We hired a new programmer.

After she was with us for a while, she said that I much different to work with than she expected, based on the interview. I went down a list, looking at her over my reading glasses. Then, after she started, she learned that I did all training.

I asked her why she left her last job after only a month. They said that they wanted her expertise with a certain product, but they cancelled that project months before her first interview. They hired her to increase their black and female percentages.

I said, “That is not why I recommended you. You are smart, can learn on your own, and I don’t have to send you to a bunch of classes.” She did great, just as I expected.

My reply sounded kind of gruff to me now, but looking back, it was probably one of the best compliments she ever had.

A lot of times, the first impression may be based on circumstances, which may never occur again.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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