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Un interviu cu Jerry Seinfeld

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https://hbr.org/2017/01/lifes-work-jerry-seinfeld

Q: You and Larry David wrote Seinfeld together, without a traditional writers’ room, and burnout was one reason you stopped. Was there a more sustainable way to do it? Could McKinsey or someone have helped you find a better model?

A: Who’s McKinsey?

Q: It’s a consulting firm.

A: Are they funny?

Q: No.

A: Then I don’t need them. If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way. The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life.

Scrisoare post-interviu

Stimate domnule Director,

A friendly secretary/telephone operator in an ...In 19 septembrie 2009 am participat la un interviu pentru postul de Director de dezvoltare in cadrul companiei dvs. Conform spuselor doamnei de la Resurse Umane ce m-a intervievat, pe 25 septembrie ar fi trebuit sa primesc un raspuns, raspuns ce nu a sosit pina astazi dar este predictibil.
Duminica, facind o tetracapilarotomie – adica despicarea firului in patru, am ajuns la concluzia ca nu am fost decit un pion in economia unui interviu cu castigator aprioric cunoscut, interviul avind rolul de a justifica activitatea doamnei de la resurse umane si de a va oferi dvs un simulacru de testare a candidatilor.
Iata cum stau faptele.
Cu citeva zile inainte de 19 septembrie doamna de la Resurse Umane din firma dvs. m-a contactat telefonic intrebindu-ma daca eu din xxxxxxxx sint dispus sa ma relochez in yyyyy si sa merg in deplasari dese in interesul serviciului. Am raspuns afirmativ si de comun acord am stabilit interviul pentru simbata 19 septembrie, urmind ca respectiva doamna sa imi comunice prin e-mail locul adresa la care va avea loc interviul deoarece in momentul discutie telefonice nu aveam posibilitatea sa o notez. Probabil ca raspunsurile mele au fost neasteptate si au emotionat-o pe distinsa doamna incit a uitat sa imi trimita e-mailul, desi am mai sunat de 2-3 ori cerind acest lucru. In cele din urma, telefonic, am aflat adresa la care sa ma prezint pentru interviu.
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La interviu

43 weird things said in job interviews

Why are you looking for a job?
“Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job.” – Pechstein
“My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I’m here.” – McGowan

Is there anything else I should know about you?
“You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends.” – Venne

Do you have any questions?
“If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?” – Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc.
“If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?” – Bolzan

“May I have a cup of coffee? I think I may still be a little drunk from last night.” – Smith

(During a telephone call to schedule the interview) “Can we meet next month? I am currently incarcerated.”- Smith