What the fuck is up with interviewers asking about my goddamn hobbies now? My hobby is slowly going blind while frustratedly talking to myself through an anthropomorphized rubber duck you fucking idiot, that's why I'm here in the first place. "Well we want a well rounded person". I'll give you a well-rounded asshole. It used to be, "well do you write code in your spare time too"? What the fuck do they want from us? Next time I'm answering this new "hobby" question as follows:

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    Just give them some generic hobbies like reading, gaming etc
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    A: Hello what are your hobbies?

    B: Usually in my free time i like to jack off as my favorite hobby. Depending on my mood i sometimes watch porn and sometimes do it without. The best feeling about jacking off my huge 9.7 inch cock is shooting a huge cumblast all over my computer screen because that leads me to my second hobby of cleaning the screen with a towel and that leads to cleaning my whole house. Not cleaning with the cum of course, but with a new towel. Cleaning stuff is one of my hobbies because it gives me so much satisfaction, but not as much satisfaction as when i ejaculate a huge 24 gallon cumload all over the floor. It drips on the floor because it falls off the monitor which i love because i then have to wipe the floor and all that liquid cum before it becomes hard and sticky. Sometimes to resolve this issue i grab a bad bitch and fill her pussy up with my load as my 3rd hobby.

    A: You're hired.

    *pornhub headquarters*
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    Well if you can't handle such a simple question, you may be hard to work with.
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    @electrineer it's not that I can't handle it. That's a simple question. It's an obnoxious question in my opinion depending on the context, and generally irrelevant. What does someone I work for care about what I do outside of work? We're not making small talk at a bar. They're trying to gauge my technical skills. Feels asinine. Sharing common interests is all well and good, but should be organic. It's not some school popularity contest. Why not just be objective?
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    @ChachiKlaus asking for hobbies is very relevant when the applicant has limited work experience. It can be irrelevant, but at least it's not always wrong, unlike some other questions.
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    @electrineer sure, I can appreciate that context. But repeatedly, it's been hobbies outside of programming specifically. I told someone interviewing me my five year plan was to continue doing dev and improve. Her response was, "you wanna do dev all the time?" Somewhat disgusted, frankly. I fortunately said, "well, it depends a lot on your definition of all the time." Which got a laugh from everyone else. But this is the kind of bullshit I'm talking about.
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    No dev hobby means no passion, not hired.

    Oh, you have a non-dev hobby like reading? No communication skills, not hired.

    What about motorcycling? Too dangerous, not hired.

    Maybe some workout like table tennis? Sorry, no team sport, means no team skills, not hired.

    Damn it, then football! Well yeah, too many injuries, see motorcycling, not hired.

    Playing music in a band - teamwork and no injuries? Hmm, sounds like doing drugs, not hired.

    There you go.
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    Tell them your hobby is going to interviews, and taking about your hobbies in interviews
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    But maybe that's a good one:

    You: asshole widening.

    Interviewer: Pardon?!

    You: Well you first take a lof of grease, then one finger, then one of the other hand, then both hands and pulling and pulling. You stop when the asshole is about 1.75m wide.

    Interviewer: What do you do with such a big asshole?

    You: Hiring it to ask stupid interview questions!
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    @m0nk hahaha. Me and my gf were joking about something similar. That's even funnier. But my hobby has been finding a new job. That's my hobby.

    @Fast-Nop Lmao. That's it in a nutshell. There's no way to answer, and then you have someone intently staring at you like some nude model they might hire.
    I'm a gamer. No ambition.
    I'm ambitious. Not fun enough.

    That asshole joke had me in stitches. I might have to use that at some point.
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    @ausername Haha, reading...
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    @ScriptCoded programmers read code all the time 😉
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    @ausername True true ;) Fact is stats show what we read more than write code!
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    Oy, your interviewer here. We are wondering if you'd be willing to provide us with your hobbies, yet? Would be greeeeaat. K thx, bye.
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    You gotta code amazing sideprojects in your spare time while saving the orphans , environment, etc, play sports while being a cool sociable person with whatever hobbies hobbies happen to be cool right now (rock climbing?) In the valley.
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    @ChachiKlaus Totaly valid question IMHO..
    For example, if you're an adrenaline junkie, you are a 'hazard' to hire as there is a bigger probability you will kill yourself basejumping than just reading books.. + if you like to learn new stuff from let's say reading books as a hobbie, you will probably have less problems learning new stuff & adjusting to the new work environment & tasks..
    Just thinking outloud, but my CTO actually said once (partially as a joke) that I am not permitted to go parachute jumping until I finish 3 of major tasks on rewriting some feature..
    Also no hobbies usually means problems with depression & setting goals, so it is another alarming thing for employers.. // this one is from personal experience, I know I've been crap employee when I was depressed and only going from home to work to home to sleep.. I dropped all my hobbies, didn't even pick up a book or watch tv series..
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