Job interviews are kind of uncomfortable no matter which way you look at them, but when you get inappropriate and weird questions thrown your way, things get even more uncomfortable.
But, that’s unfortunately what happens sometimes when you go in hoping to land a job.
It’s time to get weird and inappropriate…
Here are some quality responses from AskReddit users.
1. Testing you…
“I was asked over the span of about five questions if I would let employees steal.
“What would you do if you saw a customer walk out the door with product?” “I would tell the manager and not confront them” (the correct answer for almost all retail companies, but not this one apparently)
“What if it was your store? ‘Gmony Retailers’ and you are the manager?” “I would try to stop them or call the cops”
“What if it was an employee trying to steal something really cheap like a $1 water bottle?” “I wouldn’t let them steal so I’d tell a manager”
“What if they have been having family troubles and their checks haven’t come in so they have no money but need that water” “I would offer to pay for them so they don’t feel like they have to steal”
“What if you left your wallet at home that day?”
What am I even supposed to say to that???”
2. Just looking for a job, buddy.
“This was quite a while ago, and I was interviewing for a janitorial position at a private middle school.
The interview was going well. The interviewer was asking me why I wanted to work there, what my previous job experience was, etc. The bog standard interview questions.
Out of absolutely nowhere, he asks ” You’re not attracted to underage girls, are you?”. I was taken aback for a moment, and just sort of stared at him waiting for clarification.
I think it only occurred to him after having said it how weird the question was, and he quickly started to give some context. Turns out the previous janitor had attempted some sexual advances on some underage students.
I was just there to sweep the floors for some cash. Not commit a felony.”
3. That’s outrageous.
“What are the chances of you leaving your spouse if we relocate you? You mean… for a period of time until we figure out our living situation? No, I mean would you divorce him if you had to move to, say Europe, for the job?
Also, this was a local advertising agency. They didn’t even have that many national clients.
But also, the interviewer then continuously called and messaged me for days after I declined their offer. So I don’t know.”
“I had a guy end my interview by asking me what my favorite ABBA song was. I was so caught off guard and honestly kind of creeped out, because I couldn’t figure out how he knew that I loved ABBA.
I found out later that when he spoke to my references, he asked them to tell him something about me that wasn’t on my resume, and my old boss told him that I was a huge ABBA fan.”
5. Sweating bullets.
“First question of an interview: “Wait, aren’t you the guy who owes me that thousand dollars?”
Realized after three of the longest seconds in my life that he was joking, but boy that caught me off guard.”
6. What a dick.
“I had an adversarial interview once.
Passed the skills interview and was sent on to the guy who would be my manager if I got the job. He made a big show of throwing my resume in the trash and told me the next best use would be to “wipe his ass with it” since he went to Yale and I didn’t, and why did I think I deserved the job?
I didn’t say anything, just got up and walked out. (This was at AIG, remember them? Lol).”
7. Don’t worry about it.
“”What does your father do for work?”
I was like 24 years old…pretty sure he was seeing how little he could pay me.
8. Excuse me?
“Would I be ok with going shirtless?
Small private casino company that mostly did charity fake money events with prizes like champagne and chocolates. Corporate gigs etc.
I was hired as a blackjack croupier and thats the job I went for, advertised as above. Corporate events and charity events, dealing blackjack. Must be good with people (if you knew me that would make your gut bust).
The woman interviewing me, gave me the job, then asked would I be willing to wear just collars and cuffs like a male stripper.
Turns out they also did stag and hen nights and would ask new employees if they’d like to be considered for those shifts. But it requires the women to wear bikinis and men to wear only collars and cuffs, no shirt but wearing dress pants. They paid twice the rate for it.
Was not expecting that question I can be honest.”
9. Well, that’s a funny story…
“I was asked if I’d ever had sex with animals. That question certainly caught me off guard.
This was for a job as a Sheriffs deputy.”
10. Really getting the third degree.
“I was a private nanny.
I have been asked many questions that wouldn’t be considered appropriate in any other job interview. I’ve been asked: How often I shower. Whether I have ever been to a therapist/psychiatrist. If I am promiscuous. If I have ever had an affair with an employer. How much I typically eat in a day.
Do I have a partner. What religion I am. Whether I was gay or straight. If I had ever been bribed or had anyone ever attempt to bribe me. Whether I had ever taken nude pictures. Etc.
Not all in the same interview.”
” Can you make your breasts smaller? They might be a distraction for some of our patients here.” This was at a hospital. And I wasn’t wearing anything provocative, I just have big boobs.
I didn’t get the job, they told me it was because I was too inexperienced.”
12. You FAILED.
“Lovers (an adult toy/accessories shop) handed me an elephant-sized, wiggly dildo and asked me to describe it.
You giggle you lose.
13. What’s more important to you?
“They asked me if I could stop my dialysis treatments so I can be more available.
Yeah Karen, let me just die for less that 15 an hour.”
14. A bear?
“Had an interviewer who unexpectedly asked me, what my spirit animal was at the end of the interview.
I didn’t know what to say but the first thing that popped out of my head was a bear because the thought of hibernating and being lazy on cold seasons sounds like something I’d do… it’s the most stupidest reply I could give.
He ended up being one of the best, if not the nicest and funniest boss I ever had.”
15. That’s classy.
“Listen I have nothing against hiring a chick for the job, but I can’t afford to have you go off on maternity leave, so are you planning on getting knocked up in the near future?”
16. Not getting hired for this one.
“I was once asked about my religious upbringing in a job. I’m a teacher. The new principal was apparently a heavy born-again Christian-type.
My friends who had recommended me for the position had not had similar questions with the previous principal and were completely shocked I was asked this question.”
I am not religious and did not get the job.”
Has anything like this ever happened to you during a job interview?
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