> Straight out of school, A-Level
> Went to work at a small software company (10 personnel inc. owner)
> Helpdesk position. £18k
> Couldn't afford uni, didn't interest me
> Best friend went to uni
> Did a CompSci
> We grew apart as he became a self-agrandizing cunt, uni apparently makes people terrible
> 5 years later
> My company has tripled in size
> I'm the software support team co-coordinator
> £35k + training allowance
> Need to add another guy to fill a slot on the helpdesk
> Browsing through CVs
> Tons of CVs with degrees but no helpdesk experience
> Compsci 2:1's all over the place who have been out of work for 7 months after graduation
> "Pfft, none of these guys will stay here, they'll be off as soon as they get enough experience and none of them have any customer service experience"
> Through the sifting, we have 5 on the interview pile
> See my ex-friends CV
> 2:1 comp sci, 2 years part time at a spar corner shop, and a CV full of lies
> Fuck it, give him the interview
> I call him to offer the interview, he doesn't even recognize my voice
> "Thank you sir! you won't regret this! I'll be there 9am sharp! Can't wait to meet you!"
> Low and behold, he's lead into my office
> His face goes from bushy tailed candidate to a shattered soul as soon as the door starts to close behind him
> "So, hows the degree working out for you bud? Is life everything you imagined it would be after uni? Am I still a... what was it? pleb?"
> "Look... mate... I was... ughhhhh"
> He sighs and looks down at the floor, slumps in the chair and holds his head in his hand
> "mate... if I knew it was you, I wouldn't have bothered"
> "Dan, I'm not going to be a cunt, I just wanted a little fun with you, c'mon, lets start the interview, what can you tell me about the company?""
He made it to the 2nd round, then fell flat on his face, in the panel interview he fucked up a what would you do question pretty badly... There was no saving him.