How was he fired exactly? I totally get that he got screwed and all, but I don't see how this led to a firing in any stretch of the imagination.
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This was really the worst product launch ever. I was refreshing their page from 5 minutes prior and hit their distributor's pages in seconds after the announcement. Nothing... I couldn't get past the first page before the site went down. I have to say it was VERY disappointing. I'd have been happy with not getting one because I didn't click fast enough, but not getting one because of a random server outage? yea, I'm not very happy right now -- especially after following the product for such a long time.
Dude, go. Meet people. Have a good time.
You have nothing to lose by attending, nothing at all. If you find it to be a waste of time after you go, don't go again if you don't want to. Life is about your experiences - if you're at home doing whatever it is you do normally, that's 1 less thing for you.
If an interviewer yelled at me -- even in a mock situation -- I would walk out of the interview right then. I'm worth more than that.
I was in an interview once and was bumped out of the running because I answered the question as you described above "the right way." My interviewer thought the correct answer was to ask for help from him or someone else within the organization.
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