Joel Kim Booster tweet sharing his worst ever job interview

Woman Asks “What’s The Worst Job Interview You’ve Ever Had?” And 25 People Respond

Job interviews are universally considered to be some of the worst things a human being can experience, second only to breaking your femur bone in half and getting stuck with a chatty Uber driver. It’s therefore no surprise that Twitter users jumped at the chance to share their worst job interview stories of all time, whether they botched the opportunity, had a nightmare interviewer, or were on the other side of the desk interviewing a nightmare potential employee.

A depressing number of responses to this question involved sexist interviewers or racism on the part of the hiring manager or company as a whole. Others were just hilariously unfortunate situations, some of which somehow ended in the person getting hired.

Not only are many of the answers extremely entertaining in the best kind of cringe-inducing way, but they can also promote confidence when you realize that many interviewers have probably seen much worse performances than you could possibly offer. Some of them even offer insight into what not to do during interviews and remind people to never, ever do an entire unpaid trial shift no matter how much you might want the job because things will only get worse from there.

Here are some of our favorite terrible job interview experiences:

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