Wednesday, 21 November 2012

This job is... Taken!

Originally posted on Facebook 2/8/12

So, having just read a book called 'Positively Confrontational Interview Technique' written by some American guy called Bryan Mills, I went into the office this afternoon and said to the woman that was going to be interviewing me:

I don't know who you are.
I don't know what sort of employee that you want.
If you are looking for a cable-monkey, I can tell you I don't have the patience.

But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Skills that make me a Godsend for people like you.
If you give me the job now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you,
I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you,
I will find you,
and I will kill you.

I didn't get the job...

I got a better one - I am now a 'Team Leader' rather than a lowly 'Field Engineer' - Just goes to show, if you don't ask, you don't get!

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