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Weird Interview!?

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by Daisy4RN Daisy4RN (Member)

Daisy4RN has 20 years experience .

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I have been working Per-diem the last few years here and there. I have also worked per-diem in the past even when I was working full time. I have been to many different interviews in my lifetime (non nursing and nursing). A few weeks ago I was considering a new gig and went to an interview. Here is where it gets weird. I walked in, Manager told me to come into the office and sit down (she motions to a chair that was mostly in front of her desk). I sit down, she pulls her chair from around her desk so now the chairs are directly face to face. I am sitting in my chair with my legs crossed one over the other (ie like a lady). She proceeds to sit down in her chair and puts her legs in a crossed legged position (both up in the chair crossed over). I was kinda dumbfounded. I was thinking what is she doing. Is she just stupid, is she trying to throw me off guard to see how I would react, is she just a free spirit, does she just not care, is this normal now, am I just old, am I overthinking the situation? She sat like that during the entire interview which otherwise seemed like a normal interview. I am around 60 and she was probably early 30's. So my questions is, have any of you seen or heard of this and what is your reaction. I honestly still don't know what to think about this. 

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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As a goofy person myself, I would have interpreted her behavior as goofy and a bit flippant ...right up my alley. I'd be excited about the job.

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Katillac has 18 years experience as a RN.

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Yup, that's unsusual. Likely speaks to the culture of the unit. If that spirit resonates, you've hit the mother load! If you like things a little more formal, it might be something you'll need to overcome.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience.

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Yea, that was my thought later also. Maybe she will be a fun manager. But then my cynical self thought, maybe she is trying to appear to be a fun manager but is really a you know what. Or maybe I was still just overthinking the issue, just didn't seem very professional though.

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NightNerd has 5 years experience and works as a Bedside Nurse.

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If you don't want this job, I am interested, lol. How did the rest of the interview seem? Did you like what she had to say? Maybe take some share time if it's offered before making a final decision. It's quirky, but to me this doesn't signal complete impending doom.

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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I just browsed different how to read body language sites and couldn't even find what you described. 

It sounds very calculated to me. Maybe she learned it in a seminar. 

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I would be way more interested in how the lips were moving than how the legs were crossing. 😂

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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1 hour ago, Daisy4RN said:

 A few weeks ago I was considering a new gig and went to an interview... I am sitting in my chair with my legs crossed one over the other (ie like a lady).... She proceeds to sit down in her chair and puts her legs in a crossed legged position (both up in the chair crossed over).... I was kinda dumbfounded.... I was thinking what is she doing... Is she just a free spirit... am I just old, am I overthinking the situation?

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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2 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

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She likely fancies herself quite enlightened. 

I would pretend that climate change and Donald Trump are the greatest threat to humanity ever to occur since the Black Plague if you get the job. Also plastic straws.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience.

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It seems like something that wa a learned behavior at some crazy seminar that talks about how to ensure staff unity or something like that. Depending on how the rest of the interview was would be telling of what type of job it would be.  

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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2 minutes ago, RNNPICU said:

It seems like something that wa a learned behavior at some crazy seminar that talks about how to ensure staff unity or something like that. Depending on how the rest of the interview was would be telling of what type of job it would be.  

It's definitely no worse than half the other management fads that have come down the pike...😏

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TriciaJ has 35 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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30 minutes ago, Emergent said:

She likely fancies herself quite enlightened. 

I would pretend that climate change and Donald Trump are the greatest threat to humanity ever to occur since the Black Plague if you get the job. Also plastic straws.

I can't "like" this enough.  And I totally agree with the seminar theory.  Probably the same company that came up with scripting.  😎  Now it's "How to Get Buy-In By Being Too Cool For Words".

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