Friday, November 26, 2010

Flashback Friday - The job interview that almost got away

Many years ago I was jobless.I'm not saying I would do anything but let's just say I was jealous of hookers. I had applied everywhere and my memory isn't the greatest.

One of the places I had applied for was for a "rehab" place. I get a call for an interview with Adriana. She was Columbian, had a frog face, and had a thick accent. She had alot of attitude so naturally I found her hilarious.

During the interview process, she asks me why I wanted to work at this "rehab" location. I did my best Tom Hanks performance (play violin dramatic music here) and told her that my uncle was an alcoholic and how alcoholism ran in parts of my family and how if I could just help one person rehabilitate themselves, the world would be a better place. I wiped my virtual tear from my face.

"This isn't a drug rehab location," Adriana tells me. "We do rehab for worker's comp claims."

(long pause. 2nd long pause)

"I can do that too! I tell her with enthusiasm.

I got the job.


  1. Wow, that must have been awkward. Worker's comp claims rehab? Somehow that doesn't seem to fit in my mind.

  2. Oh, good. I'm not the only one who puts the foot in the mouth... Glad to see it could actually have a good outcome. My first job was Dunkin Donuts at 16. The boss looked at me and gave me the job without me opening my mouth. He handed me the uniform from the rack. It was hip length and had matching panties. He showed me how to get the donuts off the bottom racks by bending at the waist, "don't ever squat down and get them." I asked him why. He thought a moment. "You block the view of the donuts if you do that." Gullible 16-year-old believed him and got huge tips from the male customers.

  3. Good for you for getting the job. I am so bad at interviews it is painful.

  4. haha! How awkward.. but congrats on getting the job..especially since you seemed to have missed the job description

    Hope you're well Israel!

  5. This actually makes me feel pretty good. I am expert at missing the point!

  6. How funny! At least you know you can always find work as an actor if you are out of work again!

  7. Sometimes...I'm jealous of hookers too. lol..thanks for that. It made me laugh out loud.

  8. You had me at frog face.

    Job interviews have always been a face palm moment to me!! ;p

    Glad you got the job!!!