16 September 2006

ethical question of the lowest order

SO.

Should I blog an extract from someone's application form? I'd be in a hell of a lot of trouble if I was caught. However, it is staggeringly funny. I am horribly torn. I'm a shameless tart for getting a laugh but should a booksellers equivalent of the hypocratic oath override my urge to tell you how someone answered; 'Describe a time when you have worked as part of a team. What was your part in its success.'

Would it sway your decision if I told you it involved mice?

8 comments:

big uni town boss said...

Under no circumstances what so ever should you share this with us.

Well, I suppose, on reflection what harm can it do ?

You SO KNOW that I'm dieing to know so lets cut to the quick shall we ...

kumquat said...

"Although I haven't worked in many large teams I have worked in pairs especially with family members in a domestic situation. For example I have set free lots of small birds and mice that my cat has brought in!"

Liam said...

But did they get the job?????

blueduck said...

oh. my. god.

did they get it? i certainly hope not!!!!

Big Uni Town Boss said...

Are you going to tell us the details or so we need to beat them out of you ...

kumquat said...

What else do you want to know?

This was an answer on an application form for Christmas work that we received last week. It was their example of when they have been involved in team work.

Thankfully so far we've not had much call for staff to carry dead bodies out of the building though there may be one at the bottom of the lift shaft before long!!

alimal said...

hee hee hee hee hee hee hee - ah what are principles or oaths when the breaking of them brings such a freshness to the day?!

soulmining said...

Thank you for sharing that!! :)