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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 20 Oct 20 4.54pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Had an interview yesterday all was going well until I asked a question to the female doing the interview, I am interested to know about the team who i could be working with,

It was a courier for the nhs delivering blood samples

She said it's a team of 8 people mostly males and 2 women we have to have women not that there is anything wrong with women,

I was quite shocked at her response is it me or was that response a little defensive or even sexist? Or just a bit unprofessional?

Made me feel a bit uncomfortable

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 20 Oct 20 5.00pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Public sector crusader ready to be offended or outraged and use her power probably.

 


COYP

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 20 Oct 20 5.07pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

Had an interview yesterday all was going well until I asked a question to the female doing the interview, I am interested to know about the team who i could be working with,

It was a courier for the nhs delivering blood samples

She said it's a team of 8 people mostly males and 2 women we have to have women not that there is anything wrong with women,

I was quite shocked at her response is it me or was that response a little defensive or even sexist? Or just a bit unprofessional?

Made me feel a bit uncomfortable

Sounds to me as if she was trying to entice you into expressing a non-PC opinion, i.e., "Yes, this positive discrimination's a complete pain." I think that might have terminated the interview pretty abruptly.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 20 Oct 20 5.16pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Use buzzwords like diversity or gender balance in public service interviews, ask about a gender inclusive policy for example.
Largely, don't for private company jobs, unless they are large companies or corporations that state that kind of thing in their ethos or mission statement.
I also think you will find mission statements/ethical policies, that kind of a thing, on many websites of public bodies. May be worth reading before you go to these type of interviews.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 20 Oct 20 5.30pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

Had an interview yesterday all was going well until I asked a question to the female doing the interview, I am interested to know about the team who i could be working with,

It was a courier for the nhs delivering blood samples

She said it's a team of 8 people mostly males and 2 women we have to have women not that there is anything wrong with women,

I was quite shocked at her response is it me or was that response a little defensive or even sexist? Or just a bit unprofessional?

Made me feel a bit uncomfortable

She may have been trying to entrap but I don't think so I think she was being unprofessional. If it was deliberate I would argue that she was the one making negative comments about women.

 


One more point

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 20 Oct 20 6.01pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

Had an interview yesterday all was going well until I asked a question to the female doing the interview, I am interested to know about the team who i could be working with,

It was a courier for the nhs delivering blood samples

She said it's a team of 8 people mostly males and 2 women we have to have women not that there is anything wrong with women,

I was quite shocked at her response is it me or was that response a little defensive or even sexist? Or just a bit unprofessional?

Made me feel a bit uncomfortable

Shes a lesbian for sure.

 

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View thegreatlardino's Profile thegreatlardino Flag creepy crawley 20 Oct 20 6.27pm Send a Private Message to thegreatlardino Add thegreatlardino as a friend

I have been both sides of an interview, sometimes when you are interviewing in a panel you feck up, we are not a machine, especially if its the 4th one you have done that day and really dont care anymore, the mind wanders..

 


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Originally posted by cryrst

Shes a lesbian for sure.

Definite dyke

 


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 20 Oct 20 8.25pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by thegreatlardino

I have been both sides of an interview, sometimes when you are interviewing in a panel you feck up, we are not a machine, especially if its the 4th one you have done that day and really dont care anymore, the mind wanders..

Excellent point.

The problem with people is that they are only human.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 20 Oct 20 10.43pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Few people are good at interviewing. Even those that do them regularly. This sounds like someone that was flustered. I would not think it entrapment. Cock-ups are far more common than conspiracies

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 21 Oct 20 8.35am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

I think that some Billy Whizz would have fixed it...

Spud's job interview from Trainspotting [Link]

Oh hang about, maybe not...

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 21 Oct 20 5.11pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Women are far more experienced in blood-letting, but it tends to impact rational behaviour at certain times of the month.

The most important technicality when being interviewed by a woman, is to avoid getting a stiffy. Or as Mapletree put it, avoiding the cock-ups.

 


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