Employers Share the Most Bizarre Questions They Ever Got from Job Applicants

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At the end of most every interview, the employer will ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is where candidates gets to probe about the job, company, and management style.

A Reddit user posed this question:  “Employers of Reddit, what’s the most memorable ‘Do you have any questions’ question you’ve received in an interview?'” and some of these are quite bizarre…

10. Asking for feedback

“The first question he was asked was, ‘How was my interview?’ Openly asking for feedback to improve sent a good message.” — AeonArcore

9. This is pretty clever

“[They asked], ‘Do you have any hesitation in hiring me today?'” — wickedc0ntender

8. Please read the job description before applying

“I was interviewing a young woman for an engineering position. She said she had an engineering degree, had recently graduated, and had no experience. I would have hired her, until she asked, ‘Is there any math involved? I’m not very good in math.'” — BPP1943

7. When you have no clue what profession you majored in

“We were interviewing candidates for a software developer job. One of the applicants asked how much computer use was involved.” — Outrageous_Disk

6. Red flag

“[They asked], ‘How often would I be able to leave early?'” — PhydeauxFido

5. Badass candidate

“Most memorable would be when the person I was interviewing asked me, ‘If another company offered you the same salary for the same job to quit and come work for them, would you take it and why/why not?'” — PhydeauxFido

4. Getting ahead of himself…

“A fresh-out-of school kid with no experience interviewed at a high-tech company and asked ‘How many people will I be managing?’ Not sure what he thought ‘entry-level position’ meant.” — Finnerite

3. Seems fair?

“[They asked], ‘Is it possible to try the job for two weeks — to see if I like it?’ That one kinda baffled me. She didn’t want to take another job and quit early because it would look bad on her resume.” — shadyotter

2. OMG, what?

“[An applicant] asked and said, ‘At what point do we protest vaccinations?’ I looked at my superior who was stunned. They were not hired.” — my-own-grandfather

1. There’s a better way to ask this…

“I was interviewing a young engineer for an engineering position. He said he had an engineering degree and several engineering jobs in two years. He asked me, ‘How much will you pay me? My other bosses never paid me what I’m worth.'” — BPP1943

There’s actually some useful advice in here, if you ignore all the terrible questions people asked for some reason.