“Cheerio, I Got the Job!” Woman Fakes British Accent in Job Interview and Lands the Gig

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A video on Instagram went viral after a lady confessed to faking a British accent to get a job, and now she was stuck with it.

According to the video, the lady works at a store on the sales floor. When she was called for an interview, her friends dared her to take in with a British accent. She said she would if they paid her, and they promptly sent her $10 via Venmo.

She Got the Job

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She went to the interview knowing she would not get hired, only for her to be offered a position on the spot, accent and all. After she was hired, she kept the accent up as she had already interacted with the management and feared she might lose her job if they knew she was faking. She thought it was a summer job, but she has been with the company for over seven months now.

Where Are You From?

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When her colleagues ask her where she is from, she tells them her hometown as she has several British relatives in the family from that town. The accent was not a problem until recently when she learned that her boyfriend is a distant friend of one of her coworkers. She feels she needs to find the right time to come clean.

The Best Advice

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This story created a buzz on Instagram, with people offering her all kinds of advice. We have sampled some of the best responses here.

“Just stop the accent and pretend you have no idea what they’re talking about.” – Amanda Cora

“One day, I called a hotel in Montreal to book a room & I was told they were fully booked. Called back with an accent, and boom! I had a room.” – Anon

Even More Advice

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“Just pepper in your real accent. Say you’ve been naturalized and eventually drop it altogether.” – SeeMcDee

“Start saying you are practicing your American accent because you’ve been told several times that people can’t understand you.” – Sky Offbeat

“Just start to speak slowly on your accent, then if they ask you tell that you had lots of British friends growing up & just learned to speak like them.” – Coconutsola

Hard To Stop

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“I’m Irish-American, and I convinced people for over a year that I had an Irish accent. Sometimes it hard to stop once you start.” – Diabolus

“I actually changed my accent once. I arrived in NZ with an American accent, but when I was ready to be a Kiwi, I just changed it. No one complained!” – Atle Tiders

Switch Back To Your Original Accent

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“Quit with an announcement and just falls into her actual accent at the end saying “BTW been faking a British accent for 7 months. PEACE I’M OUT!” – Minty Ruby

“If doesn’t matter and they probably like her and hired her on her skills and experience. They probably think she talks funny. It’s not a big deal.” – Zigzag Dogs

“Just switch to the original accent without explaining and tell them you’re faking for fun when they ask and just never stop.” – PL Cele

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

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I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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A Reddit user shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?
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Originally posted 2023-10-06 11:30:13.