Did I done goof? Possible callback faux pas.

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

Postby Kronk » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:53 pm

You're fucked, so I suggest you ride this one out by showing up with a full suit, but also a mullet.

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

Postby nevdash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Kronk wrote:You're fucked, so I suggest you ride this one out by showing up with a full suit, but also a mullet.

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

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:56 pm

You need to find a way to bounce back strong. It is likely you will see this person at the reception desk when you walk in, so I'd try to loosen things up with a joke right off the bat.

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

Postby flcath » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:12 pm

I HAVE GOTTEN THIS QUESTION.

The actual question was (or at least was supposed to be, but got botched by the secretary) "would you like to speak to any LGBT/minority interviewers?" To which the appropriate response would be either (a) yes, I would like to speak to [one or the other], or (b) I don't mind (but I don't need to). The idea being if you're in one of those groups, you can ask about it.

As someone who says dumb shit on the reg, I'm lolling hard imagining the OP hanging up the phone, thinking for a second, and then closing his eyes as the realization of the fuckup comes flooding in.

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

Postby mths » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:08 pm

So

Freaking

Funny

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

Postby Lasers » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:42 pm

please tell me this is real life.

the real fuck up here is the answer. if you said a simple "no" to the question, you're fine. going so far as to say you'd "prefer if there were none of either"...wow.

yes OP, to answer your question, you dun goof'd.

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

Postby mths » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:00 pm

f7 wrote:
eandy wrote: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.

Your coworkers don't care which gender(s) you like to mash bits with in your spare time.

I dunno

I prefer gay men

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

Postby 02122015 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:02 pm

mths wrote:
f7 wrote:
eandy wrote: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.

Your coworkers don't care which gender(s) you like to mash bits with in your spare time.

I dunno

I prefer gay men

We know.
f7 wrote:Your coworkers don't care which gender(s) you like to mash bits with in your spare time.

I don't think it's so much about being worried that the gays are getting shunned at work. I think it's more about wondering if there are many gay people at the firm, whether they hang out, and maybe (if it's a secondary market) how the gay scene is in that market in general. I can think of valid reasons for wanting to chat with a gay employee that aren't related to "how homophobic is this firm?".

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

Postby Pokemon » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:03 pm

You did fine OP. There is no way a firm will not hire because of that. Just rock the interview and keep us updated.

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

Postby Ozymandias » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:07 pm

Pokemon wrote:You did fine OP.

What.

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

Postby TTH » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:07 am

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sorry bud. What a brainfart. I hope this wasn't your first choice firm or anything. Might as well go for legend status at the callback now.

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

Postby ben4847 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:20 am

This is a common ploy used by bigoted firms to weed out the LGBT applicants. Yours was the correct response. You've got the offer in the bag.

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

Postby zanda » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:37 am

Dumb question. Dumber answer. Sorry OP.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:43 am

I got something similar but at the end of the question she said "or no preference." I was already a bit nervous and could almost see myself making this same mistake. Instead I just said no preference, echoing her question, that would be the correct answer if asked (assuming you don't have a preference).

I'd say the best solution here is to email the HR person immediately, saying that you realize your response could have been taken as offensive, apologizing, stating that it wasn't your intent and that you have no preference but would be happy to meet with either.

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

Postby lawschoofoo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:51 am

Haymarket wrote: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.


Still laughing at this response.

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

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:07 pm

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:00 pm

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

Postby Ozymandias » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:03 pm

I think it's safe to remove "possible" from the title.

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

Postby PaulKriske » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:.



good thing you edited that one, anon.




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