Worst Job Interview Ever: What Went Wrong, And What I Learned

awful bad job interview
awful bad job interview

By Luke Roney

I knew, as it was happening, that the job interview was going badly. The guy asking the questions -- the managing editor at a mid-size Southern California daily -- had lost interest in me quickly. He put his feet up on his desk and began eating his lunch.

I sat wordlessly as he ate. The crunch of teeth tearing through lettuce was the only sound in his closet of an office that was filling quickly with a nauseating tang of Italian dressing.