Job interviews are challenging, and we know that they will either be the first line in a new chapter of our lives or a huge disappointment. The list below focuses on the second option. We all know that many people out there have been in a situation where they go to a job interview hoping for the best, but something happens during the process and they immediately know they would like to walk away and never come back. Some of the posts below will surely be relatable to many people. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. The hours
We guess that this is the first thing that would make someone regret they decided to walk into this interview room. It seems that this happens quite often.
2. The question
It seems that this was an interview that had nothing to offer in terms of exciting opportunities. We believe this person avoided the kind of position that would not be satisfying.
3. The vote
We guess that this is something wrong, and not only because asking such a thing is illegal. This person surely did what they had to do when they walked away.
4. The issues
When you sense that even the person who is interviewing you is not happy working for this company, then you are probably not in the right place.
5. The company
It seems that some people avoid getting involved with the wrong people by simply standing up for themselves and this is the right thing to do, of course.
6. The medicine
This post seems to be a showcase of red flags one can see during an interview. As you can see, this person would have never agreed to join these people.
7. The internship
This is something that we could never agree with if we were interviewed for such a position, and you can easily see why they declined the opportunity.
8. The part-time job
This sounds like a weird reason to make this person quit their first job, especially considering that there are people who can manage both jobs with no worries.
9. The boss
Here is how one person failed to see the red flag in front of them and hearing such a thing is nothing but a red flag. This person probably quit soon after they realized how things were for real.
10. The comment
We are not sure if this person did the right thing getting a job at the same company, but we hope that being in a different team meant they felt better with no such people around.
11. The hours
There is no wonder that this person never waited to get an offer from this company. Asking someone to work for no additional payment is kind of arrogant.
12. The balance
If you happen to hear a rant about whatever during your interview, then you are better off walking away and finding another job. It would likely be hard to work in such a place.
13. The strength
We believe that such nonsense would be more than enough to turn most sane people off from such a job proposition. Having to work with such people is never fun, and we speak from experience.
14. The crates
Wow, this is something that we would never tolerate, and you can see why, too. There are people who wouldn’t mind such treatment, obviously, but most people would walk away.
15. The question
We know that this interview was not something that would bother the applicants, but we agree that the brief episode described here was probably peculiar, to say the least.
16. The thieves
Some of the demands of employers out there are sometimes too odd to be described properly, and this one sounds outrageous. Nobody should be forced to work under such conditions.
17. The internship
Here is how one person was surprised to see that the interviewer was late, which is a red flag no matter how you look at it. The explanation did not make things better, too.
18. The guy
Well, there you have it, the kind of thing that would instantly make someone regret that they walked into that interview room. Such questions are preposterous, to say the least.
19. The IT job
We are convinced that this person was not happy with what they heard, hence their decision to walk away. Still, we guess it is better to know these things in advance. Honesty is a must during a job interview.
20. The business model
Some people realize during their interviews that they were not applying for what they thought initially. We think that this happens way too often than it should.
21. The stacked ranking
This is surely not the place you would like to be working at, and for obvious reasons, too. We believe that many people neglect it and still accept the job proposal.
22. The friend
If there is anything that could put someone off immediately, this is it. Making fun of others because of your own insecurity while you interview people is a huge no-no.
23. The gut
Well, this is a post that proves that there is always a point in listening to your gut. There are people who would also work for such bosses, despite being warned in the first place.
24. The smoking
Yes, this is how to handle such a situation. This was not an interview, but some kind of joke, and this person was surely right to leave immediately.
25. The college
Some people go too far in their job requirements. This person shared how they wanted them to drop out of college, only to be a suitable candidate. Nobody would probably agree with this employer.
26. The owner
Imagine having someone tell you such a thing with no remorse. The fact that this person admitted that he paid the lowest possible wages simply because it was a free market is staggering.
27. The job
Here is how this user was attracted by a seemingly good job proposal. Only after they went to the first job interview did they find out that it was one of those pyramid schemes that nobody should get involved with.
28. The woman
It seems that this is one of the questions that would need to be revised before being asked during a job interview. It seems that some people would gladly walk away when asked such a thing.
29. The staff
Here is something that most people never realize. It seems that such business owners only want to grow their companies so they can sell them for bigger profit afterward, without caring about what happens to employees.
30. The analyst
This is one of the biggest red flags you could see when applying for a job, and this person was lucky enough to have current employees reveal this before they applied.
31. The contract
It seems that some people think others would be gullible enough to sign such things without reading them first. The first and most important rule is to always read everything you sign.
32. The guy
It seems that the only good thing that could result in having a bad job interview is keeping your current job, but receiving a raise in the process. This is what happens sometimes.
33. The store
There is no wonder this person had an awkward interview. It seems that some people are never going to be a good fit for certain positions, but this is sometimes for the better.
34. The birthday
We cannot believe that this was the main question during an interview. We think that people are sometimes too weird for their own good.
35. The wording
Now, this is something that could make everyone stand there in disbelief. As far as bad interviews go, this was probably one of the worst.