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Here are a few we found on our own:
An applicant stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.
During an interview the applicant wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time.
A balding candidate abruptly excused himself, and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.
An applicant asked to see the interviewer’s resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate.
The applicant announced she hadn’t had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer’s office — wiping the ketchup on her sleeve.
The interviewee stated that if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
The interviewee interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions.
The craziest “show” of my HR came when I asked the candidate about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap dancing around my office.