Bosses of Reddit, what the worst interview you've seen?

I was part of the hiring team for a level one tech support position. One resume we received had good qualifications, but was formatted very poorly. It was around 4 or 5 pages long, the bullet points were the suits of a deck of cards (hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds), and it repeated qualifications under different sections. The cover letter talked about how the candidate had a gap in his work history due to being diagnosed with Crohn's disease and how that's all under control now, so there shouldn't be an issue.

Well, we didn't have a lot of qualified candidates, and this guy looked qualified (if possibly insane), so we pulled him in for an interview. It went exactly how you might expect. He was wearing a suit that was comically too big, including a fedora (I swear this is true). A mullet was present, along with a scraggly attempt at a beard. He spoke like the "arrogant nerd" stereotype, talking down about practices at previous positions, and how he is looking for something much better than that. We try to be very down to earth in level one tech support, so he wasn't really fitting. Then he started talking about his Crohn's disease again, unprompted, on a totally unrelated question. He also mentioned how he really needs this job. It was painful.

So anyway, he starts Monday!

Just kidding, we let him know it wasn't going to work out.

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