No matter how well prepared you are for a job interview when it begins it always gives you tingles that make you anxious and makes you forget everything you learned for. And the learned content never works either. the interviewer is always looking for your most natural answer. That’s how they know you can take on-spot decisions that are best for the company. And this is definitely not an easy job. Maybe, that is why to select 10 candidates, the general rule of thumb is to have 1200 candidates in the pool and only 100 candidates out of those get interviewed and 10 get the job.
In today’s story, we have a hiring manager share an interview story she had never experienced before. The matter was shared on the infamous subreddit it “Am I The A$$hole?” so you know the fate was left at the hands of the AITA community members.
The interview was for a summer internship in a tech company and the applicant who gets selected for the interview was a 19-year-old college student about to enter his sophomore year. The interview was going to be held on Zoom, an online meeting platform, and the applicant was all set and confident to nail the interview and get the internship.
But, and this is a massive but, when the interview began and the hiring manager started introducing herself, she got cut off by a voice which was of the applicant’s mother. The mother decided to break into the interview and started speaking on behalf of her son. She would keep interrupting on and off making her son’s chances very slim. Although her son answered all the technical questions correctly and was strong on that ground, the interview got cut short because the hiring manager could not take any more of what was happening. The applicant did not get the job and you probably know why.
Scroll down below to read how it all went down.
The situation was so new, nothing OP had experienced before that happened during the Zoom interview. So it confused her if she did deal with the situation rightly or not. She asked the community members of AITA to ask if she was AH for what she did or if was she NTA. The AITA subreddit is going to complete its 10 years in a few months now and has gained over 6.4 million members over its journey. So you know, what the community members decide is meant to have good weight and they do not take decisions in the air.
Here’s what the AITA community members had to say and why:
Personally, I would say OP was NTA. That mother needed to be told how bad this was what she did. She had to be given a newsflash because if not, she was going to continue ruining her son’s life by being an interrupter in every single thing. That’s not how things work. I am sure that had the son given the whole interview without her mom invading the scene, he would have gotten the job without question. The son is not going to be happy and her anger would be totally justified.
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