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pamela
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Hi Tom, nice to meet you at what had to be the weirdest job interview ever! But any job interview which ends with candy can't be all bad, can it?

Pamela AKA Mango Masher

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Topic starter Posted : September 17, 2009 4:04 pm
Trade
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?????

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Posted : September 17, 2009 8:33 pm
pamela
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Oh, Trade, you would have had to been there. First it was a group interview. There were four of there. We got partnered up (Tom from this board - I think he said his name was PapaTom) and we had to introduce ourselves and give each other "wrestler names" Tom WON! That meant I won too but he got the "prize".

Then we were given questions - they alternated between serious stuff like your strong points vs weak points and if you had super powers what would they be. My fave was why are man hole covers round 🙂 I know the real answer now! These were printed and answered in writing then turned in. No one else saw the answers.

Next came a series of ten questions which had to be answered by each of us aloud - as in Tom would answer, I would answer then the next two people would answer for the first question then the next would be asked. These began quite nicely then ended with "who in this room would you hire other than yourself and why". WOOOOOOOOOO.

At the end Tom got his prize - a company t-shirt and koozie and we all walked away with a company plastic cup full of candy.

It was a trip and actually almost fun! Heck, any job interview which ends with candy can't be all bad!

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : September 17, 2009 9:25 pm
Trade
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I'll agree about the candy part! 🙂

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Posted : September 17, 2009 9:39 pm
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Hey Pamela...I just want to know your "super-power" points. Come on....tell us!!!

Oh...and can you tell us why man hole covers are round? Easier to shimmy down??? Hoses fit??? Can cover it with a tire??? What up??

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Posted : September 18, 2009 3:10 am
SkysTheLimit
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Manhole covers are round so they can't be dropped down the hole. Just won't fit.

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Posted : September 18, 2009 11:20 am
pamela
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Sky, that actually is the answer. Did not know it at the time so I just answered that the holes were round! Seems the #1 answer is that people are round!

My super power was invisibilty, Juanita, what would yours be?

It was fun!

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : September 18, 2009 2:07 pm
cheryl96s
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No joke, a friend of ours says his super power is that he can fully undress in less than 10 seconds...then he goes on to prove it....not pretty:-o

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Posted : September 18, 2009 2:49 pm
pamela
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So, Cheryl, how did it go this morning for you? Did you get candy?

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : September 18, 2009 7:56 pm
nforbes
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this is some job interview! i've never heard of anything like this.

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Posted : September 18, 2009 8:47 pm
Trade
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Neither have I. 🙂

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Posted : September 18, 2009 8:57 pm
pamela
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I have but it was back in the 70's. Damn, what was I doing interviewing for a job when I was 5 years old?

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : September 18, 2009 9:12 pm
cheryl96s
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This job interview was actually really fun, once you got over the initial shock of making up super hero names for your partner! LOL.
Company seems really solid ( I checked them out before), fun group of employees and owners. I have been trying to figure out all day what exactly they see as far as professional qualities from this type of interview, must work however since they are successful!
Pam~ I will PM you later, running out to Island Time for happy hour 😀

Cheryl

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Posted : September 18, 2009 9:28 pm
divinggirl
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What company is this?

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Posted : September 18, 2009 10:32 pm
pamela
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Cheryl, yes it was sort of fun.

I also wonder what they want but I guess they are looking for composure, self assurance, the fun factor and sense of humor. Again, CANDY! I am going to start including candy in all the interviews I do for crews! And some of the questions they ask were very sensible in an odd sort of way.

Email me tomorrow!

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : September 18, 2009 11:00 pm
pamela
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divinggirl,

Apologies to you. I was rude not to answer but I've been looking for a job since June. I am not making fun of the company and would prefer to stall the answer to your question until I see if Cheryl, Tom or I get a call back. There are also two others on this board who have interviewed. So once ONE of gets the job i will be happy to spill all the beans.

Pamela
AKA Mango Masher Mama

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Topic starter Posted : September 18, 2009 11:46 pm
divinggirl
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OK- just curious...

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Posted : September 19, 2009 12:19 am
mnjj
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Just following up . . . did anyone get the job?

Such an interesting post that I am just reading . . . about 8 months later.

mnjj

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Posted : May 27, 2010 6:18 pm
pamela
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Funny, I had forgotten about this thread. I know neither Cheryl nor I got the job. Not sure about Tom. it was an A/C company based out of Atlanta. Honestly I can't remember the name but it was one of the most interesting job interviews I've been on. Thanks for reminding me and making me laugh.

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : May 27, 2010 7:14 pm
East Ender
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I MISS TRADE!!!!:-(

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Posted : May 27, 2010 10:02 pm
dougtamjj
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ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she is well.

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Posted : May 27, 2010 11:34 pm
DUN
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Yup, I miss trade as well!

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Posted : May 28, 2010 1:06 am
cheryl96s
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Too funny to see this thread pop back up! Pamela, a guy named Mike got the job....but I hear he is moving off island soon.
I miss Trade too, anyone heard privately from her?

Cheryl

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Posted : May 29, 2010 11:25 am
pamela
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Cheryl, maybe we can get more candy????

How goes the wedding plans?

P.

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Topic starter Posted : May 29, 2010 5:16 pm
kikki1
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Papa Tom is working at Acacia - but I will let him know and you guys can have a dejabu interview?
If not, go by Acacia and ask for him.
Their happy hour sushi are great!
Trade - I do miss her, too.
Hope all is well with her.
if my memory serves me correctly, other person is still on the messge board, right?
Hummmmmm......
Pam, any luck with permanent job?
Never hooked up with you for a drink or two.
We are neighbors!!
Kikki1

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Posted : May 30, 2010 12:54 am
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