...was the phone falling from my hand in stunned disbelief when you said the following sentence to me (emphasis, this time, not really added, just transcribed):
"Yeah, right now, I'm really working a solid forty hours a week."
Now, please excuse me for a moment, Candidate, while I turn to Reader(s) and explain this to them.
Was this person emphasizing the amazing work-life balance available in their current position?
Or was this a person in a part-time position explaining why she figured she might as well move to a full-time role?
No, Reader(s), and no.
This was a person COMPLAINING. To ME. The person interviewing them for a FULL-TIME job.
I mean, look, you can see the time I'm posting this, I'm no innocent, I know we don't always work a "solid forty hours a week."
Nevertheless, do we complain about it when we have to? You know, complain about working the number of hours generally considered to be a normal workweek? In a job interview? What is she, from FRANCE or something?
P.S. She wasn't. And not slagging off on the French, just sayin' I'd understand the statement if she had been.