RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"

Subject: RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"
From: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 16:22:57 -0500

Yes, John, that was said tongue-in-cheek. Just looking to make you smile a
little thinking of how silly you might be able to get in an interview after
the pressure of impressing them was off. Think of what Dilbert (or better
yet--Dogbert) might do...

I had an interview about a year ago when I found out shortly into the
interview that they were looking to hire a senior contract writer at junior
writer wages ($17 per hour!). I went through with the interview because I
couldn't think of a tactful way to get out of it without making my contract
house look bad or without permanently burning the bridge with that company.
When the job offer came from them a week or so later, I told my contract
house the truth but had them extend my apologies and tell the company that I
had accepted another position. I'm not sure if I handled it the best way,
but that was all I could think of doing at the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 4:08 PM
To: Jones, Donna; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"

Donna: I know you aren't serious...suppose they decided they didn't want
you at some point of the wouldn't want them to play with
you in a similar manner, would ya?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation
"Realizing Your Business Goals
Through Software Asset Management"

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-143723 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-143723 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Jones,
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 4:59 PM
Subject: RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"

When you know you don't want the job, that's when you get a chance to
play with them a little. Say things designed to shock them and watch
their faces.

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