Friday Fictioneers – The Name Of The Game

(Author’s Note: I am not sure about the things that are going on in my current life right now. I will update as I can, but I am not sure when I’ll be back to extra writings on the blog besides Friday Fictioneers. Here’s today’s offering.)

PHOTO PROMPT – © Marie Gail Stratford

The Name Of The Game

by Miles H. Rost

Mark Daniels kept clicking the mouse. He was barely listening to the person in front of him.

“And that’s why I can be the best at your company.”

Mark didn’t look up, but kept clicking the mouse.

“Alright. Thank you for coming in. I’ll contact you if you got the job.”

The interviewee just looked at him funny, then turned around and left out the door. Mark waited until the door closed, and he tore up the resume.

“Not gonna waste my time.”

He kept clicking on the mouse, looking at the scantily clad women on his screen. A small smile came across his face.

45 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Name Of The Game

  1. What Rochelle said was the firs thing that went through my mind, too. One of these days, however, porn sites will be blocked, what does he do then? Great characterization, I hate the guy. 😉

  2. I agree with Rochelle. I wouldn’t want to work with that dude if he can’t even give me a few minutes of his precious time. Imagine what the job would be like. Well done!

  3. Oh, Miles! I was on the opposite side of the desk at an interview like this. What a nightmare! Fortunately, the interviewer was a woman more interested in playing Solitaire than looking at porn. Unfortunately, I nearly broke my neck driving to an unfamiliar location on rain-slicked streets only to be insulted when she informed me that my qualifications were meaningless to her. If only I had been the Ace of Spades, right?

    Good story to match my photo. I’m pleased.

    All my best,

  4. Miles,
    it sounds from the comments that you struck a chord with this story. 🙂 I think I agree with the others that the person interviewed dodged a bullet and can hopefully find a better person to work for. Nice irony with his line “Not going to waste my time.”

    • There are so many examples of HR departments doing exactly what was mentioned in the story, it provides disallusion to people who are trying to find their way in the world.

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