“It happened again,” Ted explained. “I told myself that the next time we needed to hire someone, I would be prepared for the interview.”
“And?” I asked.
“Scott came down the hallway. He said the candidate in the conference room had talked to four other people and everyone liked him. Heck, I didn’t even know we had interviews scheduled.
“He asked if I had fifteen minutes to talk to the candidate, just to see if I liked him, too.
“Funny, I liked him, too.”
“So, what’s the problem?” I pursued.
“Everyone liked him, but here we are, two months down the road and I find out he doesn’t have any experience in one of the most critical parts of the job. He just told me point blank that he has never done this before. Worst part, he tells me he doesn’t even see that as part of his job. If we need that done, he suggests we hire an expert or a consultant to help out.
“Just what I need, to hire another consultant because someone on the inside can’t do their job.”