Re: Tricky Interview Questions

Subject: Re: Tricky Interview Questions
From: "Anderson, Ben" <BAnderson -at- GFBANK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:18:15 -0500

Wasn't he responsible for creating America's "Nuclear" Navy? Or am I
thinking of another Rickover...

>From: Kurt Hebner[SMTP:khebner -at- DECISIONISM -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 2:12 PM
>Subject: Re: Tricky Interview Questions
>No, but he does (did) drink primary cooling water on the floor of the Senate
> or perhaps that's apocryphal.
>I wouldn't hire anyone who did that, at any rate...
>Kurt Hebner
>khebner -at- decisionism -dot- com
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Burke [SMTP:miburke -at- WSICORP -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 1:52 PM
>Subject: Re: Tricky Interview Questions
> Hymie Rickover is someone I would not want to work for. He sounds as
> if he is someone who cannot separate an obvious non-work related
> situation from a work-related situation. Does he call out the toxic
> waste clean-up crew over a glass of spilled milk?
> Michael Burke
>______________________________ Reply Separator
>Subject: Tricky Interview Questions
>Author: Guy McDonald <guy -at- NWLINK -dot- COM> at INTERNET
>Date: 5/12/98 11:49 AM
>Chris Welch-Hutchings said:
>"He vetoed a TW candidate once because she said her most favorite thing to
>do was "go dancing." His theory was that she would probably be out dancing
>all night every night and would come dragging in the next morning."
>This reminds me of a Hymie Rickover interview story. A prospective nuclear
>power plant candidate is invited to dine with the infamous Rickover, where
>the interview would commence. The interviewee sits down to eat with
>Rickover, then salts his food before tasting it. Rickover banished him to
>the conventional fleet because of this simple action. I think that the
>reason given was that any person who would not test (sample) something,
>before inserting a process, was not good for reactor safety.
>Relevance to technical writing? The answer is, it depends on what you
>write. Writers for NASA can sit down now... your loud "amen" was heard here
>in Seattle.
>Guy McDonald
>guy -at- nwlink -dot- com

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