Friday, June 08, 2007

Polite Rejoinder

One of the harrowing experiences any fresher on the lookout for a job has to go through is a bout with the HR manager of a company.Some HR managers tend to eye the candidate as a particular brand of dirt and start to pass subtle barbs to see how far they penetrate into the skin. I had this particular problem with the very first company i wrote for and incidentally the one which I got into also. There was nothing particularly entertaining about my replies cause I chose to be evasive and non committal instead of rising to his baits and mentally shrugged off his attempts to browbeat. The interesting part comes when it was the turn of my friend. After indulging in a five minute conversation with her, he said "So your a rebel". To which she replied, "No, I am not. You have to understand what a rebel is. A rebel is someone who goes against the flow. I don't do that. I create my own flow."
Any guesses about the outcome of the interview?

15 comments:

Moi said...

Haha......i can imagine the HR's wrath post-reply. I bet, his (male+HR) ego will not take such a bashing from a fresher.

yogsma said...

awesome post..she should have been selected..since finally she has her own thoughts..but agreeing with Moi..it shows other side of these people.

suramya said...

moi: ha ha, it served him right,he was not expecting that. People were stunned when they heard what she said, but she's like I'm not going to beg for a job:)

yogsma: she was selected :), I think maybe because she didn't knuckle down to his pressure and plus she's a very brilliant girl, too brilliant for that company so they had to snap her up :)

Ash said...

LOVE that answer!!!

Moi said...

love the girl already......pass on my greetings!!! :DDD

Jas Bhambra said...

Very witty answer! If I was the HR manager, I'd hire her. :)

O, Ihappened to read the comments..she was hired. Great. Good job HR manager!

suramya said...
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suramya said...

ash : isn't it, I should list more examples of her wit in my blog, that girl is a clever one.

moi: I did :):):), she says a huge hi, back to you.

jas: :), I hope if my HR manager ever reads this post, your comment should placate him, cause my opinion about him is not very flattering :):)

suramya said...

* should is actually will

Radha said...

Witty answer! Did she get hired?

suramya said...

radha: yes she did :)

Megster said...

I read in the above comments that ure friend got hired- that great! She obviously has great presence of mind and wit:)

Ash said...

I'd really LOVE to hear more about this girl :-)

Yuva said...

smart answer.. deserved to be hired.

but if i were that HR guy, just for more fun would dig deep to understand 'own flow vs goes against normal flow', bez if one is right/correct then the other has to be left/wrong...!!

suramya said...

meg: loads, plus she believes implicitly in what she says.

ash: ha ha, sure

yuva: :), I'll ask her to answer this