Is this ok? Am I being silly?

(8 Posts)
RupertStJohnPoo Fri 19-Apr-19 07:57:28

Would like perspectives please. Had second round job interview, with same interviewer as first round. Friendly, most senior person at business, male. Interview was at a cafe and I understand all his interviews are. When we met I went to shake hands. We did, but he then kissed me on both cheeks. Rest of interview went well. It is for a professional city job. Is this ok given we had met before and the interview ended up being quite informal or is it a warning I should heed?

OP’s posts: |
katykins85 Fri 19-Apr-19 08:00:49

This would be incredibly odd in my field, but how informal is informal?! Was he Italian or French, I only ask as both male and female friends from these countries greet like this.

RupertStJohnPoo Fri 19-Apr-19 08:17:57

He is English but down to earth and very personable. I thought it was odd but like the company and it is a good position.

OP’s posts: |
Snog Fri 19-Apr-19 08:34:03

Inappropriate

Bluntness100 Fri 19-Apr-19 08:38:00

It's not the norm, but there are some people who do this by standard. Was he, Ehrm, quite upper class?

daisychain01 Fri 19-Apr-19 08:55:40

I'd find it unprofessional and demeaning. Wouldn't want to work for someone who invaded my personal space like that.

sackrifice Fri 19-Apr-19 08:56:36

Erm...not on at all.

RupertStJohnPoo Fri 19-Apr-19 09:44:22

Thanks all for replying. He is not upperclass. I would say probably from an ordinary background. I think you’re all right. I should go with my immediate reaction which is it was odd. I know someone (male) who used to work for him so perhaps I will ask him about it if I get an offer. Thanks very much. I do appreciate you taking time to respond.

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in