Job interviews often have routine questions. They ask, “Why are you applying for this position?” or “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” and so on.
However, one company reportedly ditched the traditional queries and decided to let the applicants deal with a far more interesting question.
Curious about the out-of-the-box interview question? It comes with an elaborate setting that spawns a moral dilemma.
The unexpected question didn't rattle him.
Read the story below and then answer the question it presents.
You are driving along in your car 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 looks as if she 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 of them would you choose to offer a ride to knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car.
You could pick the old lady, because she is going to die, and this 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.
There were 200 candidates who were asked to deal with this out-of-the-box interview question. Only one man gave a genuinely awesome answer.
This was the guy’s answer:
I would give the car keys to my friend, and ask him to take the old lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.
Smart strategy: He let go of one thing to get everything.
It goes without saying that the astute reply led to the guy getting hired for the job. That means he may have been the only candidate who dared to think of a creative solution to the problematic scenario. His quick thinking should remind the rest of us that we should not stop looking for alternatives that can bring favorable results for all parties concerned.
Mom Responds After Receiving Nasty ‘Post-Pregnancy Body’ Comments From Trainer
After the horrible experience, she post a photo of her on Facebook wearing nothing but her nursing bra and undies. Talk about a brave woman!
Every woman who had just given birth will look in front of the mirror and see lots of stretchmarks, saggy belly and overall unattractive look. It is part of being a mother and while it may seem disgusting for some, mothers look at all her physical changes as signs of being a full-pledged woman.
Take Mel for example. She had just given birth and wanted to go back to the gym to restore her endurance and strengthen her core. What may seem like a glorious day for her turned out to be a disaster as she experienced a horrifying encounter with her personal trainer.
In her Facebook page, she posted this:
“So I had my first session with a PT today and the first thing she said to me was ‘Obviously you want to get back to your pre-baby weight.’ It wasn’t a question, it was a statement....
9 Examples of Heartwarming Kindness During Times of War
The good things you do can save lives – and change the course of history!
They say experiencing war firsthand hardens you. Being in a battlefield crushes your soul and exposes you to unspeakable circumstances that will probably make you desensitized to violence.
Or you can be a witness to unusual demonstrations of kindness such as in the 9 examples cited below. As you read these short entries, you will discover that being good even during times of distress is possible.
Here are some examples:
#1. Former Nazi who saved Jewish lives.
Preacher Spent 15 Years Building this Five-Story Tree House in the Wilderness
He did it after receiving a “divine calling” from God.
In 1993, a preacher named Horace Burgess received a divine calling from God. He claims that the good Lord said to him, “If you build a treehouse, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” Without any specific plans for its construction, Burgess gathered as much reclaimed wood and used only recycled pallets.
The Tennessee priest made use of an 80-foot-tall oak tree as a foundation and at least six other oak trees to stabilize the structure. For 15 years, he just kept on building the structure on the piece of land he had purchased just outside Crossville.