Applicant Doesn’t Want to Film ‘One-Way’ Video Interview, So They Get Revenge By Making Them Think Twice Before Pressing Play On Next Interview » TwistedSifterApplicant Doesn’t Want to Film ‘One-Way’ Video Interview, So They Get Revenge By Making Them Think Twice Before Pressing Play On Next Interview » TwistedSifter

In the past, job interviews always involved a company representative meeting a candidate in person to see if he or she was a good fit for the position.

But with modern technology, that is not always the case.

So, what would you do if a company asked you to do a one-way video interview? Would you help them, joke around, or ignore them and move on?

In today’s story we meet someone who wanted revenge after being asked to make one of these videos.

Background: There is a recent trend in the industry where you are required to include an ‘interview’ as part of a job application.

I’ll spare you my thoughts on why I don’t like these. But I don’t like them.

For me and many others this is a warning signal.

Any company that requires something like this has done me the favor of being a company no one would want to work for.

So I think they deserve a little revenge for their audacity in stealing MY time to do THEIR jobs.

After all, I don’t want to have anything to do with it anymore. Why don’t you make that clear?

Sometimes the simplest form of revenge is the best.

I admit this isn’t the smartest revenge, nor is it very original. And to be 100% honest, I’ve only done it once, mostly as a joke.

But it actually turns out to be satisfying. And fun!

Here’s what I did: First, I followed their recommendations to tidy up my work area and (pretend) to leave pets, children, and family members out for a while.

Then I started recording the actual interview.

The only thing is – I put the microphone about eight feet from where I was sitting. It took some experimenting.

I wanted my voice to be soft, but not so soft that they would click the trash can icon.

Whoever watches the video probably regrets turning up the volume.

The goal (you’ve probably figured this out by now) was to get them to turn up the volume on their headphones as high as they would go.

I was speaking normally so it seems the low volume on their end was just a technical issue.

The Revenge: About 30 seconds after I answered the question “Tell us about yourself,” my child (off-camera) blew an air horn into the microphone.

I can only dream, but I fervently hope that whoever watched the video went home with a new case of tinnitus and a new reason to look for work elsewhere.

Yes, that’s one way to deal with the situation.

It is clear that some people do not like their time being misused.

Let’s see what Reddit readers had to say about the revenge.

The first person absolutely did not appreciate it.

Source: Reddit/petty revengeSource: Reddit/petty revenge

This person disagrees and has a point.

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The person next to him had harsh words.

Source: Reddit/petty revengeSource: Reddit/petty revenge

Not only did this person find it funny, but he also gave ideas for next time.

Source: Reddit/petty revengeSource: Reddit/petty revenge

To be honest, it was kind of funny.

But I wouldn’t want to be the one to judge the video.

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