on earth these guys stay in business is beyond me.

I'm sure their customers are really happy that someone with no ties whatsoever to the company now can access all their systems...

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