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The job interview.
We're trying a new interview technique. It's called "laddering".
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'Let me get this straight: The job comes with a full health care package? Including a dental plan? Impressive! What kind of salary are we talking?'
'No room in this firm for second raters.'
'I saw your profile on Linksin.'
'I asked you to bring your c.v.'
'Thanks for stopping in. Don't call us, our database will contact your database.'
'Why did you leave your last job?'
"I see you're of good character."
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'Very impressive. Do you have any post-kindergarten education?'
'We're looking for a real go-getter - and a bringer-backer.'
'We want someone we can count on to stick around a while. You keep jumping from job to job.'
'Good resume - although the special effects seem a little over-the-top.'
'Don't have references. Would you accept accomplices?'
'You're not at all qualified. Thanks for coming in and wasting my time. We'll let you know by the end of the week.'
'I see from your resume, that you have lost two jobs due to tardiness.'
"Please, feel free to disagree."
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'You know when people have been good or bad - you'd be perfect for our data mining team!'
'Strangest interview I've ever been on. To see if I was a team player, he asked me to spot him a twenty.'
'So, I see you're a good listener.'
"Sorry, I'm looking for someone with a twinkle in the eye."
'I'm sorry, but you haven't got the job.'
'Experience is not a plus, because we don't want you to know what you'll be doing.'
'Before we start, you should know that I do not have a sense of humour.'