The Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center. It was a fancy name for the Minnesota State Hospital. It would be my first position as a psych nurse.

I sent my resume, they called me to schedule an interview with the Program Director and the Head Nurse. I was escorted to a room with a huge table and lots of chairs arranged around the table. I took a seat at the nearest end of the table, and waited a few minutes.

The director walked in the room. He looked like he had just gotten out of bed after sleeping in his clothes for a week. He sat down at the far end of the table, looked up from a pile of papers he had dumped on the table as he sat down and asked, “Why did you apply for this position?” I’m not sure he even looked at me. He might have been staring at the ceiling.

“I saw an ad in the newspaper.” I replied.

“Okay! Works for me!” he said, scooped up his paperwork, and walked out.

Easiest. Interview. Ever.

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