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Old Mar 14th 2013, 8:52 am
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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?
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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.
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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).
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Ethics - I'd rather be ethical and sleep well.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:25 am
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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.
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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.
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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
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I think this would actually be a good answer.
Shame that I only thought of that after the interview
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I assume you said - "no idea, I have neither."
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I assume you said - "no idea, I have neither."
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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.
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Logic. Ethics do not count here.
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Logic. Ethics do not count here.
Take 'here' out the equation.
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Take 'here' out the equation.
You didn't like my question then........?
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