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Jun. 11th, 2007 @ 08:56 am Oh Great LiveJournal Mind
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The position of "My Boss" is open, and they are interviewing for it today.

This is the Manager of the Datacenter Position, under them will be SysAdmins (like me), Site Techs (the guys that rack, cable, and power up stuff), Engineer types (mechanical and electricians), Asset management types (shipping and receiving) and security folks. The position is also responsible for administrative tasks (seeing the utilities get paid, managing the contracts of the Security folks and other contractors) and will be overseeing the construction of our new phase (more contractors, building types this time).

If you were doing this interview, and could ask two questions, what would they be?

The interview is at 2PM today, so I've only got about 4 hours to gather ideas, (and I'm not actually giving this interview, one of my cow-orkers is) but I thought this would amuse your minds.

(also just writing this has given me some more ideas, like asking about their construction experience).


Thanks!

(feel free to offer more then two questions if you really wanna)

ETA: The interview is happening as I write this (I'm not giving it remember :) but as I said below, there might be other interviews. So feel free to suggest away.
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From:stevendj
Date:June 11th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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"Hypothetically speaking, how strictly would you enforce rules about watching child pornography on company computers?"
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From:ferragus
Date:June 11th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, thanks for playing but ...

Would you believe I can't even send that suggestion to cow-orkers in IM on the company network?
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From:djonn
Date:June 11th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Here's one: This position involves overseeing a wide variety of functions -- IT, administrative, security, construction. How do you approach decision-making in a field where you have limited expertise in the specific subject matter?
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From:ferragus
Date:June 11th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I passed this along, you clearly said something we'd all been wondering, so I'll bet it gets asked :)

Thanks!
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From:galeni
Date:June 11th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
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What happens on Christmas Eve, 1am, when it all breaks: how would you deal?

Do you prefer in-house or hiring expertise as needed on a contract basis?

(probably too late to possibly be useful, mind you)

Best of luck!
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From:ferragus
Date:June 11th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
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a bit, but I didn't give much warning. Who knows, this guy might not get it (goddess knows I interviewed 3 times here before I finally got a job :), maybe we can use these in the next interview!

Thanks!