Interviewer cried during interview

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    Today I went on an interview and the lady that interviewed starting crying while talking about her clients. I was very moved by her emotions and glad that she truly cares about these clients. I was just a little shocked, and didn't really know what to say. Anyone else cry or either had the interviewer cry during an interview?
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    I'm sure it was somewhat embarrassing to her. However, the way you reacted - discreet and professional, understanding and compassionate - will probably do a lot to help you get the job.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from DeLana_RN
    I'm sure it was somewhat embarrassing to her. However, the way you reacted - discreet and professional, understanding and compassionate - will probably do a lot to help you get the job.

    Good luck!
    She apologized for crying. I told her it was fine.
    I get emotional when talking about some of my previous patients too. I just know how to modulate my emotions while interviewing.
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    Hmm. IDK. I kinda wonder if she was under incredible stress. Hopefully she didn't cry because you seemed like a nice person and there is nobody else in that place who she can confide in...

    BTW, LoveJoy, you and I are both "Advocates" of something, aren't we?!
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    Quote from netglow
    Hmm. IDK. I kinda wonder if she was under incredible stress. Hopefully she didn't cry because you seemed like a nice person and there is nobody else in that place who she can confide in...

    BTW, LoveJoy, you and I are both "Advocates" of something, aren't we?!
    I supposed. I was wondering where the nicknames came from. lol
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    First I thought it was by how many years you had been on this board, but it's not. Hmmm. One of the mods/staff commented somewhere that the idea behind those would be soon revealed.
    whereslilly, Esme12, and NurseLoveJoy88 like this.
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    i had a boss cry in front of me, one time.
    (i think i made her cry, but that's another story.)
    boss became profusely embarrassed and apologetic.
    i called her a wuss.
    (no i didn't- hahahaha).
    i just stood there with a sympathetic look on my face, then redirected conversation to issue at hand.

    it takes all kinds...
    and it has taken me awhile to appreciate that.

    leslie
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    So true leslie.
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    I had a manager go into Rapid Afib during an interview and pass out........I got the job . I ownder what was going on in her personal life to make her so emotional....you never truely know someone's personal burdens. I owuld ask her if she was ok and wanted to re-schedule.
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    No....but I would find it unprofessionall...maybe it's just a personal thing...I don't do crying very well.


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