Today, at work, The Interviewee brought her mother to her job interview. Sigh.
At first, we thought they were lost because we’d expected only one person but no, it was The Interviewee. And her mother.
We also thought that her mother would leave shortly after but nope, she made herself comfortable in the waiting area.
While The Interviewee was in with The Boss, The Interviewee’s mother “interviewed” us, her daughter’s potential workmates. Sigh again.
The Mother walked around the office, commented on how busy we looked and asked if we had to work late. “Depends,” my colleague replied. I was hiding behind my PC trying to avoid eye contact.
We also had new chairs being delivered that day and when the delivery guys brought the chairs into the office, The Mother immediately went to one of the new chairs, sat down, adjusted the chair height and made herself comfortable! She even remarked that it wasn’t quite comfortable and maybe we should’ve chosen another design! I made sure to mark the chair she’d sat on so that I wouldn’t be the unlucky recipient later.
By then I was sincerely hoping that her daughter did badly in the interview and that we’d never be workmates. And why was the interview taking so long? Not a good sign.
When The Interviewee finally left with her mother, we breathed a sigh of relief. Later we learnt that The Interviewee didn’t even schedule the interview, it was her mother. Also, The Interviewee wasn’t the one who sent in her resume for the position. Yes, it was her mother. Surprising that The Mother wasn’t in the interview with her daughter.
Yup, strangest interview ever. And thank goodness, The Interviewee didn’t become The Workmate.
What is your strange interview-related story?