Bad interviews. Sure. Happens, look at issue 50 when it comes out, there’s one in there who does some yes or no answers. You’ll get little out of it, except that they’re pretty lazy… and that’s not smart especially when hoards of people will read it. Hiro Yamagata was a bad one. To almost every question, he said, “I don’t know.” Which is why, if you ask, “what happened to your career from being a big star in the 80s to now being unknown and as many have said, “OVER”?” He’s probably still answer, “I don’t know”. I don’t know either.
So there’s a couple. Bad interviews are different than dicks who we interview. Sometimes, the dicks aren’t that bad in the interview, but they’re dicks. I’d rather interview a dick than do a shitty interview and waste my time.
As far as people applying for a job, no, we get some bad ones, sometimes, real bad ones, we get good ones too, no different than anywhere else. I feel bad for the ones who are nervous, since really, they shouldn’t be, but I think I remember that feeling too of meeting someone you don’t know, especially if you’re shy. But being nervous doesn’t mean you’re less good than a person who’s confident, not shy, and outgoing. Being a shy and nervous person myself, I know what it’s like, and that doesn’t hurt anyone’s chances.
>>I would be curious to hear any weird interview stories you have… Like bizarre people who interviewed badly. You don’t have to name names, of course, and it doesn’t have to be this round of interviews if you don’t want to offend anyone…
At a previous company we had some very crazy applicants for art positions, including an actual “drug dealer” who offered to sell to someone at the company *during the interview.*
Anyhow. Just curious as to the crazy sorts of people you get applying at GR.