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Good one Bev. Well done to you and the actors. It's so sad that the joker dude with the high self opinion probably would get the job. Telling bigoted jokes is seen as less of an issue than wanting an animated bird on your desk.
Bev, that was very interesting. I believe I will be thinking about that video for days. I recently read an article about Zappos and how they hire people based on specific criteria. One being that they know how to have fun and even bring a sense of "weirdness" to the job. I think working with your bird might qualify. I personally think its awesome. I wonder what Zappos would think?
I agree Bev. All your videos are great and this is the best one you've made so far. It seems when both people are in that environment, the guy telling the bigoted jokes gets talked to while the other one gets talked about.
Seriously, though, who does NOT want to share an office with a parrot? What is *wrong* with these people?:PIt must be another sad case of Parrot Antipathy Disorder. Tey're really brave to carry on with their livs, but should pople wth such profound... differences really be allowed to work in such responsible positions.
"Once I managed to get a copier home."HIRED! Dreams big. Check. Initiative. Check. Resourceful. Double check!How do you NOT appreciate the abilities of someone that can manage to get a photocopier out of the office and home. :)P.S. "He works with me." LOL. I've worked at places where that would NOT be a problem. Yeah, I wish more places were like that.
Brilliant!I've had jobs where people could get away with gigantic screw ups that cost the company a lot of money just because they were "people's persons."
I love your coworkers.
Yes, the people I work with are a lot of fun; they are very generous to help me out with these, and talented actors too. Some are a little worried about being typecast as insensitive oafs...and that joker dude, he is bad news!
The actors are really your coworkers? Supremely cool.
I'm hoping the job was "obnoxious telemarketer." If so, he may be the right choice! Taking satire seriously (one of my weaknesses), the first three characters are somewhat over the top (although I've heard answers nearly as bad), but to quickly address the fourth character's answers:VERY good answer as to weaknesses. If the position was telemarketer, she's probably out, (and I'd probably ask why she was applying for that particular job.) However, if she's qualified for the job, good employers will see that she knows herself very well and is honest about what appropriate accommodations would be necessary for her to perform at her best.The answer to "strengths" was not so good. The interviewer can tell from your resume that you have two degrees and meet all the qualifications. That's why you have the interview. If she asks for your strengths relating to the job, tell her something like: This job as a copyeditor requires great attention to detail, and it's my ability to see small details which has helped me be successful in school and in previous jobs. My last boss even had me proofread her important emails, because spellcheck is not reliable, and I am.BTW, if you talked your coworkers into acting and coordinated this, you ARE a people-person. There are a lot of different kinds of people-people.
"I'm a people person!"Hahahahaha! This is so funny! And it illustrates perfectly why the job market is so discriminatory. They ask for "people skills" even if the job doesn't involve socialization. Then the boss gets mad at his workers when they're yakking instead of working. You get what you ask for...
It looked real! Very good, at first I thought it was genuine!
Hey! I recognize some of those people. I swear the bald guy used to work with me. They had to let him go, though.
Very good. I would hire you. But I don't like people stealing or socialising all the time and telling unpleasant bigotted jokes. But thats just me? xx
This rings true for me, especially the "people person" part. They kept giving me Myers-Briggs personality tests and I didn't get a job until I cheated -- er, consciously distorted my judgment in order to achieve a predetermined result -- to test as an Extrovert. Introverts need not apply.
Wow, very good video!
I have to admit that job meetings are going to be purgatory for me as an autistic! You really detailed how an Aspie feels about meetings!
I can't believe it, but even when I worked in a laboratory, it wasn't people with attention to detail that succeeded. It was the ones that made the off-colour jokes and blabbed all the time. Your video was spot-on!
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