Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

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Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:44 pm

I got a call after an OCI which I let go to voicemail, telling me to call the recruitment desk to setup a callback interview. So I called, and after setting a time/date, the woman asked me something like, "Do you have any preference about having a LGBT or minority interviewer?" I wasn't expecting the question, and I said I'd prefer if there were none of either. She didn't say anything for, legit, 10 seconds. I'm not even exaggerating. Ten seconds of silence, then she said, "OK, thank you," and hung up. I got the confirmation email for the callback interview a few minutes later.

I thought it was a legitimate answer to give but apparently not. Should I even show up?

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby dreakol » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got a call after an OCI which I let go to voicemail, telling me to call the recruitment desk to setup a callback interview. So I called, and after setting a time/date, the woman asked me something like, "Do you have any preference about having a LGBT or minority interviewer?" I wasn't expecting the question, and I said I'd prefer if there were none of either. She didn't say anything for, legit, 10 seconds. I'm not even exaggerating. Ten seconds of silence, then she said, "OK, thank you," and hung up. I got the confirmation email for the callback interview a few minutes later.

I thought it was a legitimate answer to give but apparently not. Should I even show up?


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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Haymarket » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:47 pm

Wow. I legitimately laughed for a while at this. Jesus Christ.

You should still show up, I mean because who knows what could happen. But holy fuck what a retarded thing to say.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:47 pm

If this isn't a flame, I would email her, tell her you're afraid you mis-spoke, and you meant you OF COURSE meant you didn't have a preference.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:07 pm

Protip: remember not to wear your Confederate flag lapel pin to the callback.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby presh » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:17 pm

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Ozymandias » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:17 pm

Holy shit.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:21 pm

Anonymous, thank you for this post. This made my week.
Even if it's made up, it's creative.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby nevdash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:25 pm

Well at least you didn't end the conversation with "Heil Hitler."

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby JJW » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:26 pm

Now s/he gets to interview with Bubba.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby joemoviebuff » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:29 pm

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby crit_racer » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:30 pm

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby fatduck » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:30 pm

alright i changed my mind. anonymous threads can stay.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby socraticmethodman » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:33 pm

lulz

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby stratocophic » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:34 pm

#1 TLS OP of all time

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Tom Joad » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:35 pm

2012. Is honesty still the best policy?

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby RPK34 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:38 pm

"No, no thank you. I'll take the straight whites. And no women if possible."

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Although that was the exact wrong answer, what a weird fucking question.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got a call after an OCI which I let go to voicemail, telling me to call the recruitment desk to setup a callback interview. So I called, and after setting a time/date, the woman asked me something like, "Do you have any preference about having a LGBT or minority interviewer?" I wasn't expecting the question, and I said I'd prefer if there were none of either. She didn't say anything for, legit, 10 seconds. I'm not even exaggerating. Ten seconds of silence, then she said, "OK, thank you," and hung up. I got the confirmation email for the callback interview a few minutes later.

I thought it was a legitimate answer to give but apparently not. Should I even show up?


I want to feel sorry for you because I'm socially awkward and misspeak all the time, but I just can't.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby akili » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:04 pm

Fake or real, I laughed a lot.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:07 pm

Flame. You know why?

"Possible callback faux pas."

But yeah, dat dere is funny.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Although that was the exact wrong answer, what a weird fucking question.

They were trying to find out if he was gay or a minority. But yes, the formulation was awkward.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby presh » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:43 pm

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby eandy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:50 pm

If I were LGBT, I would want to talk to someone at the firm who shares that to get a sense of how it's treated there culturally.

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Re: Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:52 pm

Most of my callbacks asked re this issue




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