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

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.