A successful job interview might help you start a new profession and pursue your aspirations. However in this story, the interview didn’t go well between the interviewer and the candidate. Read the story and let us know how you would handle this situation.
I (f27) went to a job interview for a potential job opportunity at this company. The interviewer, we’ll call him “Eddie” (30ish) welcomed me into the office and had me sit down. First thing he did was look at my CV then started asking me questions that seemed a little too personal and unrelated to the job. like if I was in a relationship, whether my eye color was “real” or just ‘lenses”, also asked about how I spend my time when “alone” and what type of dudes I like. Like legit personal questions.
Don’t know if he was testing how I react but I kept it cool til he asked me the question of what my greatest weakness was. I responded by saying “keeping up with your inappropriate questions and answering them politely!”. He looked at me upset and then told me I had an “attitude”. it was clear that the interview was over. He told me I didn’t get the job which I found unfair because I don’t think I deserved to lose the job over what? nothing. I got into an argument with him then told him I was going to report him.
I went to speak to the supervisor and filed a complaint against Eddie. The supervisor apologized to me and tried to reschedule a new interview but I was hesitant about it. Later I was told that Eddie got fired which made me feel guilty. My mom and dad agreed that his questions were inappropriate but said that I went too far by reporting him and having him fired.
Eddie tried contacting me via email saying that what I did could’ve been resolved between us and even said he would have arranged a new interview for me but I “ruined” it for myself and cost him his job. Did I go too far here?
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