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Re^6: Stop with the interview questions already

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Sep 01, 2009 at 07:31 UTC ( #792564=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Stop with the interview questions already
in thread Stop with the interview questions already

And just in case you think that the vague possibility that some less-than-stellar workaday candidate for a $2/hour position 5000 miles away might actually profit from your answering their simple question is such a big deal. Then consider also the possible affect of your callous pronuncement of their "obvious incompetence and dishonesty" in this place.

Consider the possibility that they are struggling to land a job--any job--such that they can repay the many years of sacrifice, deprivation, and faith their parents and siblings have invested in their education. Let's just suppose for a moment that they did use your answer to fill a gap in their knowledge and so land a job in one of the outsourcing sweat-shops. Do you think for one moment that their success could ever have the slightest affect upon your income or employment prospects? Could the fact that they got a job that was maybe a tad above their knowledge or skills base, have the slightest influence upon whether your company or customers take a decision to outsource their work to "that part of the world"?

Conversely, have you even vaguely considered the possible effect your "ligitimate prejudice" might have upon that individual? If you think that a few harsh words by a stranger on the internet will have little or no effect upon their target, tell it to the mother of Megan Meier!


Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.


Comment on Re^6: Stop with the interview questions already
Re^7: Stop with the interview questions already
by Jenda (Abbot) on Sep 01, 2009 at 09:53 UTC

    "Blame Canada! ... We must blame them and cause a fuss Before somebody thinks of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!!"

    Is that the case when the mother neglected her kid until she killed herself and then started campaigning or is that yet another "internet" suicide? There's something wrong with a thirteen years old that doesn't run acrying to her mother instead of hanging herself. And I dare saying that if she did not kill herself because of this harassment she would find a different reason. Yup, people should be nice to each other. but people should also me able to handle if someone is not so nice to them. If they can't, something was wrong long before the "few harsh words".

    Update: fixed a typo (s/If /Is /;). And no it looks I was thinking about a different case. An older one.

    Update: This is the case I had in mind. "Mother Channels Grief to Activism". Yeah.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      A thirteen year old kills herself and your answer is "she should have been able to handle it". Okay. Nuff said.


      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        And my answer is she should have been able to handle it or go get help from her parents. Or, as a real american, from a shrink.

        Jenda
        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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