06 March 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 3rd Edition

13 Phrases I have actually heard while interviewing for office help for our agency! (I put my own thoughts in the parenthesis!)
  1. I can't work on Tuesdays or Thursdays because I have to go to court ordered anger management. (what!?!?!?!)
  2. I don't like insurance. (no problem...that is all we do around here!)
  3. I don't deal with kids! (can she not tell that I am very pregnant and that this is a FAMILY business!)
  4. I'm not really interested in learning about insurance stuff, I just need a job. (great, I was just looking for someone to give money to!)
  5. I can't multi task and don't want to learn how. (why are you interviewing???)
  6. I don't do personal anything.
  7. I don't see the point in buying car insurance. (that's what pays our bills! and it is the state law!!! ugh.)
  8. Will I need to come to work every day? (ummm...no, can I just mail you the paycheck for no reason!)
  9. Do I have to learn a bunch about insurance? (nope, you can just sit here and look pretty!)
  10. I's (I is) great on da (the) phone. (sounds like it!)
  11. Can I get paid sick time...cause I'm sick a lot. (let me think about that...um, no!)
  12. I have school classes on Tuesday and Thursday but I don't go very much. (ummm...responsibility?)
  13. I guess I could do some stuff around your office. (huh? maybe like WORK!)

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Unknown said...

Ah yes interview excuses and odd requests, remember them well.
Very good theme for today.
Excellent TT13 and I hope you will pop by the Cafe and check out mine.

Brenda said...

Hi, the fact that people really do say things like that makes them even more hilarious! Have a great day!

Dette said...

OMG - doesn't it make you wonder what they must be thinking to make those statements OUT LOUD?!

lol - too funny. And I wanted to thank you for your answers to my T13 post! Wasn't sure if you're an Entrecard holder, but if not, I will surely link to your site from mine.

If you are participating in Entrecard though, please let me knkow what e-mail address I can send y ou 100 EC to. My e-mail is danceofmotherhood@gmail.com

By the way - I just read Red Tent 2 months ago - LOVED it!! Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Just. Wow. Hopefully you got at least ONE qualified person out of the interviewing.

Happy TT!

Nissa said...

Those are great! I can't believe the things that come out of people's mouths sometimes! And on an interview?! Wow!

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Stacy said...

That is just too funny. I wonder if any of those people ever found a job.

Melissa said...

Man...all I can say is....WOW! People come on!

Sandy M said...

That is so funny. Great list!

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Wow, there are some real winners out there aren't there!

Makes for a funny list though ;-)

Harris Channing said...

What a terrific list! You made me laugh! Did you fill the position?

Im gud on the kumputer...puls I nead a jobe.

Helena said...

LOL, to the list and to Harri's comment. I really started being a mail carrier to just look pretty, I am waiting for that day to come, LOL great list!!

Cynthia said...

Wow, just wow!

Anonymous said...

I can believe all those! I must have interviewed 100+ people for jobs over the course of several years, and I used to think to myself "Now I've heard everything!" but of course I never had!

Shari said...

I love #11 - cause I'm sick a lot. (That sounds like the one to hire.)