Re: Another bogus personality test

Subject: Re: Another bogus personality test
From: Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: TechWR-L techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:00:24 -0700

I'd choose: "very frustrated that you are trying to evaluate someone using multiple choice questions":-).

It doesn't really matter how good the questions are, it's a bogus situation.

If they are hiring, then they are looking for red flags (I'd call either of the "frustrated" answers red flags for a company that doesn't have the patience to do a sensible evaluation).

If the person is a current employee, then they are either going through the motions, and the survey will disappear into his/her file, or they are looking for outlier answers to hold over the employee, which to me again means the "frustrated" answers.

If they were trying to actually evaluate an individual employee or candidate, they would ask open-ended questions and read the responses, or even better, call you on the phone and have a conversation.

So, to answer the original question, I'd pick the "somewhat impatient" answer, unless you want to torpedo the evaluation, and make a note not to work for that company:-).

Best Regards,
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On Oct 22, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Lauren wrote:

> If I was your employee and my hasty work led to delays that extended a two-month project by one month would you be:
>
> * somewhat impatient that I worked too slowly
> * very impatient that I worked too slowly
> * somewhat frustrated that I worked too quickly
> * very frustrated that I worked too quickly
>
> If you were to answer the original question and applied it to yourself, how would you answer?
>
>
> On 10/22/2012 2:57 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
>> The "no-win scenario" is a joke from Star Trek. See Tony's link.
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lauren
>> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 5:41 PM
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: Another bogus personality test
>>
>> On 10/22/2012 2:07 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
>>> "I don't believe in the no-win scenario."
>> My guess is that you are of the sort to be "very impatient when things
>> move too slowly."
>
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Another bogus personality test: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Another bogus personality test: From: Lauren
RE: Another bogus personality test: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Another bogus personality test: From: Lauren
RE: Another bogus personality test: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Another bogus personality test: From: Tony Chung
RE: Another bogus personality test: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Another bogus personality test: From: Lauren
RE: Another bogus personality test: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Another bogus personality test: From: Lauren

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