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Work Samples Don’t Fix Stupid

The request for work samples comes up every once in a while. And almost always they are useless.
Ever asked a police-office to give a work sample; your cab driver or your urologist?

But every once in a while, it gets way too ridiculous.
A request for generic work samples was used to decline a candidate because:
  • The generic samples weren’t specific enough
  • The reviewer complained that one sample was too detailed
  • It was whined that even the sample containing XYZ didn’t contain XYZ

When you are too stupid to express what you want or you can’t recognize it even when it hits you – please do us all a favor and get out of the way of those that work


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