FTT #42

Ash Wednesday is always hard, but today I had to feel sympathy for someone else:  we had a candidate for the college presidency here for an interview this afternoon.  As I introduced him to the faculty, I mentioned my own experience with hiring processes.

When I applied at Ave Maria University, they kept me up late, gave me a lot of wine, and then began asking questions.  That was one approach to getting a man’s guard down.

Then when I applied here at WCC, I interviewed on Ash Wednesday.  That afternoon, when I was hungry and weak, the president and the dean got me alone in an office and grilled me.  That’s another approach, I suppose–but not half so nice as the wine!

[Disclaimer: I don’t really think that these institutions intentionally practiced psychological warfare on me.  They did it by accident.]

[Epilogue to the above:  I got the job both times.  So apparently I would say the right thing even under the influence of a truth serum.]

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Author: Dr. Holmes

Dr. Jeremy Holmes teaches Theology at Wyoming Catholic College. He lives in Wyoming with his wife, Jacinta, and their eight children.

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