Was I Just Punk’d???

I left an interview today thinking, WTF…..

I applied with a very large equipment company a few weeks ago. After a phone interview and an assessment test I got a face to face interview today.

I studied the company history, product, services, locations, who owns the company, stocks, etc. I wore aΒ  smoky grey pant suit with a button up white crisp shirt, black heels, pearls, everything was in check. I was prepped, confident, schooled, energetic and super pumped.

As I walked into the lobby I smelled smoke and noticed the walls were a dingy pale yellow. As I looked over to the right a woman approximately 60 years old was puffing away in her office while she read the paper. To the left was a white haired crusty burly bearded guy sitting in a cubicle smoking. I approached “Crusty” and introduced myself and explained I had an appointment at 11:30 with “Mr. ____”. He showed me into “Mr.’s” office and “Mr.” shook my hand and just stood there for a few minutes awkwardly staring at my chest.

Sigh….Keep in mind my button up shirt was very buttoned up and it wasn’t like my girls were popping out or the buttons were about to bust open. There was no fan blowing my hair in the wind like Beyonce. I was dressed extremely conservative and professional. As I sat down he began asking me about my work experience and telling me about a few positions he had available while making eye contact with me and then drifting his eyes to my crotch. I really wanted to say “What the fuck Dude? Are you a manager or what?” But, I didn’t. I just kept answering his questions or commenting on what he was explaining to me. I just kept thinking to myself “Does he not think I notice him looking at my lady lumps?” This is a manager over two locations and for a LARGE company.

As we got into the meat & potatoes of the interview he begins telling me I’d have a disadvantage in this type of business being a woman. My inner thoughts to myself at this point are Really? Seriously? We’re going there? I explained I’ve been in the equipment business for twenty two years and I’ve had my share of resistance in the biz by men and I can handle it. I explained that I was top salesman one year and I can explain to a customer how to rebuild their mast or give them torque spec’s and even instructions on how to install a timing belt on their equipment, etc.

He seemed impressed with my answers and responses but more impressed with my boobs and crotch. Ewwwwwww. The interview lasted a total of 35 minutes. When we said our goodbyes I bolted to the car and couldn’t wait to get home to shower. I felt dirty from the smoke and from him undressing me with his eyes.

Fuck, I’m not even that hot, was I being Punk’d? Where’s Ashton Kutcher? I hope this isn’t what I should expect on future interviews.Hoping this was just a warm up for me and there will be many more to come with professional management. But Hey! It gave me something to blog about right? Ha!





  1. Simon · January 12, 2016

    That sounds like you got away lightly, imagined if you started working there?
    It gave me a laugh… BTW… you are hot x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lennon Carlyle · January 12, 2016

      Simon, you’re so funny! Happy to give you a good laugh this evening, I owe you an e-mail πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • Simon · January 13, 2016



  2. The V-Pub · January 12, 2016

    Isn’t there an adage that states that those who deny their hotness are, in fact, hot? πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wendy · January 13, 2016

    Wow, what an Archie Bunker moment. The 70’s were quite a while back. Jeesh!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Carisa Adrienne · January 13, 2016

    smoking πŸ™‚


  5. roughwighting · January 13, 2016

    I hate to admit it, but yes, it DOES sound like the ’70s. I hate to admit it but I was there, in the late 70s, in the thick of unadulterated sexism. It stunk. It’s gotten better. But obviously, not everywhere. I wish you could PUNK the sexist pig. (Normally I’m a mild-mannered woman/blogger/writer, but this stuff gets me steamed).
    (Nice to meet you thanks to the V-Pub.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lennon Carlyle · January 13, 2016

      Pleasure to meet you and thanks for the support…..70’s ruled…best music ever πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. grandfathersky · January 13, 2016

    As the song goes – The law can’t change another’s mind when all it sees at the hiring time is the light on the color bar – you walked away with knowledge … Keep walking!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jonathan · January 13, 2016

    Unbelievable… but not surprising (sadly). I see asshats every day behaving like morons. It quietly annoys the hell out of me.


  8. acquiescent72 · January 14, 2016

    When do you start? πŸ˜€ Just kidding.
    Maybe on the next interview you tell them you know this business because you used to be a man. I’m not judging, but it might be hilarious to see the reaction.
    Sometimes you have to accept that you’re not going to work someplace and roll with it. I had an interview once where I was asked, “Why should we hire you?” And I knew I wasn’t going to accept the position based on the information given, so I answered, “I wouldn’t hire me, because I’m so over qualified that on the first day I’ll be vying to be your boss or looking to move on.” πŸ˜‰

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    • Lennon Carlyle · January 14, 2016

      Ha! I’m afraid if I go to a 2nd interview I’ll throat punch that little man! Nope, I’ve got a job, it’s not the best job in the world but after that interview it’s made me appreciate my dysfunctional work place a little more πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  9. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes · January 18, 2016

    You must have looked amazing, although next time slap the misogynistic bastard

    Liked by 1 person

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