Hello, again. Thanks everyone for the responses. I too, thought the interview was crossing the line, just like Badbird said..is she interviewing my husband or me?!? I was keeping my composure, but I really wanted to turn the interview around & ask questions to her..i.e, So what does your hubby do, how much does he make, does he have job security or was his job affected by 9/11,, were you ever in financial woes etc...?!? I just felt she was getting way too personal & also was insulted by her asking me if I could lift etc... Renerian, I am about the same size as you...but, no one has ever asked me a question like that! If I didn't want to work on that specfic unit that I was applying for...I would have wanted to say something sarcastic regarding her weight...but, I would NEVER do that...I am not a mean spirited individual...but believe me...I had many thoughts going through my head regarding her interview style!
Also, I really liked the nurse manager on the particular unit. Got my questions answered by her, a very nice person. But, as Kevin McHugh said...I would have loved to said..sorry, not interested...#$%##! Oh, almost forgot..one of my references happened to be a nurse manager where I was employed before I left for the Middle East..also happens to be a great friend as well. She called me last night & said the recruiter called her & was asking questions that she thought was way too personal...similiar to what I asked & also question regarding my work habits, how much time did I take off while I worked there, did I work a lot of OT, did my resignation state that I went to the Middle East, asked her how long I was in the Middle East etc... Anyhow, she is very frank ...and told her point plank... that I was a great worker, yes, that I went to the Middle East & that I even brought back souveniers for everyone on the unit! Hee Hee.
Yes..it does seem inappropriate & as Kevin stated.."it is easier to herd sheep than wolves"...Thanks Nightngale..thanks all. Still I would love to say..take this job & shove it up your #@@....but, I do want to work on this particular unit...I heard from a friend..that it is run well & employees are nice. Emeralnyc, thanks for the web site too. Will keep you all posted.