Friday, September 29, 2017


“Could you give us an example of when you had to act quickly showing proactivity?" the young lady interviewer asked the candidate the standard question while the older colleague nodded.

 "Yes” Igor responded, “I retained a Platinum client who threatened to rip his membership card; he spent a lot of money in the company hotels and was very upset: I called him straight away, gave him half of what he demanded and cooled him off. Losing him would have been a disaster, I got a commendation for that by the way".

The 2 lady examiners nodded, pleased with that response.

Igor started to believe he was close to getting the job.

"One last question and we are done" the older lady interviewer said, "can you tell us if you ever took an initiative that made your boss change a decision turning out to be beneficial for the company? "

Igor's facial expression changed drastically, "What the fuck is this? "

Both ladies got shocked, “I beg your pardon?” said the older one.

"Why don’t you ask the appropriate question: can you fit into this role? Can you become our puppy, never discuss the guidelines that come from above? Be a performer? Not question incomprehensible choices? Be like those 2 fat cows who drink our shitty coffee 3 times a day as if it tasted good? If you convince us and if you prove it in the next 6 month-probation you will become a proud member of our living dead company!”

The two ladies stared at the guy in disbelief.

“Why did you apply for this job if you see things that way?”

The answer came in a flash “because I need the money. and because God hates us all”...