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Re: Stop with the interview questions already

by rcaputo (Chaplain)
on Aug 29, 2009 at 18:47 UTC ( #792106=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Stop with the interview questions already

Assuming correctness of the premise that these are interview questions, helping people advance beyond their skills is detrimental to everyone but the applicant.

  • Applicants are hired under false pretenses.
  • Employers receive less for their money.
  • Employees must deal with new hires who don't really know Perl, and the code that they produce.
  • The job market for competent Perl programmers is reduced.
  • The code these applicants produce supports the idea that Perl is a write-once, read-never language, and the department should move to Java.

That said, it's really up to the individual to decide whether to help someone pass a job interview. In many cases, it's probably impossible to determine the nature of a question without being a right bastard about it. YMMV, etc.


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Re^2: Stop with the interview questions already
by ssandv (Hermit) on Aug 30, 2009 at 02:08 UTC
    The individual who asked the question in the chatbox last night indicated that it was an interview question. I can't, obviously, speak for all of the questions, but I was pretty sure that was what many of them were based on their similarity in spirit to the software testing interview questions list I've seen.

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