From the files of you can’t make this s**t up: I applied at the Hallmark in Gateway for a sales job, figuring that they were willing to work around school hours and I NEED to get out of this house or I’ll turn into a depressed zombie creature and lose brain cells. Something mindless and out in the world sounded just fine.
Part of their screening process is a personality assessment they have all applicants take. The manager interviewed me and then gave it to me to take while she left the room. I read through it, thought a minute, thought another minute, looked carefully and put the pencil down.
She returned and asked if I was done with it. I said I couldn’t take it.
Manager: “Why not? It’s a requirement for employment here (attitude showing). It will just show how honest you are and how suited you are for the job.”
Me: “Yes, I know.”
Me: “I really can’t. It would be totally unethical.”
Manager: “You have an ethical problem with taking a test everyone who’s ever worked here has taken? Why pray tell? What makes you so special that you can’t take it?”
Utter silence ensues. A coupla times, she starts to speak then stops.
Finally, she asks, “If you went to grad school and did stuff like this why do you want to work here?”
Me: “I wanted something mindless, but this is really too f**ing stupid even for that.”
And I got up and walked down a couple stores to the Wine & Spirits shop. I hear they give you a discount.