HR Strange But True!
September 15, 2011

We’ve been asking our readers to submit their own strange-but-true stories from the workplace, and we appreciate the responses so far. This week, we’re going to share a few that came in. Enjoy!

Phone interviews, and even webcam interviews, are becoming a popular, cost-effective way to interview candidates.

While some applicants may feel that this alternative interview style puts them at a disadvantage by limiting their ability to connect on a personal level, one candidate proved that you can certainly be personal—too personal!

Here’s their strange-but-true story:

“I was conducting a phone interview for a previous employer when, about 5 minutes into the interview, the candidate said, ‘Hold on a second while I pull up my pants and flush the toilet.’

Sure enough, I heard a FLUSH, and a few seconds later, the candidate returned to the interview and picked right up where she left off!”

Thank you for sharing your story HRSBT reader.

Do you have your own strange workplace story? Tell us about it!

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