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Old 17-07-2017, 10:57 AM
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Basically you deserve equal treatment at work whether or not you are single or married or separated, divorced, widowed, in a civil partnership or used ot be in one
Ok. I thought that you couldnt as if somebody ever was employed in the "civil service" as it would imply laziness.
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:00 AM
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I can't stand the off the wall questions some people ask in interviews as part of the new age idea of "quick thinking" questions.

One time I was going for promotion, the management told me I had the promotion as I was the most qualified and the most experienced in the place at the time, but I had to have an interview for official reasons.

I knew the three people on the interview panel, I had worked with them for at least two years at that stage. There was two lads and a woman. The lads started rattling off the questions as quick as possible to get it over and done with, but your wan then said she's going to try something different, a new interview technique whereby you're put on the spot by off the wall questions. I said fair enough.

She asked me would I prefer if the sky was red to blue? I said no, I like the sky blue because it means the ration of oxygen and nitrogen is still the same, so we don't all die. The two lads sniggered.

She then asked me what would I do if she threw 10,000 ping pong balls in the air. I said I would pick them up and sell them off for a hefty profit to a stage show in Bangkok. The two lads burst out into laughter, as did I, but yer wan wasn't impressed that her idea had been pretty much dismissed. Anyway the interview ended about 30 seconds later, myself the two lads still giggling trying to stifle laughter.

I honestly couldn't think of why she asked those questions, or why anyone would ask those type of questions in an interview, makes no sense to me.
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:10 AM
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Ok. I thought that you couldnt as if somebody ever was employed in the "civil service" as it would imply laziness.
lol, ya basically according to the Lecturer, just don't even infer one of the 9 as you open yourself badly to a lawsuit
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:11 AM
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I can't stand the off the wall questions some people ask in interviews as part of the new age idea of "quick thinking" questions.

One time I was going for promotion, the management told me I had the promotion as I was the most qualified and the most experienced in the place at the time, but I had to have an interview for official reasons.

I knew the three people on the interview panel, I had worked with them for at least two years at that stage. There was two lads and a woman. The lads started rattling off the questions as quick as possible to get it over and done with, but your wan then said she's going to try something different, a new interview technique whereby you're put on the spot by off the wall questions. I said fair enough.

She asked me would I prefer if the sky was red to blue? I said no, I like the sky blue because it means the ration of oxygen and nitrogen is still the same, so we don't all die. The two lads sniggered.

She then asked me what would I do if she threw 10,000 ping pong balls in the air. I said I would pick them up and sell them off for a hefty profit to a stage show in Bangkok. The two lads burst out into laughter, as did I, but yer wan wasn't impressed that her idea had been pretty much dismissed. Anyway the interview ended about 30 seconds later, myself the two lads still giggling trying to stifle laughter.

I honestly couldn't think of why she asked those questions, or why anyone would ask those type of questions in an interview, makes no sense to me.
Agreed, I'm going for jobs and they come up with crap like this to be quirky,, I did a psychometric test just asking about my feelings and I got a reponse back of saying we like your cv but your answers indicate you wouldn't be a fit
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:52 AM
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Agreed, I'm going for jobs and they come up with crap like this to be quirky,, I did a psychometric test just asking about my feelings and I got a reponse back of saying we like your cv but your answers indicate you wouldn't be a fit
Think that means you're a psychopath or something...

I don't really like...
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:03 PM
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Think that means you're a psychopath or something...

I don't really like...
probably lol
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:12 PM
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http://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/...ment_Equality/

just did a HR diploma by night there, the 9 areas you cant ask are Gender,Sexual Orientation, Disability, Civil Service, Religious Belief, Race, Age, Family status and membership of the traveller community
Civil service ? Should that be civil status, previously known as marital status ?
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:41 PM
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Smart interviewers can get the information without asking the banned questions e.g. instead of asking "are you a member of the travelling community?" say "this job involved a lot of travel - would that suit you?" and watch their eyes light up.
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:43 PM
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Smart interviewers can get the information without asking the banned questions e.g. instead of asking "are you a member of the travelling community?" say "this job involved a lot of travel - would that suit you?" and watch their eyes light up.
You are allowed to ask about criminal convictions.
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:39 PM
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"this job involved a lot of travel - would that suit you?" and watch their eyes light up.
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