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I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bad Interview Questions

I was at a fast food restaurant this week (eating really-bad-for-me food). In the dining area the manager was interviewing job applicants and I could hear everything they were saying.

It has been many years since I took a human resources class, but I am pretty sure you CAN’T ask the following questions in an interview:

1. How many kids do you have?

2. Will this job interfere with you taking care of your kids?

3. Do you drink?

I am glad I wasn’t the one being interviewed. My answers would have been: “None of your business”, “I plan on bringing my kids to work”, and “I don’t drink, but if I have to work for you I am sure I will have to start drinking”.

11 comments:

TanyaLea said...

LOL! Well, it's obvious they hire well-trained mgrs! (NOT!!!)

Angie said...

inappropriate!
HR (or rather the manager at the restaurant) should not ask those questions!

Preppy from Bay said...

That is hilarious. I can't beleive they asked those questions.

~Holly~ said...

Unless you are interviewing for a daycare or a bar, I don't know why he would need to know those answers!! LOL You are too funny! :)

flip flops and pearls said...

That is too funny!
I would have had to make eye contact w/the mgr. and roll my eyes;) lol

She should had said, "After my sex change, I wasn't able to have kids" ;)

Nicole-Lynn said...

That's sad some people dont know those are questions you cant ask...

lol I might have chimed in if I was you and said something...

GingerSnap said...

Not cool, how inappropriate!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I would have interrupted and said something like "I'm an HR attorney, and you can't ask those questions. These applicants are now entitled to a million dollars each."

...because I'm mature like that.

*Noelle* said...

wow! yeah, those are no-no questions for interviews!!!

Lis said...

Oh my goodness!! How crazy is that!?!? I'm sure they wouldn't have wanted to hear my answers!! ;) I would have made up some silly ones!!

I wonder what their HR dept. would have thought!!

Jules said...

I can never understand how people get away with that. I would have had a response similar to yours! They must not know any better.

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