I think when someone comes up with a really great idea, you should steal it. For example, on “Project Runway” this season, there is a contestant named Olivier Green who lived in Columbus, Ohio until he was 16. Then he moved to London. This is what he sounds like…
If you’re lazy like me and didn’t watch, I’ll just tell you… he sounds British! But he’s from OHIO. I love that he’s going all Madonna-esque and pretending to have an accent. I’m totally stealing this idea. So from now on, I’m writing in a British accent over here. Don’t I seem fancier?! Oh, your American accent is so animal.
And here’s what else I’m stealing… Marinka’s brilliant idea of “I’m Right, You’re Wrong!” where she lets the internet decide a squabble with a family member. So here’s my edition of “I’m Right, You’re Wrong.”
Disagreement: Is it ever okay to text during a job interview?
Disagreers: Kelcey and husband Rick
Position One: I’m interviewing a candidate for a babysitting job. Let’s put aside the fact that she’s wearing ripped jeans. And that her boobs are ridiculously perky (After all, it’s not her fault that I’ve nursed four kids and my breasts hang a little lower. Okay, they’re at my waist).
She seems very bubbly and has lots of experience so I ask her to come back another day and babysit the kids for a couple hours. As I’m looking at my date book to figure out the best time, I hear, “tap, tap, tap.” And I look up to see her texting under the table.
If she’s willing to text during a job interview, she certainly will be doing it in front of my kids when I’m not around. The interview was only 15 minutes. Her phone should have been off the entire time. It’s just unprofessional.
Position Two: This is how she explained the texting…. She said her mom kept calling during the interview (her phone was on vibrate). So she texted her mom to let her know she’d call her after the interview. I could see myself doing the same thing.
She’s not interviewing to be the president of a Fortune 500 company. It’s a babysitting job. Is she nice? Does she breathe? Hire her.
So who’s right?
Please respond in a British accent.