I had a phone interview yesterday. From the beginning of the call I sensed the interviewer was unhappy or in a bad mood or something. The only real question she asked me was "tell me about how you got to where you are now?". At the end of the interview she mentioned she will pass my application on to the hiring manager.
I asked her what her position was and she deflected the question. Why would someone not want to answer? I take it as a sign of a bad work environment if people automatically deflect questions. I asked her again and she said she was the "district corporate recruiter".
Part of why I asked was I was wondering if she was non-technical and that's why she didn't ask many questions. The other part is I was wondering if I'd be working with her (I did ask this more directly but she deflected it too).
Is it rude to ask the position of the person interviewing you?
I didn't ask her what her position was immediately after she said she would pass the application on to her manager. I asked her when I did as it was the end of the interview and she asked if I had any questions.