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jshahan
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You could hire her as long as you put on the contract that she couldn't fight or break up with her boyfriend for the time that she worked with you. Assuming her boyfriend had enough knowledge to be her live-support


It turned out her boyfriend wasn't much help. But otherwise that would have been a good idea, though :-D
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jshahan (2/20/2014)
We developed a test that required applicants to write queries against our proprietary database that would answer a list of specific questions we provided along with which tables to use and how to link them.

One candidate after struggling for quite some time announced “this is the worst designed database I’ve ever seen!” That was good to know.

One candidate was about three times my size and after the test he wanted to be sure I knew he wasn’t intimidated by me. Hokay...

Yet another had her own form of on-line help: Turned out she was calling her boyfriend for technical assistance when we left her alone. At least she turned herself in.


I'm sorry. You're right of course. It wasn't the worst I've seen. I shouldn't have said that.

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jshahan (2/20/2014)
We developed a test that required applicants to write queries against our proprietary database that would answer a list of specific questions we provided along with which tables to use and how to link them.

One candidate after struggling for quite some time announced “this is the worst designed database I’ve ever seen!” That was good to know.

One candidate was about three times my size and after the test he wanted to be sure I knew he wasn’t intimidated by me. Hokay...

Yet another had her own form of on-line help: Turned out she was calling her boyfriend for technical assistance when we left her alone. At least she turned herself in.


Sorry about that intimidation thing. I do that when I am intimidated and you really had me freaked out.;-)



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