Bad Job Interviews
January 27, 2011 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Bad Job Interviews
User submitted anonymous stories about funny, unusual, or just plain bad job interviews.

Inspired by user submitted sites (everything from the Tumblr site Clients from Hell, communities like Reddit, and even Ask Metafilter), Bad Job Interviews hosts reader stories about job interviews gone bad.

Since the site is brand new, we are looking for anyone to submit their own job interview stories (all submissions remain anonymous) to help build our Tumblr site. As always, appreciate any feedback, comments, criticisms, etc. Thanks.
posted by jca (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Damn, nice site, hilarious content.

How'd you do the persistent navigation on the top after scrolling? Was it just a purchased theme or all custom?
posted by mathowie at 10:38 AM on January 27, 2011

mathowie, thanks for the kind words. The site is using a modified version of the Tumblr theme Effector, which is a great free Tumblr theme you should check out. The persistent topbar navigation is part of the theme, but we tweaked it a bit for our purposes.
posted by jca at 10:43 AM on January 27, 2011

Looks like the site's down for me. Looking forward to checking it out when it's back though.
posted by londonmark at 4:19 AM on January 28, 2011

londonmark, that would be the dreaded Tumblr service downtime -- I hope they address their growing pains some day. :(
posted by jca at 6:43 AM on January 28, 2011

And we're back! Awesome, and worth the wait :)
posted by londonmark at 6:45 AM on January 28, 2011

I noticed the automated Twitter posting for this project says "Error" with no link.

Thank you Tumblr downtime. :(
posted by jca at 7:57 AM on January 29, 2011

Nice site and good content but I really really hate the popup nav bar thing. I'm seeing it on more sites around so I'm probably in the minority, but gah, I keep trying to find the button to turn that annoying thing off. I'm currently looking for a job so funny interview stories is right up my alley, but I never go back to sites using those things.
posted by shelleycat at 2:31 PM on February 3, 2011

shelleycat, i understand what you mean. We've never designed a sight using a persistent menu like that before -- since it was built into the theme, decided to tweak it and give it a try. The big thing for this site is we wanted the menu to stay a constant since we want people to find the "Submit" (a story) button/link. Would the menu annoy you less if it was constant (like Twitter) instead of popping in on the page scroll?

Anyway, I think you'll be seeing them on more and more sites (as you pointed out), for better or worse.
posted by jca at 9:54 AM on February 5, 2011

I love the idea! I don't love the ... poo. I found it terribly distracting and unpleasant. The rest is very nice.
posted by thinkpiece at 2:00 PM on February 5, 2011

Yeah, I agree with thinkpiece about the poo. It's an awesome site though. I have a sad tale to submit.
posted by Kloryne at 9:25 PM on February 13, 2011

I'm not shelleycat, but yeah. Persistent is better.

Part of the reason those things bug me is because I read everything on the screen, then scroll down using the space bar. At which point there are two lines of unread text at the top of the page which appear for a split second, then get covered by the navbar, foring me to scroll abck up a little using the arrow keys.

I imagine it wouldn't bother me if I scrolled using a mouse or arrow keys as I worked my way down, but I'm a page-at-a-time girl.

Otherwise, neat site.
posted by the latin mouse at 12:27 AM on March 2, 2011

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