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I had an interview yesterday with the CEO of a startup going into Series A for the position of Principal Developer, remote. I've only ever heard of 'tech-bros', but I was unfortunate to meet one in-person. It went something like this:

CEO-bro: Good morning.
Me: Morning.
CEO-bro: It says here on your resume you live in X. That place is a shithole, and I have to look down on you because of that, bro. LoL.
Me: ......
(40 minutes of self-promotion pass)
CEO-bro: Anyway, we don't pay high salaries but offer bonuses for high performing staff instead. I'll ask HR to send you an offer.
Me: Let me think about it.
CEO-bro: One question bro. You have siblings?
Me: One.
CEO-bro: Parents still alive?
Me: No...what?!
CEO-bro: Yeah, me too. People like us don't let anything get in the way.

I wrote them an email this morning withdrawing my application 🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • 29
    Withdrawing is better than rejecting.

    You did the right thing. CEOs of Series A are truly awful people riding high on their egos.
  • 12
    @Floydimus I couldn't decide if I was offended, sad or both. Anyway, I came to the conclusion the company's culture would probably be toxic.
  • 9
    @saintograph Yes, dude was waving a red flag in your face. Good that you chickened out.
  • 10
    @saintograph that's a fair assessment considering it sounds like you were interviewed by the Toxic Avenger himself.
  • 20
    Always tap to read more when I see a rant on "interviewed by CEO". Never been disappointed...
  • 2
    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

    Mark Twain
  • 7
    Correct answer: Yeah, sadly had to kill them - they interrupted my flow too often.
  • 1
    How is that person even have a Series A? You dodge a bullet there
  • 1
    @nachocode people often confuse being an asshole with confidence. A lot of total douchebags can get very far just by talking.
  • 0
    The fuckety fuck?
  • 1
    ok, I will check
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