Guy Live-Tweets Hilarious Interview That Recruiter Scheduled With The Company That Fired Them 2 Weeks Prior

by Kylin

Job searching can range from boring to a downright soul crushing endeavor. Searching through the endless stream of job listings that have just the right amount of keywords to trick you in to looking at positions that aren't really as advertised, wanting 5+ years experience for an entry level position, offering "remote" but not really.

Writing countless cover letters, manually entering your resume after uploading it, and getting few responses. Going through interviews faced with the same questions, taking the same tedious tests to gauge your "worker profile" and prove your listed skills.

Rather, rinse, repeat. It can be a long, repetitive and boring experience. So, if presented with an opportunity to have some fun with it, why not?

This is what Twitter user Firr decided to do. And thankfully, he thought to share his experience with the rest of us, live-tweeting the entire ordeal.

Recently, his recruiter (who either didn't critically read his resume, or the job listing despite the company's name not being listed) scheduled an interview with a company that he previously worked for, and was subsequently fired from.

Firr figured that since he was financially stable and had some spare time, he figured he might as well turn the monotony of a job hunt on its head and have some fun with it.

Complete with a disguise of a fake mustache, Firr went through with the hour long interview, live-tweeting each hilarious encounter.

And so it begins...

And so it begins...
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A sense of humor can be an incredible asset

Good thing Firr was able to re-frame this in such a humorous way.

A sense of humor can be an incredible asset
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Would you believe it without any tangible proof?

Maybe the fact that this is so unbelievable is what helped drive Firr to share in the first place.

Would you believe it without any tangible proof?
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Who would pass up an opportunity to harmlessly "get back" at an employer for firing them?

Being in a stable position financially can definitely help inspire some more creative responses to asinine experiences.

Who would pass up an opportunity to harmlessly

Dress For The Job You Want

That's the old adage, right?

Dress For The Job You Want
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Options are important

Having his old uniform is great, but it doesn't hurt to tack on a fake mustache to go under cover.

Options are important
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10 different mustaches for 10 different characters.

I'm particularly fond of Rollin' Rollie.

10 different mustaches for 10 different characters.
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The Burning Question:

When will they figure him out?

The Burning Question:
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Rich Uncle Nicklebags

A truly foolproof disguise.

Rich Uncle Nicklebags
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Makes you wonder what sort of things the front desk person sees

Could this possibly not be the first time they've encountered an interviewee with a fake mustache?

Makes you wonder what sort of things the front desk person sees
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This helps narrow down the timeline

Firr mentioned being recently fired by this employer. So recent in fact, they haven't gotten around to disabling his WiFi access.

This helps narrow down the timeline

Pandemic may actually be helpful

A lot of places have implemented face masks for indoors, and it looks like this place is one of them. Could this help his disguise? Mustache just in case, of course.

Pandemic may actually be helpful
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Another lucky happenstance

Firr and the Hiring Manager haven't met before! The ruse can continue.

Another lucky happenstance

A Considerate Gesture

After mentioning they haven't eaten, the Hiring Manager took it upon themselves to bring Firr a snack.

A Considerate Gesture
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It's looking unlikely that he'll run in to any old co-workers

On the plus side, he wont be outed any time soon!

It's looking unlikely that he'll run in to any old co-workers

Could this be the set up for his downfall?

Firr seems hopeful to be discovered!

Could this be the set up for his downfall?
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More waiting

But at least there's snacks!

More waiting

Snacks are universally enjoyed

Who wouldn't mind a handful of snacks during an interview? That would make the whole process infinitely more enjoyable.

Snacks are universally enjoyed
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A chance to be recognized finally comes

An indirect co-worker is coming to meet Firr. Will his disguise be enough to fool them?

A chance to be recognized finally comes

Being vague isn't exactly like lying.

The old co-worker sort of recognizes Firr, but not enough to end this activity.

Being vague isn't exactly like lying.

Stache O' Mania

While waiting for the next person to meet with, Firr takes this opportunity to freshen up his disguise.

Stache O' Mania
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Has the time come?

Will he meet with one of his previous coworkers who we worked with directly?

Has the time come?
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Change of plans

More waiting, but they're coming to him now!

Change of plans

More snacks!

Firr poses gleefully with a package of beef jerky.

More snacks!
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Unsure of what to do? Grab a snack to buy yourself time.

At least, that's what appears to be the Hiring Managers thought process.

Unsure of what to do? Grab a snack to buy yourself time.

Ready for the defense

Has word gotten back to the engineering team that he's back in the building?

Ready for the defense
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The Moment of Truth

Someone from his old team has finally showed up!

The Moment of Truth

Playing dumb

They can't TECHNICALLY prove he's wearing a disguise, right?

Playing dumb
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Could this also be the end of snacks?

