A job interview goes both ways. You are trying to see if you want to work for the company just as much as they are trying to work for you.
We’ve said it time and time again, but job interviews are just the absolute worst. They’re the ultimate facade of our society, with both parties putting on their bravest face in order to sell themselves to the other. The interviewee is often trying to sell how loyal and confident they are. The interviewer, on the other hand, sells their dominance and superiority.
I’ll admit, somehow, we need to find a way to vet candidates and make the appropriate selection. But is this it? Is this the penultimate manifestation of this process?
I’ll count myself fortunate to work in a space where a graphic T-Shirt will win you more points than a three-piece suit. How I Met Your Mother’s Barney might disagree, but suits are an absolute abomination.
Anyways, back to the point and away from the Millennial urge to make a HIMYM reference in every post -It’s no secret that there has been a massive trend of people sharing stories online regarding walking out of interviews.
The trend follows in the wake of the Great Resignation and the rise of a demand for better working conditions on forums and subs like Reddit’s r/antiwork.
There have even been legitimate articles being published about this kind of thing. Alison Green at Slate has just published this article about the mystery of the “Remoteless” remote job.
No, we’re not affiliated with Slate in any way. I’m an appreciator, just to save you the comment. Anyways, scroll on and enjoy this collection of posts.