ing types; they were the meanest, rudest, most self-centered people I've ever worked with. I don't miss anything about them. I'm so glad that I mainly recruit geoscientists or engineers now. I prefer their sense of humor and high level of intelligence. None of the accountants or finance people I worked with in that job had a sense of humor. Sandra McCartt said:
I am still laughing about it too Barb. Everybody needs a break from all these docs and scientists. If people only knew what dry , kick ass senses of humor the accounting and financial types have they would specialize in irreverent. The more experienced these guys and galsl get the funnier they are. Totally PC in the board room and office but ribald hilarious when they take off the tie.
Or it could be that my own sense of humor attracts a certain type. One reason why i love this business. Got a call yesterday from a geologist, talk about normally dry, he started the conversation by telling me that he had interviewed with a big oil company a month ago, hadn't heard anything and happened to notice the ad come out again in the Sunday paper via the career builder connection. He was so upset that he called the department head who had interviewed him ..at home on a Sunday and said he needed to know something since it had been a month and the ad was back out.
I groaned and asked him what the hiring manager said. His response was, "Suffice it to say that i s crewed the pooch, I got a call first thing this morning from the HR rep telling me that i was no longer under consideration."
I opined as to how that might not have been the smartest thing on the planet to do. He responded, "no shit, why do you think i am calling you, somebody told me you would probably laugh about it, give me a lecture but would not write me off as a complete idiot, albeit i may certainly fit that criteria today."
Ya gotta laugh about most of this stuff and move on.