Type 75 Words Per Minute? You BET I Can!

Hiring Horror Stories are scary but true tales sent to us from the interview trail.


A recruiting manager hired a woman to help out with typing proposals. The woman said she could type 75 words per minute and, in a crunch, the manager hired her on a trial basis without giving her a test. Rushing past her desk to an important meeting, the manager happened to notice that new hire’s computer screen was completely filled with spelling errors and mistakes. He asked her what she was doing since she seemed to be ignoring the spell check warnings. Very calmly, she replied, “Oh, I do that at the end. How could I type 75 words per minute if I stopped every time I made a mistake?”

Typing is an absolute art. If you ever had any doubt…