The initial phone interview was cordial and very typical of a first screening of an applicant and company. I had recently been downsized and the interviewer spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on the details of being "let go". Maybe JJK prefers to hire people who voluntarily leave a company versus those who are given a severance package and shown the door after many years of dedicated service.
As for my qualifications in the position being interviewed for, I ticked off every box that they had wanted, the job would've been a perfect fit for all my skills. Salary expectations were never discussed.