The two interviewees - just to recap there was Simon the sweet and nice guy who seems a little shy and Janice the louder of the two who seems good fun but has the worlds most annoying laugh.
However, Janice clearly didn't like the look of us as she left after just one glass of wine and said she wanted to "Go spend time with her real friends." Ouch.
As the night went on Ted was being his normal incredibly annoying self - insisting Simon spends five minutes chatting to each of us individually as an informal interview. Simon rolled his eyes at this but took it well.
I go and take my five minutes of Simon time after Ted bribes me with another drink. I hate it when Ted is smart.
I awarded Simon a point system during the interview - not for the purposes of hiring him but just whether I thought we'd get on. His score is below
"Hey Simon I'm Kate." I say
He smiles and says, "I feel like I've gone speed dating or something which is weird as you are the first female I've gotten - do you think I should ask for my money back."
"So on a scale of one to ten how bad has this interview been?" I ask
He laughs again "Well crap but I have been brought five beers. Unfortunately I get the feeling Ted still expects me to be making sense."
"Yes he has weird ideas about thing like that." I admit.
He looks around surreptitiously and whispers, "My first interview lasted two hours and the first hour was just Ted telling me about his own CV. I felt like thanking him and saying he had the job."
"An hour of his CV? And you came back? Why?" I ask.
He blushes and says sheepishly, "My recruitment consultant told me there would be free drinks."
I like him!
How I scored points :
- Being cute - 1 point
- Being cute enough that I saw Jamie look annoyed when we were talking - HA - 1 point
- Making fun of Ted - 1 Point
- Making fun of Ted again - 1 Point
- Admitting he only came to the interview for free drinks - 1 Point
- Blushing - 1 Point