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16 October 2013 @ 02:27 pm
the other side of the interview table  
Job candidate today brought me a gift basket with awesome Austin stuff! <3

Unfortunately, she also answered one of my questions as wrongly as she could. (The question was: "Tell me about a time when you witnessed someone do something unethical; how did you handle it?" and she answered, "I saw my boss violate Fair Housing laws, and I said nothing.")

You win some, you lose some.
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lazyzlazyz on October 16th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
At least she's honest about it and it is Texas after all.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on October 16th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
I like that she failed the ethics question while trying to bribe you...
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evolution, and some other stuff: cloud and skyjacflash on October 16th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't necessarily ding someone for that answer. But all might hang on her answer to the follow-up question. (Something along the lines of, "What did you learn from that?")
harimad on October 17th, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
I was thinking this also. It can be easy to know what the right answer is, but also know that to implement it would be personally costly (bad job review), socially painful (excruciating public embarrassment), or even just not know _how_ to protest the action.

Thinking about it, this sounds a lot like conversations about implementing the Backup Project.
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on October 18th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Thirding that. Like, did it come across as "And I would never report you for anything, either! Wink! :D" or "And I have always kind of regretted it, but I'm hella not sure what I could have done...any suggestions?"