Chutzpah: Your not Hired

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption.

In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish Words

I must have missed something in the job application process. I thought the steps to obtain a job were first you apply for a job. Second, you interview for the job. Next, you receive an offer. Finally, you accept the job and work. This is how you get paid. I am apparently mistaken.

I was looking to hire someone to work on my team. This is where the Chutzpah comes in. The applicant was asked to complete a sample of the work they would be hired to complete. The task would take less than five minutes and upon completion a position would be offered or the applicant would be thanked for their time . The applicant’s response was, “ I need to be paid first.” Really? I now know why this person in unemployed.

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