I never said he was useless, and i'm sure he has potential.
I just thought it laughable that the only job he has excelled at of late
is making me look like a ###t.
But maybe that's the easiest job he's been given, eh?
On Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:09:27 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
One of my longest standing (15 years) bosses used to do just that,
interview potential technicians himself and in general he was able to
sort the wheat from the chaff.
Then we got 'HR' and psychometric tests and a trail of 'strange
people' who never seemed to last.
Cheers, T i m
On Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:17:51 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
Absolutely ... and we were quite a good team ... the fact that we had
all stayed together probably proved that (apart from those one or two
who moved away for pastures new etc).
We took on a marketing manager under such a system. No one liked him
and we eventually had to pay him off (£100k or so) to get rid of him
as he was pulling everone else down AND not doing the sort of numbers
Cheers, T i m
I've told this before. In our workshop, we used to take a student per
year from the local technical college for work experience. Each year the
same tutor brought them in to introduce them. Most were excellent.
Then, the last year, he turned up looking very embarrassed, saying he
had been ordered to place someone not from a technical course, but from
their dance department.
So we ended up with a nice young lady who fitted in OK apart from a
tendency to spend extended lunch hours in the shops.
We taught her to solder and she made some useful test boxes for us. I
think we were told that eventually she joined a dance troupe bound for
I've often wondered what became of her and whether she found the
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