Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Criteria for Mental Deficiency

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I entered the room then sat on the chair facing him. He started squirming on his seat. I said to myself, sales people are supposed to ooze confidence. I asked him, “What about your character that makes you the best candidate for the position?” Beads of sweat popped out of his forehead. I thought, it’s not that warm in here. Is it the air-conditioning unit or is it my unsmiling face? I don’t have to make him feel at ease. That’s his job. He mentioned something about achieving his monthly quota. I saw an opening: “so what measures do you take to ensure that you always achieve your quota.” He started groping for words, every painful line littered with lots of ahhhh and umm. I just stared straight at him, saying without words, when you’re in a hole, stop digging. “You mentioned that you are very motivated and reputed for quality performance. Describe a specific situation that demonstrates exactly that.” He looked at me as if he didn’t understand the question. He actually did not. Come on, buddy, fake it, I thought. I rephrased the question, making it easier for him. He tried to answer but what came out was just a string of incoherent phrases. I decided to end his agony, “Based on how you answered the questions in this interview, do you think you are qualified for the position?” He said, “No.” It was the only question that he answered correctly. I was looking for somebody qualified for a sales position. What I found was a person who satisfied my criteria for mental deficiency.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give credit to the poor guy. He perspired meaning he's not a pig.

Pigs don't sweat. :)

Marts said...

harsh! reminds me of the bitch in me.. hehehe! I think, I learned that from you. :D

Angeli said...

anonymous, so "sweating like a pig" is just a euphemism, huh? :)

martha, that "endearing" quality runs in the the pilak blood. mwahahaha..

Anonymous said...

It's sarcasm not euphemism. Pigs wallow in mud to regulate body temperature, humans sweat. :)

Vitchie said...

ha hah, truly severe verdict you gave! i can see the smart ass bitch in you! welcome to the club :-)

 
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