Sunday, September 02, 2007

Dilemma -- Job Interview Question

Here is a dilemma for your consideration:

You are driving along on a wild stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or woman) you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

So, imagine you're at the job interview and posed with this question. Record your response in the comment section. Be sure to arrive at your response BEFORE going to the comment section and reading what others have posted.

I will come back later and post the response given my the individual who got the job position over the other 200 applicants.

6 comments:

Nicole Ashley said...

I spent a while trying to decide between the old women or the old friend. I knew the perfect man, if he really were perfect, wouldn't take the seat over the other two even if I offered it to him. Then the solution came to me! I would get out of the car, let my friend drive the old women to safety, and cozy up with the perfect man in the safety of the bus stop. Problem solved.

Melody McKee said...

I think you should post those pictures you sent me :) just kidding

Kaylane said...

HI KIM!! I so did not know that you were the one leaving comments on my blog! It's great to have your site saved now!!! And yes, we need to see you soon too! I HAVE A CHILD FOR GOODNESS SAKES!! :) Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

I would get out, let my friend have the car to drive the old lady to safety while I stayed behind with the man of my dreams. :)

FeedingYourMind said...

Nicole: I figured you'd look it up online! ;) BUT, I do like the part about "I knew the perfect man, if he really were perfect, wouldn't take the seat over the other two even if I offered it to him." NICE! I hadn't heard that part, so if you DID come up with that part on your own, NICE! ;)

Melody: I would LOVE to post those pictures! Ask again and though shalt receive! ;)

Kaylane: Yes, yes you do have a child now...and YES YES I DO NEED TO SEE YA'LL! =)

Anonymous: Yep, you looked it up too (or got the email forward)! ;)

To All: Incase you haven't caught on yet, the answer given by the individual during the interview that landed that person the job was "I would get out, let my friend have the car to drive the old lady to safety while I stayed behind with the man of my dreams."

Nicole Ashley said...

I didn't look it up online! I totally came up with the answer on my own! Although I don't know why we couldn't all have just squeezed into the car anyway.