So why do people feel compelled to display about as much emotion as they do when filing their fingernails? Is this supposed to be "professionalism"?
I once intereviewed a candidate for a Unix Engineering
position whom I asked if he wanted a cup of coffee.
I thought that I was being nice and thought he'd loosen
up a bit and after all what Unix professional doesn't
drink lots caffeine on a constant basis?
His answer to me floored me. I expected maybe "yeah
that would be great" or "no thanks I don't
touch the stuff" or something like that. Nope!
His answer to me was
"No! I came to interview for a job
not drink coffee and engage in small talk!"
Needless to say the interview did not progress too much
further. I expect
some social graces from co-workers...
|Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional|
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