|Human resources professionals aren't always as professional as you might think.|
This afternoon an applicant wrote that she'd been fired from her job at a gas station for sleeping on a cat. Everyone in the office read the application, but none of us could agree on what the hell she was talking about, so we brought her in for an interview. When I asked her about falling asleep on her cat she looked at me and indignantly replied, "What? I never wrote that." Then when I showed her the application she said, "Car. My boss found out I was sleeping on a car. Duh. Why would my boss care if I slept on a cat?" "Um . . . why would your boss care if you slept on a car?" I asked. "Because I was the only person working that shift. But I totally would've heard if anyone had driven up. I'm a very light sleeper. It's not like I didn't have a plan." The lesson here is that sometimes you get brought in for an interview just to settle a bet.Unfortunately, Lawson doesn't say whether that woman ended up getting the job. You can find the full excerpt from her book here. It's worth the read. (Hat tip to BoingBoing for pointing out this blog post.) >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.