Homeless Woman Arrested For Leaving Kids In Her Car During Job Interview

Well, this is very sad:
Shanesha Taylor, a woman from Scottsdale, Arizona, is homeless. So when she got asked to come in for a job interview last Thursday, she must have been excited by the prospect. But when you’re homeless, there isn’t always an easy way to take an hour off from watching your kids to be at an interview. That’s how Taylor, 35, wound up losing her children to Child Protective Service — and losing out on the potential job.

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Either way, please enjoy some of the gems on Glassdoor’s list of “Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions” for 2013, and imagine sitting across from someone leaning back in their Aeron chairs, pushing their glasses up their nose and making intense eye contact as they pretend to make up these ridiculous questions on the spot. Okay, or here are some of my favorites, and what I imagine I would come up with in the heat of the moment:

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