I recently had a phone interview and it went so-so. I think I asked a couple of good questions, but I also think I asked at least one bad one.
This is how to conversation went...
- Me: "What do your developers complain to you the most about on a daily basis?"
- Manager: "They usually complain about other developers not doing their job well because they are not qualified."
- Me: "Why are there so many unqualified developers in the team? Is it due to interviewing practices?"
Note... the wording might not have been exactly the same as above. I am also not a native English speaker (not like that would be an excuse)
I think my last question was out of line. I did not mean to suggest that they are not conducting a good interview. It was just pure curiosity but thinking back it is definitely a black mark on my record.
Is there a good way to recover from this after the fact? If I realized my stupidity then, I would have said something, I would have admitted it was a bad question. But what can I do now? Hours, possibly days after the interview?
In general, what can one do to recover from situations like this?