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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 05:02 PM
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17. What kind of a question is that?
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 05:03 PM by cornermouse
They plan to fire you before they even hire you?

My answer would probably be the truth: "I don't know". I suppose its possible that they want you to answer that this would never happen because you are such a superior employee.

If I was offered a job elsewhere I'd take it if I were you. Alternatively, with a question like that from the interviewer, if I didn't already have another job and was offered this job, I would accept and keep sending out my resume.
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  -How would you answer this job interview question? drm604  Jul-29-05 04:52 PM   #0 
  - Here's what I'd say.  mutley_r_us   Jul-29-05 04:53 PM   #1 
  - I like that answer! n/t  drm604   Jul-29-05 05:00 PM   #9 
  - What the hell kind of stupid question is that?  flamingyouth   Jul-29-05 04:54 PM   #2 
  - What's a Tortoise?  DS1   Jul-29-05 04:55 PM   #3 
  - RE: "What's a Tortoise?"  drm604   Jul-29-05 04:58 PM   #7 
     - ahhh  DS1   Jul-29-05 05:00 PM   #8 
        - Oh, I know enough not to use that as a response.  drm604   Jul-29-05 05:03 PM   #20 
           - Actually, I was going to go with the zen answer  DS1   Jul-29-05 05:06 PM   #21 
              - Actually,  drm604   Jul-29-05 05:13 PM   #25 
  - "Because you realize my skills are a threat to your job safety"  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-29-05 04:56 PM   #4 
  - I also like that answer! n/t  drm604   Jul-29-05 05:01 PM   #10 
  - Great Answer?  Sequoia   Jul-29-05 05:01 PM   #13 
     - Well of course it's a smart ass answer!  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-29-05 05:03 PM   #19 
  - Don't Take the Job  SoDesuKa   Jul-29-05 04:57 PM   #5 
  - "Don't take the job" is an easy answer  drm604   Jul-29-05 05:10 PM   #22 
  - Interviews are not about you revealing your strengths...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Jul-29-05 04:58 PM   #6 
  - Weaknesses  LeftyMom   Jul-29-05 05:19 PM   #29 
  - That's what I was suggesting...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Jul-29-05 05:27 PM   #32 
  - Ding! Ding! Ding!   Jul-29-05 05:34 PM   #38 
  - My weaknesses are..."  serryjw   Jul-29-05 10:50 PM   #43 
  - tell him....  Parrcrow   Jul-29-05 05:01 PM   #11 
  - I had one yesterday.  Sannum   Jul-29-05 05:01 PM   #12 
  - Because you do not like decisive hard working people  OhioBlues   Jul-29-05 05:02 PM   #14 
  - I'd have politely told the interviewer that  LibDemAlways   Jul-29-05 05:02 PM   #15 
  - Fond memories  serryjw   Jul-29-05 10:58 PM   #44 
  - I've heard those kind of questions before.  johnnie   Jul-29-05 05:02 PM   #16 
  - What kind of a question is that?  cornermouse   Jul-29-05 05:02 PM   #17 
  - Caue I fart too much....  WCGreen   Jul-29-05 05:03 PM   #18 
  - I don't think there is a good answer  Spinzonner   Jul-29-05 05:10 PM   #23 
  - That "response" is just perfect.  mcscajun   Jul-29-05 05:28 PM   #34 
  - "That would be because you confused me with that lazy-ass Smitty in  fob   Jul-29-05 05:12 PM   #24 
  - "Because I'm showing YOU up and YOUR boss is pissed at YOU"  BiggJawn   Jul-29-05 05:14 PM   #26 
  - It's a really stupid question  rock   Jul-29-05 05:15 PM   #27 
  - Here's my response.  WeRQ4U   Jul-29-05 05:18 PM   #28 
  - Because someone less qualified, but more closely related  hickman1937   Jul-29-05 05:21 PM   #30 
  - LOL!  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-29-05 05:28 PM   #33 
     - And charge him for the housework.  hickman1937   Jul-29-05 05:34 PM   #37 
  - I would say, I can't know the answer to that question because if the job  nothingshocksmeanymore   Jul-29-05 05:25 PM   #31 
  - That's probably the closest answer to being the "right" answer   Jul-29-05 05:33 PM   #36 
  - Yes, I think something like that might be good.  drm604   Jul-29-05 10:30 PM   #42 
  - This is at best poorly worded, but there are two "gotcha" type questions   Jul-29-05 05:30 PM   #35 
  - Why are these 'helpful' ?  Spinzonner   Jul-29-05 05:42 PM   #41 
  - There is no good answer, and is it legal to ask ?  Catchawave   Jul-29-05 05:36 PM   #39 
  - Because you caught me in bed with your wife :)  nothingshocksmeanymore   Jul-29-05 05:37 PM   #40 
  - convince them as to why terminating you would be a bad idea.  spacelady   Jul-29-05 11:05 PM   #45 
  - I would say  Kenneth ken   Jul-29-05 11:08 PM   #46 
  - Why would we be back here...?  Lurking_Argyle   Jul-29-05 11:19 PM   #47 

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