Once, a long time ago, the company I worked for opened a new facility, and I applied for a transfer to the new place.
To get the transfer I had to sit for an interview. The interviewer asked me what I thought was my biggest flaw as an employee. I said that I cared too much about doing things right, which is about the lamest answer I can think of.
I’m sure my interviewer thought it was self-serving BS. It was an accurate description of one of my issues, but it was not my biggest flaw as an employee. My biggest flaw was that I actively detested a large part of the job I held at the time, the same position was interviewing for at the new location.
Having to lie to work around that fact forced me to admit it to myself, and kept me from being too disappointed when my transfer was declined.
Note from Missy: That said, knowing the company in question, caring too much about doing things right was a very rare trait, and definitely looked down on by other employees, so it’s one of the rare places that it was a legit answer. 🤣