At the beginning of an interview...

HR girl: You know, that position you applied is already taken but I found some similar in our company.
Me: Uhm, ok?
HRG: What about this one? It's some programming... *pointing at some IT position regarding db maintenance* Do you want to try that?
Me: Sure, why not.

I was applying to student position at embedded firmware development at the time. I did some school project with MySQL but it was few years back and I happily forgot most about it.
Anyway, story continues.

IT manager: Hi, I heard you want to join our lines.
Me: That is what I heard as well.
IT: Eh?
Me: I came for completely different position actually.
IT: Uhm, ok. We have standardised test, let's see what you can do.

It was some basic stuff for db guys but I was totally lost. I was done after 3 minutes returning nearly blank paper.
We shaked hands, both agreed this is not well fit for me and I went away.

After this botched attempt HR girl remembered that there is another team looking for embedded developer students. I was accepted.

Corporates are marvelous.

  • 17
    At least she was trying!
  • 4
    @Gregozor2121 If only jobs would pay us based on our effort and not something silly like our accomplishments.
  • 2

    Life is full of compromises. In industry it is more important to get the product going as fast as possible. I didnt mentioned it to show that effort should be primary basis for a salary but to point out that she was acting nice and that is what matters. Trying to help and show that you care is better that being rude from the beggining.
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