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Caveat. The OP's original account brings up two possible
reasons why the candidate may be unsuitable:
"The interviewing team were exchanging
gratified smiles till we took the candidate for lunch."
Whose bright idea was it to insert personal politics into an
*interview lunch* in the first place and by so doing launch
the unpleasant incident? If it was the candidate, that would
"Like it was a given that no one could ever disagree with
Putting aside the undesirable situation of a working group
that is engaging in political discussions in a professional
setting, someone who seems to have difficulty participating
in a civil discourse in one subject may have the same issue
in more proper working areas.
I would never penalize a candidate or employee for his/her
political views. However, the time, place and manner in
which a candidate or employee chooses to express those
views is another matter.
----- Original Message -----
From: <richard -dot- melanson -at- us -dot- tel -dot- com>
> Hire this person and what did the commercial say,
> "Make this world a better place" and make yourself better people.
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