Thursday, May 25, 2006


Poor Form

God spare me from these trendy companies and their application forms. I applied for a job today, and the first question on the form was:

'What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?'

I have little idea how to answer that. I don't even know why they care. I struggled since most of mine have been illegal in some shape or form.

One of the others was:

'To what lengths would you go to get this job?'

Again, how do you answer that? I told them I would pay them a small fee for it. In retrospect, that might have been a mistake, but I'd had a few drinks when I filled it in. Let's hope that they aren't actually allowed to follow through on that. I think they were hoping applicants would write something about taking their clothes off and doing star jumps outside the entrance, but bugger that.

Feel free to tell me how you would have answered those if you like.

Maybe it's like that movie where the crooks were sent a letter saying they'd won a prize, then when they all rocked up they were nicked.

I advise you to say nothing.
'What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?'

- Lie about my qualifications to get a job.

'To what lengths would you go to get this job?'

- I would need only to list my manifold qualifications and the job would be mine.
I also forgot to say that jobs requiring you to perform in some way annoy me. It's actually quite a good way to separate the qualified from the talented but I don't like being expected to be 'on' and be judged for that.
Tony: wasn't that real life?

'What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?'
i put down the word cunt in a scrabble tournament to fetch a score of 28

'To what lengths would you go to get this job?'
Tony - Can you remember what it was called? That sounds well good!

Matt - I love that first idea. Ishould have put that, especially since I don't really want the job.

I really do hate these naff questions that appear to simply be in order to pick out who is 'trendy' and who isn't.

MattyG - I reckon I'd only do the 200. It's not that good a job, after all!

Thanks for the link, by the way! I found that very funny.
What would you do for a Klondike bar?
I dunno - what's one of those? Is it a nugget of gold?
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