Advertising

When you’re taken out to lunch for an interview, do you order a drink? Like a beer or wine.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

Buy two tequilas, and slide the salt toward them. Now they’re wondering if it’s a test. Boom, you’re in the driver’s seat.

Reaction Icon Like
likesmartfunny
Arrow Icon

Delightful.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I wouldn’t. Even if they do. It could be a test.

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpfulfunny
Arrow Icon

Well, there’s a difference between ordering Amstel Light and Long Island Ice tea.

Reaction Icon Like
likesmarthelpfulfunny
Arrow Icon

If they do, of course. If not, no way.

Reaction Icon Like
likeuplifting
Arrow Icon

European here. If you drink alcohol, follow their lead. If someone offers you a drink they are breaking the ice. It’s not a trick or a test. If you don’t drink, it’s ok to say no and you don’t have to give a reason. Doesn’t matter if you are training for a marathon, are clean, or Mormon or pregnant. No good boss is going to question you, force you or judge you. And bosses, don’t use interviews in restaurants and bars as an excuse to get lively on expenses. You will be a bad judge of a candidate on that second Martini.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Completely agree. Let the interviewer go first. Of they come to you first to order don't order a drink.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

If they order a drink then sure order something. But it’s always good to stay sober during an interview 🤷🏻‍♀️ Just a thought

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Is that a test people do? I wouldn’t drink unless they do, and you’re 100% confident you can hold your booze

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpful
Arrow Icon

Yes. I ain’t workin for squares

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

Once I heard a story about someone being taken out for an interview at a bar, over a drink or two. It didn’t work out, they didn’t get the job. The person being interviewed ended up suing the company as they said they were a recovering alcoholic and this put them back on the wagon. Ended up settling for a six figure sum. Just a thought for those conducting interviews this way!

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

🤭

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I’m not sure why it’s such a big deal. I wonder what your ages are and if it’s a generational thing. I’m 38.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Yes I am bc I’m a grown up and they are too.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Hahaha I figured as much. I personally never have but when they do I’ve just always wondered like...should I?

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Nope

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If all your friends jump of a bridge...

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Ironic mocktail

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Hell no. U crazy. They typically don’t want peeps drinking during a workday. Even if they drink.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Um yes! I’m not going to be someone I’m not at an interview. Besides, agency people are generally drinkers anyway. Just look at the bar tab when everyone goes for “celebratory drinks” after an account win.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

🙄

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

I would totally order a wine if they did first. Probs wouldn't be the first to order one though.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Best replacement for the Uber credit card? Got downgraded and looking for something similar to the old benefits.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What would happen if someone was interviewing for a role and accidentally passed gas, but otherwise crushed the interview? Has anyone experienced this before? No clue what I’d do as the interviewer

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

*weekly post complaining about hiring discrimination against males*

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta Platinum members, what bonus do you choose? Very likely gifting Silver Status to my spouse.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I got a new role in Ohio. My SO is freaking out about the bedbug crisis there. Any tips of how to protect against bedbugs?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.