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Qualifications: A nearly sociopathic desire for creating an audience
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Date: 7 Jun 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
maize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] maize
I was recently asked to post a job ad that contained as a qualification "Empathy with a creative and technical environment." I got them to strike that line. Sadly, it was one of about 50 totally off-the-wall (and often unreasonable) lines. :/

Date: 9 Jun 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I might be okay with a room full of puppies halfway through an interview.

Date: 7 Jun 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
snippy: Lego me holding book (Default)
From: [personal profile] snippy
As a person who is looking for a new job, what does that even mean? Alternatively, what does it mean to not have "empathy with..." etc.? Sounds like they had a bad employee and they're trying to write the job ad to prevent that kind of person from applying, but it's really better handled in an interview process.

Date: 7 Jun 2012 01:21 am (UTC)

Date: 7 Jun 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selki.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, they probably think they're being hip or funny or something. Yecch.

Date: 7 Jun 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] living400lbs.livejournal.com
Because sociopaths make the best employees!

....yeah.

Date: 7 Jun 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xiphias.livejournal.com
. . . why would a sociopath care about creating an audience?

Date: 7 Jun 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flarenut.livejournal.com
Because we want a powerful monster we can control, and that kind of thing has never turned out badly in the past.

Also: I'm pretty sure what they mean is "attracting an audience", which is very different from creating one.

Date: 7 Jun 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
treecat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] treecat
"Because we want a powerful monster we can control, and that kind of thing has never turned out badly in the past."

no it's always perfect *snort*

"Also: I'm pretty sure what they mean is "attracting an audience", which is very different from creating one."

nah, you forgot the monster part. They may even have some spare parts around for the author to use in creating them.

Date: 12 Jun 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
ext_116349: (Default)
From: [identity profile] opalmirror.livejournal.com
the ad seeks someone sociopathic who will create an audience... Even if they have to breed it all by themselves: parthenogenic.

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