Man Drinks Absinthe At Job Interview – What Happened Next Is Shocking

A man holiding up a shot of alcohol.
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Finding a job in a highly competitive field can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience. One job interviewee, in an attempt to calm his nerves, drank a shot of absinthe before the interview.

His reasoning? To ensure good luck and honor his late grandfather. However, things took a turn for the worse when he decided to take another shot before the final interview with the CEO. Unfortunately, she caught him mid-gulp and promptly kicked him out of the building.

Who is the a**hole in this situation? The interviewee for drinking before the interview or the CEO for not listening to his explanation? Read on to find out the outcome of this job interview disaster.

🍸 Job interview + absinthe = ?? Hear this guy's reasons

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Surviving finance job interviews: One man's experience and tips 🏦

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Applicant drinks absinthe for luck in job interview 😱🍸

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

Nerves get the best of interviewee after absinthe mishap 🤢

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

Liquid courage leads to successful interview - risky or genius? 🤔

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

🍸 Man drinks absinthe before job interview - gets booted out

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

Interviewee drinks absinthe, gets escorted out - lesson learned 🍸

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

Family feud over alcohol consumption - see both sides 🍸🤝

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

Job interview fail: to drink or not to drink 🤔

sad_philosopher_885 | sad_philosopher_885

🍸 Man drinks absinthe before job interview gone wrong

A young man seeking his first job after graduation decided to settle his nerves with absinthe before his interview. After the initial effects wore off, he took a couple more shots in the bathroom, resulting in the CEO catching him mid-gulp. The company called security to remove him and he has since apologized and asked for another chance.

Was he wrong for drinking before the interview, or was the CEO's reaction too harsh? Read on for Reddit's reactions and leave your own thoughts below about the situation.

Drinking absinthe at a job interview? YTA and might have a drinking problem. 🤔

themcchickening | themcchickening

Using alcohol to medicate anxiety is a problem. 🚫🍸

Elykscorch | Elykscorch

Commenter doubts authenticity of story, deems OP an alcoholic. 😒

FoxUniCarKilo | FoxUniCarKilo

Drinking absinthe at interview = YTA, career ruined, 🤦‍♂️

lihzee | lihzee

Self-medicating with alcohol for anxiety? YTA and dumb 🤦‍♂️

RedoubtableSouth | RedoubtableSouth

Drinking during job interview displays poor judgement and risk management 🙄

DarkRogus | DarkRogus

Drinking absinthe during job interview? Not a good idea 🍸

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Brought a bottle of absinthe to a job interview? YTA.

AbbyBirb | AbbyBirb

Hilarious response to absinthe job interview comment 🤣

Coffee-Not-Bombs | Coffee-Not-Bombs

Commenter urges alcoholic job interviewee to seek help 🙏

Icy-Sun1216 | Icy-Sun1216

🚫 Don't drink during a job interview - YTA for being unprofessional.

Fritemare | Fritemare

🍸Drinking at a job interview? YTA - it's not social courage.🤦‍♂️

Individual_Ad_9213 | Individual_Ad_9213

Commenter calls out alcohol dependency in job interview story 🚫🍸

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Job interviewee drinks absinthe; commenters urge seeking help for anxiety.

queenevans | queenevans

🚫 Don't bring alcohol to job interviews! YTA.

ProvoloneJones11 | ProvoloneJones11

Commenter advises seeking help for alcohol dependence and worsening mental health.

SaraRainmaker | SaraRainmaker

Drinking shots during a job interview? YTA for sure 🤦‍♂️

not-enough-wawa | not-enough-wawa

Drinking absinthe at job interview is not self-medication! YTA.

Shiny_Littlefoot | Shiny_Littlefoot

Red flags abound in this YTA's job interview story 🚩🍸

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Commenter calls out alcoholic behavior at job interview 🍸

ChewyRib | ChewyRib

Drinking absinthe before an interview: NAH, but not normal.

VinnyCapistrano | VinnyCapistrano

Commenter calls out job interviewee for drinking, offers advice 🚫🍸

Waste-Phase-2857 | Waste-Phase-2857

🤔 Is it really made up or just stupidity at play?

Solrackai | Solrackai

🍸Drinking absinthe during a job interview? 😱 YTA.

Nerdlife91 | Nerdlife91

Commenter calls out potential job interviewee's alcoholism. 💔

Aphelion_Wolf | Aphelion_Wolf

Commenter calls out YTA and their poor judgement 👀

Rich_Introduction_83 | Rich_Introduction_83

Job interview gone wrong with inappropriate flirting and alcohol 🍸

Crafty-Koshka | Crafty-Koshka

Drinking at a job interview? YTA according to commenters 🍸

timdr18 | timdr18

🚨Job interview fail: Drinking absinthe before interview? YTA.

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Commenter suggests OP is 'just stupid' after absinthe interview.

ThedaBarasBoobs | ThedaBarasBoobs

Job applicant drinks before interview, gets called out for behavior.

Made_In_Iceland405 | Made_In_Iceland405

Job interviewee drinks absinthe, gets kicked out by CEO. YTA.

Arbusto | Arbusto

Alcohol isn't a cure for anxiety, therapy is. YTA 🤨

genus-corvidae | genus-corvidae

🚨 Job interview gone wrong after drinking absinthe. OP called out for unprofessional behavior and advised to seek help for anxiety. YTA.

Special_Respond7372 | Special_Respond7372

Drinking in an interview? YTA and it's not shocking why.

Sk111W | Sk111W

Interviewee takes shot during interview, labeled YTA by commenters 💉

Fastr77 | Fastr77

Drinking to hold yourself together at a job interview? 🤔

dioor | dioor

Drinking absinthe before an interview? YTA and a liability 😬

icedthun0r | icedthun0r

Commenter calls out alcoholic behavior, urges person to seek help 🚫🍸

Many-Example-1747 | Many-Example-1747

Is this comment calling out the article for being fake? 🤔

theadoptedoprhan | theadoptedoprhan

Man drinks 4 shots of absinthe for job interview - YTA

Party_Teacher6901 | Party_Teacher6901

Self-medicating with alcohol is a bad idea. Seek help 🙏

nemc222 | nemc222

Drinking at a job interview? YTA and need help 🚫🍸

Sunflower_giraffe | Sunflower_giraffe

Drinking during a job interview? Yikes. YTA according to comment.

Kooky_Protection_334 | Kooky_Protection_334

Self-medicating: a medical problem, not a social one. 💊

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Former addict sympathizes with job interviewee, urges help and meds

howmanycatsandbears | howmanycatsandbears

Don't let nerves ruin your interview! 🤐

Elephant_homie | Elephant_homie

Concerned comment urges OP to get help for alcoholism 🙏

throwawaygrosso | throwawaygrosso

Drinking absinthe at job interview - instant YTA judgement 🔥

Diznygurl | Diznygurl