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AL JACKSON
Last updated 09:15 05/10/2012

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Many years ago I was being interviewed for an office position, and my first interview with the HR manager went, I thought, quite well.

However, I was then interviewed by the man who was to become my manager, and he was a Yorkshireman, with an atrocious drawl. He rabbited on and on about the merits of the industry, how he started, what he enjoyed about the job... I do seem to recall that he asked me one or two questions, but it was mostly a monologue.

So, after what must have been most of my lunch break sitting there listening, he finally asked me something. Problem was I wasn't "there" any longer - my mind was out the window enjoying the bright, sunny afternoon. Only after he asked me again in a louder voice followed by a cough, did I mentally return. Somewhat embarrassing.

Oh, I did get the job.


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