Bill Hance on 12 Feb 2009 09:08:27 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT (but not really): Tough Interview questions

  I recently interviewed for a Linux job in Horsham which was only going
to last for 6 months. The interviewer jokingly said that he would take
me outside and kick my ass if I left before the 6 months was up. He was
dropping F-bombs and making comments you wouldn't say in front of your
mother throughout the interview. I wasn't offended, but thought it was
quite odd behavior for a job interview.

  I'm still looking for a Linux or Solaris admin position.

> Hot dang,  this is getting to be an interesting thread. And thanks for
> the replies.
> I think Toby feels my frustration.
> I guess I was a little frustrated by the questions because they are
> either you know or don't know. Example: What is the color of "Calcium"
> at absolute zero --
> By luck if you know it ..great, but if you don't you aren't qualified
> for the job -- I felt like that from the Interviewer.
> Its interesting to hear other people's interviewing stories.
> Fortunarely, its good to see managers want a person who can solve
> problems and explain their experience then just knowing the answer.
> Thanks again!

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