Too late, Mr. Jenkins. You were an F7 back at question 2

This story is worth a read. It’s by someone who used to work in a call center, screening job applicants. Some choice quotes:

My favorite exchange that I had was this:

“Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”

“Uhmmm… I’m gonna need to switch phones.”


When I launched into the actual interview, it really pissed them off. They’d get furious that the freaking receptionist had the audacity to waste their time by … And then round about question 5 it would dawn on them that this was the interview.


By the time I got off the phone I wanted to douse myself with bleach and burn the headset. I went to the supervisor’s desk and explained that I’d just spent 20 minutes talking to a convicted child rapist. They said I could take a 15-minute break.

Thanks to Raymond Chen for posting the link.

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