Human Resources

“Quoted” Exit Interview

Posted on in Human Resources · Recruitment

Previously I wrote the “Quoted” Interview, and I had fun doing it, so, I decided to go ahead with this “Quoted” Exit Interview.


Please don’t use this as a reference for good answers,,, as it is mostly just for fun.



We begin any exit interview with thanking the soon to be ex-employee for his time and asking the first Question:


  • Tell me about how you’ve come to decide to leave?
    • Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

  • What could have been done early on to prevent the situation developing/provide a basis for you to stay with us?
    • You can’t prevent what you can’t predict.

      • ― K.M. Mac Aulay
  • How do you feel about the organization?
    • Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.

  • What has been good/enjoyable/satisfying for you in your time with us?
  • What has been frustrating/difficult/upsetting to you in your time with us?
    • If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.

  • What training would you have liked or needed that you did not get, and what effect would this have had?
    • No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.

  • What can you say about communications within the organization/your department?
    • The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.

  • How would you describe the culture or ‘feel’ of the organization?
    • Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named…but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.

  • Would you consider working again for us if the situation were right?
    • I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.



 Please don’t use this as a reference for good answers,,, as it is mostly just for fun.

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