RE: "Linux is now not supported"

Subject: RE: "Linux is now not supported"
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 20:22:43 -0800

John Posada wrote:

> Poking holes in the interview question is not the "test". This
> is an interview and the purpose of the question was to see if
> you knew a process. Answer the question.

Come on, John... Lots of interviewers would ask that question WANTING to see whether the candidate tries to get more information before jumping in with a solution. Here, for example, is a guy who'd immediately no-hire anyone who responded the way you suggested:
(search the page for "design a house")

If you aren't interested in rephrasing the question to make it crystal-clear that you're asking for a crisis-handling process, at least cut people some slack for assuming that you might have been asking for a crisis-recognition process.



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