As writers we spend a lot of time with characters of our own making. But I have to say that without input from the real world and my day job…ideas would not flow as easily to populate those fictional worlds in my head.
In this economy, the competition for jobs is fierce and any advertisement for an open position is bound to bring out the crazies. I have done a post on this subject before but I bring you new and true interview stories. My sources will remain anonymous.
An applicant said she was a "people person", not a "numbers person", in her interview for an accounting position.
Note: I swear this wasn’t me. The only thing I said was I hated math.
Prospect said, "Seven handicapped parking spaces next to the front door? What, are you having a wheelchair convention or something?"
One applicant sang all the responses to the interview questions.
Candidate said he never finished high school because he was kidnapped and kept in a closet in Mexico.
Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.
Candidate dozed off during interview.
Strange things said during interview process:
"Sometimes I feel like smashing things."
"My legs are really hairy."
"What are the zodiac signs of all the board members?"
"If the pay was right, I'd travel with the carnival."
"I would have been more successful if nobody would have snitched on me."
"I have no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movements."
"At times I have the strong urge to do something harmful or shocking."
Whoever said truth was stranger than fiction wasn’t lying.