Serious business

By Anonymous - 02/01/2023 15:00

Toda, while I was on a Zoom interview for a potential new career, one of my family members screamed, "Well that's a kick in the dick!" It was so loud, the recruiter immediately told me to have a nice day and abruptly ended the interview. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 132
You deserved it 147

Same thing different taste

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Well that sucks... but still, the interviewer should realize you can't necessarily help/control your home situation during an interview. Yes you can tell people to keep it down because you're doing something important, but that doesn't mean they'll listen. The idiot in the background should have no reflection on you as a potential employee.

MamaChey 24

Having hired plenty of people over the years, I’d say it depends on the situation. If OP is interviewing for a work at home position, where they’re on the telephone or zoom meetings, all day, that would be a hard no for me

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Looks like you got kicked in the dick. Hope your family member who screamed can cover your share of the rent since your unemployment is ongoing.

Well that sucks... but still, the interviewer should realize you can't necessarily help/control your home situation during an interview. Yes you can tell people to keep it down because you're doing something important, but that doesn't mean they'll listen. The idiot in the background should have no reflection on you as a potential employee.

MamaChey 24

Having hired plenty of people over the years, I’d say it depends on the situation. If OP is interviewing for a work at home position, where they’re on the telephone or zoom meetings, all day, that would be a hard no for me

And that’s why most doors have locks…

Locked doors don’t matter if the walls are thin

Sonotsuave 35
ODBeefalo 10

someone in the house was yelling. so the mic picked it up and therefore headphones are not the issue. unless you mean using the old hack of speaking into one if the headphones as a mic... but that would look bad since it means you likely don't have a mic.