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Scamp Mar 14th 2013 8:52 am

Interview Question
 
Bahtat was talking about this last night and it's a tough interview question to answer.

It was something along the lines of "In a situation where you had to choose between logic or ethic, which would you choose?"

Now, taken on face value - without creating a scenario like I did to answer - what would you do?

gottheTshirt Mar 14th 2013 9:02 am

Re: Interview Question
 
I immediately decide that this is not a company that I want to work for and I then enjoy the rest of the interview with completely off the wall answers. The last time I tried this technique I got offered the job which I then had the pleasure of turning down.

Kix Mar 14th 2013 9:03 am

Re: Interview Question
 
Logic

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NorthernLad Mar 14th 2013 9:13 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10602946)
Bahtat was talking about this last night and it's a tough interview question to answer.

It was something along the lines of "In a situation where you had to choose between logic or ethic, which would you choose?"

Now, taken on face value - without creating a scenario like I did to answer - what would you do?

Ethics are a myth in the Middle East, so logic (which is also rare here).

Theseus Mar 14th 2013 9:14 am

Re: Interview Question
 
Ethics - I'd rather be ethical and sleep well.

Bahtatboy Mar 14th 2013 9:25 am

Re: Interview Question
 
I was asked that last week. Replied ethics. I actually find it difficult to imagine a scenario where an ethical course of action would be illogical: to my mind, the ethical choice is the logical choice.

Millsyisland Mar 14th 2013 9:32 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10602996)
I was asked that last week. Replied ethics. I actually find it difficult to imagine a scenario where an ethical course of action would be illogical: to my mind, the ethical choice is the logical choice.

I think this would actually be a good answer.

Scamp Mar 14th 2013 9:34 am

Re: Interview Question
 
I struggle to answer it without thinking of scenarios.

I'd like to think ethical comes before logical...I agree that they are most likely intrinsically linked

Bahtatboy Mar 14th 2013 9:36 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Millsyisland (Post 10603012)
I think this would actually be a good answer.

Shame that I only thought of that after the interview :o

Millhouse Mar 14th 2013 9:53 am

Re: Interview Question
 
I assume you said - "no idea, I have neither."

Bahtatboy Mar 14th 2013 10:03 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10603055)
I assume you said - "no idea, I have neither."

:rofl::rofl:

mentalist Mar 14th 2013 10:26 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10602946)
It was something along the lines of "In a situation where you had to choose between logic or ethic, which would you choose?"

Doesn't it really depend on the situation? If my family was at risk then ethics would go out of the window. If it was only a routine work situation then I would prefer to follow the ethical route...unless that route was totally illogical.:)

britexpat76 Mar 14th 2013 10:42 am

Re: Interview Question
 
Logic. Ethics do not count here.

Scamp Mar 14th 2013 10:42 am

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by britexpat76 (Post 10603135)
Logic. Ethics do not count here.

Take 'here' out the equation.

The Dean Mar 14th 2013 1:29 pm

Re: Interview Question
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10603136)
Take 'here' out the equation.

You didn't like my question then........? ;)


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