[svlug] interview questions

Joe Buck Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM
Thu Oct 5 10:05:40 PDT 2006

I wrote:
> Oh, come on.  For the vast majority of jobs (that is, unless we're talking
> about a CEO or other leadership position, or a position that's somehow
> about changing the world), if the person I was interviewing answered that
> even if s/he had all the money in the world, s/he'd still want the job I
> was offering (based on your other questions, be a sysadmin or the like),
> or even something similar, I'd conclude that I had a tool and a liar on my
> hands.  I suppose that a clever tool could say s/he would start a company
> to do exactly the service you were hiring for, but I'd still smell "suck
> up", and you can't trust people like that.

On the other hand, if I had all the money in the world, I'd still spend
a lot of time programming and would spend a lot more of my time
contributing to free software projects.  So maybe I was treating your
question unfairly.

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