Drinking before interviews

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Reiabuzz, May 23, 2018.

  1. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    It's been a tradition since I was 18 with mixed results. The foot modelling job was a particularly nasty one. Today however I've got a big interview for a job I do actually want and I've miss-timed it a bit. The interviews at 3.30 not 1.30 so now im stupendously pissed and about to go online (it's a skype one at least).

    Ever a good idea? Should I grow up? Or keep on the chardonnay for the next 20 mins?
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    have a pint of topshelf while you think about it
     
  3. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I would say it depends on what the industry is and how seriously you want to take the job.
     
  4. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Probably not

    Probably

    Probably not
     
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  5. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    You say all that but what if the job is in advertising? Being a pissed up twat is a pre-condition for employment and a nose bleed is also useful.
     
  6. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Sorry to be all sterny finger wagging at ya but really??? How could that ever be a good idea?
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i think it's a grand idea when reiabuzz does it
     
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  8. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Probably fine, as long as you aren't slurring. Problem is, I never think I'm slurring, even after 10 pints. It's always very obvious to sober people.

    I say get back on the chardonnay and see what happens.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    probably passed out during the interview
     
  10. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    You can always blame skype. Actually, you can probably blame that for the slurring too.
     
  11. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Is the job holding Stan's brushes? If so glug away!
     
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  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    little dab of speed should counteract the alcohol :thumbs:
     
  13. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    And some MDMA to round things out nicely. :cool:
     
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  14. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I once went to an interview stoned out of my tiny mind. Got the job and used to justify being stoned all day long at work by telling myself that they'd hired me stoned. Don't think I would have got the job drunk.
     
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  15. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Smashed it. I'm fairly sure that poor fucker thinks I'm the most charming, relaxed candidate so far. Laughed merrily at all his shit while sipping my 'tea'. Job's mine. Gotta keep it up though of course.
     
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  16. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    I once went an interview sonewhat "disoriented" by old school smuggled Absinthe.

    To this day I swear I was approached (whilst waiting to be called in) by a peroxide blonde lady dressed head to toe in black leather who asked me if I was waiting to be punished.

    It was an interview for art school to be fair though....
     
  17. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    How does one go about getting a foot modelling gig
     
  18. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    You're going to have to turn up to work pissed every day for as long as you work there now.
     
  19. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Isn't that what led to his seizure? :eek:
     
  20. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Not having feet like mine would be a massive start. :D
     
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  21. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    My dog licks my feet, she is patently an arbiter of good foot
     
  22. telbert

    telbert Do you like sponge?

    Fucking legend.:D:thumbs:
     
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  23. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    What kind of job requires just one interview and that being by Skype?

    This does not sound like a fussy employer.
     
  24. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I got a job in the UAE on this basis. Probably should have given me the warning signs I needed tbf.
     
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  25. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Well yes.

    I know people who have taken jobs abroad and they interviewed by Skype for the initial interview but they went out there for the second interview. These are well paid jobs mind.
     
  26. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Well I may have been slightly presumptuous, there’s still one more interview but this ones with a senior bod and in person. And they’ve actually suggested we do it over lunch, in a pub. Sorted.

    The foot modelling one, my ex was a fashion journo and they needed someone at short notice for a decent wedge. She called me while I was in the pub, an hour later I was surrounded by these French fuckers tutting and making what I can only assume were slightly nasty comments about the state of my feet so I ‘kicked’ one of them and walked out, got to keep the sandals though.
     
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  27. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    I got a job like that once.

    I had to pretend the camera was broken as I'd confused the dates and was sat in a ski chalet naked (apart from a towel) during the interview.
     
  28. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Well good luck, sounds like you've got it covered.

    The primary reason I'd never drink before an interview is that I'd want to make sure I was in the right frame of mind to ask the right questions to make sure the job was right for me. Accepting the wrong offer is demoralising and having to change jobs again so soon is a ball ache.

    If I was being interviewed during the day by someone who was drinking booze it'd set off all sorts of alarm bells so I remain intrigued about what line of work this is in?
     
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  29. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Media.

    I have a friend who’s a headhunter though in the financial industry and virtually all her meetings are in bars.
     
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    were you chilly chaleting?
     

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