I wonder how Hiring Manager will feel about this once they learn about Firr being a previous employee.

Could this also be the end of snacks?

I guess it IS the end

He's been outed! And Hiring Manager wasn't too happy about it, either.

I guess it IS the end

A Gummy Bear Treaty

A sweet treat could help take the sour taste from this experience out of the Hiring Managers mouth.

A Gummy Bear Treaty

It's a Win for all of us out here in Internet-land

Firr shares that he's been there for over an hour now. What a way to spend your time.

It's a Win for all of us out here in Internet-land

Private Escort

Now that he's finally been figured out, he gets his own personal escort out of the building.

Private Escort

Holding on as long as he can

He continues to play the part, and purposefully makes wrong turns to delay his exit.

Holding on as long as he can

Tallying up

Looking back on his experience, Firr clearly points out who came out on top.

Tallying up

Irresistible opportunity to pass up

In a stroke of comedic genius, Firr doesn't let the opportunity for a dramatic reveal slip away. His old boss still remained unimpressed.

Irresistible opportunity to pass up

Thankfully, this provided artistic inspiration

A follower shared their rendition of how the last hilarious interaction went down.

Thankfully, this provided artistic inspiration

This adventure inspiring others to share their related stories.

User PatCanAct shares that they experienced an almost identical situation, however they chose to point out the error to the recruiter.

This adventure inspiring others to share their related stories.

Ouch, not desperate enough.

User AverTheDorbley shared about receiving automated messages from an ex company basically saying they're desperate for anyone. Makes it feel like they're desperate for anyone but them.

Ouch, not desperate enough.

The "Perfect Fit!"

Maybe recruiters should make sure they're looking at a current resume before making those offers.

The

Not the first one to re-interview

Another user shares that they did the same thing back in 2001, but that was 5 years before the creation of Twitter.

Not the first one to re-interview

Clerical Errors can also hurt feelings

User WisePancakeWuff decided to take the high road, though.

Clerical Errors can also hurt feelings

Roll at Nat 20

User TheArtisticLeo offers a bold suggestion.

Roll at Nat 20

Didn't quite put the pieces together

User @FoxyAreku shared an experience of being fired and rehired within 24 hours!

Didn't quite put the pieces together

Recruiters are starting to develop a bad rap

Between user @poppy_haze's experience and some of the above examples, it doesn't seem like recruiters are very good at what they're supposed to do.

Recruiters are starting to develop a bad rap

Obvious openings

This recruiter tried to pitch two jobs from the same exact company and department user @siliconundergo already works.

Obvious openings

More incompentencies

Facebook user Will Lee had waited months to get in to a specific job that he thought only hired through one recruiter. He got the job without their help and made sure they knew about it.

More incompentencies
via: Facebook

Reading comprehension seems like a required skill for recruiting

Facebook user Hunter Kintsukuroi shares yet other story about a recruiter missing the obvious.

Reading comprehension seems like a required skill for recruiting
via: Facebook

As we all know, every situation is different.

We don't have the full story about what happened between Firr and his former company. But, the experts at the world's leading job site, Indeed.com, say that leaving your job on good terms is crucial if you want your career to succeed.

“When you leave a company, doing so respectfully shows your employer you care about the company and its reputation. Your professionalism during the transition might earn you a recommendation from your supervisor,” they write.

“Maintaining positive relationships with peers and supervisors is also important as you might work with them again or see them at professional industry events like conferences or professional development events.”

According to the people who work at Indeed, there are 9 steps that you should consider when leaving a job on Good Terms:

1. Give notice: Once you know you'll be leaving your job, give notice to your supervisor in the form of an official resignation letter.

2. Be respectful: Tell your supervisor or boss you'll be leaving your job before you tell anyone else at the company.

3. Help with the transition: If your supervisor requests your help, share the news of your departure with clear guidelines for how your team will manage your work until management chooses a replacement.

4. Continue to work hard: Maintain a productive workflow after giving notice of your departure. Excellent performance demonstrates your professionalism.

5. Connect with your team: Hold a meeting with your team or colleagues in other departments with whom you work most frequently. Ask them what they need from you to ease the transition from you to your replacement.

6. Finish all your projects: Make sure you complete all your ongoing projects and assignments before your last day of work. I

7. Offer training: If your company hires a replacement before your last day, offer to train that person.

8. Attend an exit interview: If possible, meet with human resources or your supervisor for an exit interview. Provide any feedback about the position and company while receiving feedback on your performance. 

9. Maintain relationships: Keep in touch with your colleagues. Positive relationships help keep you on good terms with the company as a whole.

So while it is important to take care of yourself, try to keep in mind that some empathy and compassion can be beneficial in the long run.

And of course, every situation is different, such is life. Sometimes the best course of action is to slap on a fake mustache (or 10) and have fun.

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