When your interviewer is a bit off the wall
Weird and not so wonderful, but also funny.
“During an interview for a job that was effectively the office skivvy, I was asked to write the letter Y. Apparently, handwriting that features excessive ‘looping’ indicates deviousness. I didn’t get the job, but I’m pretty sure my Ys are trustworthy.” – Lucy, 29
“I was asked, in total seriousness, ‘What’s your star sign?’ They didn’t want to upset office equilibrium. I didn’t get the job, as Leos are apparently too fiery.” – Bex, 31
“I applied for a role at a sci-fi publisher. Their first question was, ‘How do you turn a Ferengi [an alien from Star Trek] on?’ I answered correctly (‘tickle his ears’), but failed the other 20 questions. I felt like I’d failed a pub quiz more than an interview.” – Nikki, 35