People Share The Worst Job Interview Answers They've Ever Heard

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Interviewers: vote up the worst answers that would definitely not get someone the job.

Have you ever been anxious and made a mistake during an interview? You can at least find peace in the fact that your slip up probably wasn't as bad as these interview horror stories. These interviewers are sharing their stories so you can learn what not to say in an interview. 


  • 1
    6 VOTES

    "I Have Strong Relationships With Colleagues! I Had An Affair With One!"

    From Redditor u/jert11:

    Asked an interviewee to tell me about a time they’d built relationships with colleagues, departments, suppliers etc. She proceeded to tell me how she’d started having an affair with a work colleague. Not quite the answer I was expecting.

    6 votes
  • 2
    4 VOTES

    "I'm Just Using This Interview For Practice"

    From Redditor u/_aar0n_:

    “I’m not here to actually interview. I just want this to be a practice interview for other companies”

    I walked out.

    4 votes
  • 3
    4 VOTES

    "Sometimes You Need To Put The Customers In Their Place"

    From Redditor u/Shesaysgo67:

    I was interviewing someone for a customer service position. “Tell me about a time you had to go out of your way to help a customer,” I asked her. She gave me a five-minute-long answer about how she made sure that the customer respected her and how valuable her time was and that “sometimes you just have to put them in their place. They ask you all kinds of questions but they just need to think and then they’d know the answer. So I tell them to think for themselves and then they get it.”

    She didn’t get a callback.

    4 votes
  • 4
    3 VOTES

    "I Was Fired For Fighting A Customer In The Parking Lot"

    From former Redditor:

    "Why did you leave your last company?"

    "Sir, I am not going to lie. I was fired for fighting a customer in the parking lot."

    Nice honesty but... damn.

    3 votes
  • 5
    4 VOTES

    "My Last Job Was Boring So I Called In Sick A Lot"

    From Redditor u/CorporalD:

    “Tell us why you left your last job...”

    “It was boring, I didn’t like it so I started calling in ‘slick’.”

    “...calling in ‘slick’?”

    “Yeah, telling my boss I was sick, but I really just didn’t want to come to work”.

    4 votes
  • 6
    1 VOTES

    "My Mom Wakes Me Up Every Morning So I Don't Really Need Motivation"

    From Redditor u/crossedx:

    I asked her to describe a time when she had to complete a repetitive task and how she stayed motivated.

    Her answer was waking up every morning. I asked how she stayed motivated, and she said she didn't have to because her mom got her up.

    1 votes