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Re^4: Stop with the interview questions already

by ssandv (Hermit)
on Aug 31, 2009 at 06:00 UTC ( #792303=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Thanks for a thoughtful and informative response. There are some things I clearly don't understand about the interview process over there. I guess it's difficult for me to believe there's not a better way to do it, or at least some way that wouldn't generate a "answer bank" as an artifact.

And, let's face it. It's not good for anybody when people start to make comments in the CB when certain questions get posted like "they must be hiring in Bangalore." That's as close to an exact quote as I can remember (because I don't keep a CB archive) from someone I would consider to be a relatively mild monk who frequents the CB (not me, I never claimed to be mild). When these problems are highly coupled with linguistic cues that make it obvious the OP is in India, it's likely to lead to bad results down the road on both sides.

Sure, outsourcing is a politically touchy subject, on both sides, and there's obviously going to be people with an axe to grind on the subject. I'm not one of them. But I do take it fairly personally when people treat a community of volunteers as a consumable resource, and that's what these people give every appearance of doing. I can't imagine that's acceptable behavior in any culture. Even if it is, I feel no qualms about condemning it, as I've never been, nor claimed to be, a cultural relativist.

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by Herkum (Parson) on Sep 01, 2009 at 23:00 UTC

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