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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:16 AM

2 Great Job Refusal Lines. Does anybody have others.

Not everybody wants every job. Here are two fine refusal lines.

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the last German general to surrender in WW1 was offered the post of ambassador to Great Britain by Adolf Hitler. His answer "Go fuck yourself."

David M. (last name omitted for privacy's sake. He's a former co worker) was offered a job writing publicity for Yakubu Gowon, then dictator of Nigeria. Dave was a partisan of Biafra. His answer, "Tell the African Hitler the only thing I will take from him is his life."

Does anyone else have some?

Wolf

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Reply 2 Great Job Refusal Lines. Does anybody have others. (Original post)
Wolf Frankula Sep 14 OP
NanceGreggs Sep 14 #1
TlalocW Sep 14 #2
Raven Sep 14 #3
Atticus Sep 14 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 14 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 14 #6
Boxerfan Sep 14 #7
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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:32 AM

1. My friend, Moy ...

... was interviewed for a job at Miniature Village near Niagara Falls when she was in college. It's a place that features scaled-down versions of Canadian landmarks like the CN Tower and the Parliament buildings.

After being shown around the place, she told the manager: "I appreciate the offer, but I think I'm just too big for this job."

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:39 AM

2. I never would have done this

But back then I was big and intimidating enough that the guy didn't want to chance my following through on it.

When I was laid off from a programming job in the mid-noughts, I was having trouble finding another one, but I got a call from a guy who saw my resume online and wanted to interview me for a programming job so I went in for an interview, and we went into a meeting room with a large table we sat down at, and he started talking about another job (financial counselor). I stopped him, saying I think there might be a mistake as I was there for a programming job. He said no, that it was for financial counseling. I asked why he lured me in on false pretenses. He didn't have an answer for that so I stood up and said, "I think we're done here." He replied in a very snotty voice, "Well, thanks for wasting my time." I rounded the table, spun him around in his chair and put my hands on the armrests so he couldn't get out and said, "If the next words out of your mouth are not, 'I'm sorry for wasting your time by being a piece of shit and lying to you,' I'm throwing you into the wall behind me. Then I'm picking you up and throwing you against another wall, and we're just going to go around the room like that until you do apologize."

He apologized.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:37 AM

3. Love it! I can think of some situations in my life when I would have loved to do that!

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:06 AM

4. "You couldn't stack enough hundred dollar bills on that desk to get me to work for you!" nt

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 10:00 AM

5. This supposedly happened back in the bad old days

when women with advanced degrees couldn't get hired in their professions but were offered only clerical jobs. I don't know if it really happened but I love it.

A woman who had recently graduated from law school was interviewing for a job as a lawyer in a prestigious law firm. The male interviewer asks her whether she can type. She answers, "I can type and I can fuck, but I won't do either for money," gets up and walks out.

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:46 AM

6. Never burn your bridges behind you.

I would always leave them with a pleasant memory and with gratitude.

KY........

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:56 PM

7. When told drug testing was required for employment.....

Great!-What kind of drugs do you want me to test?

One of my best managers from the old days did that-he was a major pothead. Figured he was sunk anyhow so made fun of it.

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