Stories of Professional Experiences Gone Horribly Wrong
One day, we were in the middle of a very slow day at my internship. I decided to lighten things up a bit by sending a link of the Taylor Swift goat remix video to my friend, not realizing that he shared the same first name as my boss. I didn’t think anything of it for a solid 20 minutes until I heard the sounds of goat screams coming from my boss’s office. I got up and slowly peaked in to see him doubled over laughing and ran back to my desk before he could see me. He hasn’t said anything to me about it yet, but needless to say I’m now super paranoid about every email I send out.
– Let it Goat
I was offered a position at my dream company. Exciting, right? However, that’s not the end of the story. Toward the end of the week during which I received the offer, I was informed that I had another interview later that week. Feeling disinclined to turn down the interview offer so late, I accepted and proceeded to interview. At the end of the interview, the interviewer proceeded to praise me, telling me that I did a wonderful job interviewing. However, he also said that he was not completely “sold” on the fact that I wanted to work for that firm. And I didn’t. I honestly didn’t know how to explain my “interest.” Maybe I should have simply called and told the firm that I was going in a different direction. Would have saved both of us a lot of time.
– I’m just not that into you
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, November 22nd print edition.