Interview the Candidate; feedback not required



  • About a month ago a manager from another team asked a few of us to interview some candidate, so we each spent about 30 minutes chatting with the guy about his specific skills.

    Afterwards, we tried to give our feedback (all negative) to the manager, who responded that our feedback wasn't required.

    The guy started working here last week, on a critical path on a critical project,  and proved to be as incompetent as we had suspected.

    The other manager's boss asked us why we didn't spot the incompetence on the interview. We all showed her the emails where each of us said the guy didn't know the technology very well and wasn't a good fit, as well as the email from the other manager indicating our feedback wasn't required.

    We left. The other manager stayed. When he left, he did not look happy.

    Why do people do these things?



  • @snoofle said:

    Why do people do these things?

    Consequences are for other people.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Consequences are for other people.
     

    Fortunately, judging by the manager's face at the end, that didn't work for him. These sorts of instant karma resolutions are rare, so I suggest you relish and savor this great instance of commuppance while it's still fresh in your mind.



  • @RHuckster said:

    @boomzilla said:

    Consequences are for other people.
     

    Fortunately, judging by the manager's face at the end, that didn't work for him. These sorts of instant karma resolutions are rare, so I suggest you relish and savor this great instance of commuppance while it's still fresh in your mind.

    The karma caught up to him, but it was anything but instant. Hopefully, he'll learn. Probably, though, all he'll learn is to avoid having a paper trail that points back to him.

    "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling developers!"



  • @RHuckster said:

    @boomzilla said:

    Consequences are for other people.
     

    Fortunately, judging by the manager's face at the end, that didn't work for him. These sorts of instant karma resolutions are rare, so I suggest you relish and savor this great instance of commuppance while it's still fresh in your mind.

    It got better just now. The other manager was fired (this morning - after my initial post) for fatally trashing his highly visible high priority project, which caused assorted c-level public-facing embarassment.



  • @snoofle said:

    It got better just now. The other manager was fired (this morning - after my initial post) for fatally trashing his highly visible high priority project, which caused assorted c-level public-facing embarassment.

    Wow, that's awesome! Is that company still hiring?



  • @Xyro said:

    Wow, that's awesome! Is that company still hiring?
    Yes, but they're firing at an equal rate at the same time. Internal staff churn is usually a bad sign. I'll probably be out of here early next year.



  • Good WTF.



  • @snoofle said:

    . I'll probably be out of here early next year.

    NOOOOOO!  What about our weekly snoofle's wtf?  You have us hooked, you can't never leave!



  • If I understand things correctly (maybe I don't), he's leaving all the time. He just seems to attract the most insane WTF companies and probably gets paid a shitload of money to fix their stuff.

    So we'll probably get to keep TheDailySnoofle for a while.


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