China Outpacing US In Blacking Out-During-Interview Skills

While we’re on the subject of prepping for interviews, if you find yourself applying for a gig in China, please be advised that according to the South China Morning Post, “mainland job-seekers are increasingly required to exhibit ‘grey skills’ – binge drinking, playing mahjong and even ballroom dancing – to provide them with an edge in the market.” Several individuals took this advice to heart recently, resulting in the following scene.

Those would be the 4 men who were found passed out in Baguocheng Square earlier in the week, after they’d gone on their second round of interviews for sales jobs at an unnamed firm.

At noon, the company leader invited them for lunch. Eager to impress the boss, they competed in drinking more alcohol. In the end they were wasted. At first, they just sat on the ground chatting, but soon three of them lied down and passed out. The fourth guy leaned against a telephone pole, standing unsteadily, occasionally muttered some words out his mouth and shivered non-stop. Two of them slept while hugging each other and their backpacks. The police eventually called 120. And minutes later three men were sent to the hospital by ambulance.

Passing Out Into The Real World [SCMP]
Competing In Drinking For Job, Interviewees Pass Out [CH]

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67 Responses to “China Outpacing US In Blacking Out-During-Interview Skills”

  1. Anon says:

    Pictures or it didn’t happ…oh, never mind,

  2. AmericanBandersnatch says:

    Stuff like that happens in the BofA exec suite all the time. No big deal.

  3. Guesty Guest says:

    And they didn’t even make it to the Minetta’s round….shame really

  4. I’d drink myself stupid too if I were interviewing for a sales position.

  5. Kenny Boy says:

    Four loco, hell of a good time.

  6. Cam Newton says:

    I see nothing wrong with doing whatever it takes to get the right job.

  7. CoveredLong says:

    I’m not sure how or why but this undoubtedly is UBS’ fault.

    …in other news, Ken Lewis is moving to China.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks like I have what it takes to get ahead in Mainland China.

    -Guy deeply regretting the beer/wine/gimlet/beer combination last night.

  9. Guest says:

    Me Chinese, me make joke, me make pee-pee in your rum and Coke.

  10. Guest-o-Rama says:

    They said something about not wanting to get punched in the face. But it was in Chinese, so they could have been saying “I’m a closet Bitch”, I’m not really sure.

  11. Chuddy says:

    Where should I send my resume?

    ~ Lindsay Lohan

  12. Guest says:

    You have no idea.

    -Guy who’s responsible for getting it banned.

  13. Hhhttteee says:

    Taleb and Falcone = one trick ponies

  14. Observer says:

    Fuckin flash mobs.

  15. Geust says:

    Why do people hate on UBS?

  16. Guest says:

    Why is the sky blue?

  17. Blanal says:

    they must have split a six pack

  18. Chucky Sheen says:

    Fake.Taking photos of them drunk and stupid is,perhaps,part of the requirements.

    It’s like New York Times.Rumor that NYT is paying locales for the interview and often locales make up stories because it’s what NYT reporters want to hear.

  19. Guest says:

    I wonder which one got to sleep on the wet spot?

  20. Chuddy says:

    We need to add this as step #137 inour interview process.

    ~ Goldman Sachs

  21. Chuddy says:

    Bess, it’s friday, how about a caption contest post? those are always fun.

  22. Guest says:

    They don’t suck. Haters gotta hate.

  23. R.Kelly says:

    ballers gotta ball. I dont want non of the above i want to Pee on you. drip drip drip

  24. R.Kelly says:

    ballers gotta ball. I dont want non of the above i want to Pee on you. drip drip drip

  25. Stewie G. says:

    I work really hard cus i’m no fun!


  26. guest says:

    UBS is hiring sales people

  27. Anonymous says:


  28. Anonymous says:

    Nice grammar, Ty.

  29. VPutin says:

    So true . . . Stuff like this happens in Russia all the time.

    -Vladimir Putin

  30. Guest says:

    feel free to caption this.

  31. Jimmy Cayne says:


    -Jimmy Cayne

  32. GueSt says:

    Ari: Blackouts? Fuckin’ Blackouts! Thank you very much!
    Mrs. Ari: The town will understand it, Ari. It’s not the movie’s fault.
    Ari:: Baby… It wasn’t the Cubs’ fault when that douchebag grabbed the foul ball either, but they still don’t get the World Series’ ring. There are no asterisks in this life, only scoreboards, and ours is currently reading “FUCKED”!

  33. trojan says:

    E*TRADE Securities
    P.O. Box 1542
    Merrifield VA 22116-1542

  34. Guest says:

    Acura MDX or knock off?

  35. trojan says:

    hop-a-long knussbaum

  36. Nympho says:

    Ooooooooh…..and I just happen to be a recovering nymphomaniac and I’ve whittled my “triggers” down to cowboys and jewish investment bankers!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Getting blindfolded with dental floss is the NKI.

  38. Jayson Blair says:

    There is no way such a classy and prestigious news organization woudl do anything like that

  39. Creative says:

    Idea for E*Trade commercial: Lindsay Lohan appears on screen, wearing a tank top. She says, “Trade fast with E*Trade [or something to that effect, still working on the wording.] Don’t be a milkaholic, like me, Lindsay Lohan!” And then, with a huge grin, she rips off her top and proceeds to self-lactate herself into the camera lens. This continues for the remainder of the twenty-five seconds of the spot.

    You are welcome, Mr. Ken Griffin.

  40. Anonymous says:

    This photo looks eerily reminiscent of Tiananmen Square circa 1989.

    Too soon?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Too well dressed.

  42. BackOfficeSales says:

    Dong, where is my automobile?

  43. Lloyd Dobler says:

    I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.

  44. L. Duk Dong says:

    No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.

  45. Ty Webb says:

    Me winning isn’t. You do.

  46. Guest says:

    redesigned, bigger, “better” Dealbook back to old stealing from Dealbreaker roots (no mention of where they obtained not one but two hedge fund letters cited here: hint: they found them on dealbreaker, who reported them weeks ago.

  47. Zachary Kouwe says:

    I couldn’t possibly agree more

  48. Guest says:

    Did they get the job?

  49. Gozer says:

    Give me back the P out of my PnL 10 yr cash man

  50. Guest says:

    They must be soooo ronery

  51. Ivon_sh says:

    I guess this journalist has what it takes to get
    ahead in china- –reading news over newspaper then translate into english to entertain folks back in US. Here is what real journalism goes!


  52. TempoGuest says:

    Yes, you are very correct.There was no blood but pee and saliva.

  53. This just makes me hungry for Oreos.

  54. Did you drink water or iced tea while you were drinking ?

  55. It tastes like a jolly rancher getting it on with a mouthwash.

  56. This is what 20% of Russia looks like at any given time.

  57. Anonymous says:

    The Irish have stolen all their jobs.

  58. BorisYeltsin says:

    When, where, u talking to me?

  59. Guest says:

    Sake-it-to-me baby!

  60. No says:

    It’s not “lied down”; it’s “lay down.” Geez.

  61. sabby says:

    Soo… Did they get the job?

  62. joshua number-3-trillion says:

    Sake is japanese. the chinese prefer moet mixed with greentea.

    – just returned from nightclub with chinese client. maybe he was drunk. maybe i was drunk. maybe i am drunk.

  63. lsaglobal1 says:

    Lolx this is insane :D drinking alcohol to impress the boss this is funny…

    Interviewing Skills Training

  64. Tris says:

    Hahahaha! Oh these Chinese. What are they doing :D
    Behavior Based Interviewing Experts