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I always feel quite embarrassed when I have to ask the Indian subway employees to repeat themselves multiple times. I couldn't even imagine how bad that situation must have been.

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I always feel quite embarrassed when I have to ask the Indian subway employees to repeat themselves multiple times. I couldn't even imagine how bad that situation must have been.

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Actually it is the company's fault. You should never hire people to do telephone customer service (I'm looking at you Dell and Microsoft) or interviews. The interviewer needs to be able to convey a clear question for the prospective employee. This is not fair to the prospective employee (who could lose out on a position they would be great in) or the company (who could lose out on a wonderful employee who could really help the company).

Honestly, if this is a company they should have someone else conducting interviews. People who are interviewing for a job are already nervous and stressed, the last thing you need is to be worried about understanding your interviewer. Sorry OP.

I'm not sure if this would be considered socially acceptable aka idk if would have hurt your chances even further but upon realizing she had such a thick accent you should have been upfront with her about not being good with accents (while apologizing profusely). this might initiate her to slow down a bit and pronounce her words a little bit more deliberately as a result. at least in theory that is what she might do. or she might have gotten someone else to interview you maybe if it's a medium

Oh jeez, I'm so sorry to hear that OP. I personally have a huge problem hearing and understanding what people are saying if they have an accent, deep voice, stutter, or are talking quietly. Sometimes even people that speak normally, I just have a hard time registering what someone may have said or thinj they said something different. The best thing I find that you can do in a situation like that is be honest with the people you're talking to and tell them that, because for me when I try talking

I feel your pain, OP. I'm really terrible with accents and it makes situations terribly awkward. But honestly, you should've just told her that you're having trouble understanding her while apoligizing ofc.

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