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A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 11:33am On May 03, 2015
I decide to share this because i believe it will help someone someday.

Whenever we come through ethical dilemma, the chance is that everyone will choose the part that leads to the least harm.
Most times, it's a function of ones ability to think [intelligently] outside the box.

Now here's a moral dilemma meant to be solved by 200 applicants in a job interview. You will be marveled when you see the answer the only successful candidate gave. Many wouldn't have reasoned in that line.


You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3. The perfect man (or woman) you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?





Think before you continue reading.
_____________________________

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. I love this. I might actually use it sometime for an interview situation.

He simply answered: “I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”

Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
____________________________________
My 50kobo advice to all jobseekers:
Avoid giving a straight-up answer to interview questions no matter how straight-to-the-point the question is.
Always have something to add to spice up your answers and be straight to the point as you do so. Expect all kind of useless questions. Lol.
The interview that landed me my job was an interview i got most of what i will call off-point questions like:
Are you married?
What tribe will you like to marry from?
Can you speak Yoruba language?
What's your username on nairaland? (I shock!)

Wish you all goodluck

Reference: Here

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by ednut1(m): 11:38am On May 03, 2015
pick none of them

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by siegfried99(m): 12:09pm On May 03, 2015
Lol@ what's ur username on NL grin

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by topygel: 12:24pm On May 03, 2015
Yea, good! He was never asked to pick one

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by saktoy83: 2:38pm On May 03, 2015
Buh lets assume d old friend does not know how to drive; what is going to be best option to choose then?

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by 3Dee(m): 3:07pm On May 03, 2015
saktoy83:
Buh lets assume d old friend does not know how to drive; what is going to be best option to choose then?
I wonder too o. What if the old woman na witch pretending to be sick. As for me o, I'll pick my old friend, the devil you know is better than an angel you don't know.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Ukeachu1(m): 3:12pm On May 03, 2015
unyours:
I decide to share this because i believe it will help someone someday.

Whenever we come through ethical dilemma, the chance is that everyone will choose the part that leads to the least harm.
Most times, it's a function of ones ability to think [intelligently] outside the box.

Now here's a moral dilemma meant to be solved by 200 applicants in a job interview. You will be marveled when you see the answer the only successful candidate gave. Many wouldn't have reasoned in that line.


You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3. The perfect man (or woman) you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?





Think before you continue reading.
_____________________________

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. I love this. I might actually use it sometime for an interview situation.

He simply answered: “I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”

Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
____________________________________
My 50kobo advice to all jobseekers:
Avoid giving a straight-up answer to interview questions no matter how straight-to-the-point the question is.
Always have something to add to spice up your answers and be straight to the point as you do so. Expect all kind of useless questions. Lol.
The interview that landed me my job was an interview i got most of what i will call off-point questions like:
Are you married?
What tribe will you like to marry from?
Can you speak Yoruba language?
What's your username on nairaland? (I shock!)

Wish you all goodluck

Reference: Here

did the old friend tell u his interested in goin to d hospita. u neva see anytin.......besides d love of ur life is his wife

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 3:20pm On May 03, 2015
Ukeachu1:


did the old friend tell u his interested in goin to d hospita. u neva see anytin.......besides d love of ur life is his wife
After taking the woman to the hospital, the old friend can as well go to where ever he wanna go cheesy

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Ukeachu1(m): 3:36pm On May 03, 2015
unyours:

After taking the woman to the hospital, the old friend can as well go to where ever he wanna go cheesy
to avoid a back and forth scene.... which country this tin happen first

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Gidipal(m): 3:44pm On May 03, 2015
Your friend sabi drive?

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by prelinctus: 4:07pm On May 03, 2015
Op, this is stale na. Stingy Op, why use HERE as hyperlink, you should have at least given the source a mention.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 4:40pm On May 03, 2015
prelinctus:
Op, this is stale na. Stingy Op, why use HERE as hyperlink, you should have at least given the source a mention.
How else do you expect me to do that? If you don't know what to say why not shut it up?
Bro, you are tempting me to say "you are stupid". Though you are, but i won't say it!

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 5:09pm On May 03, 2015
Interesting smiley
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by prelinctus: 5:57pm On May 03, 2015
unyours:
How else do you expect me to do that? If you don't know what to say why not shut it up?
Bro, you are tempting me to say "you are stupid". Though you are, but i won't say it!
How much more dumb can you possibly be? You just said something without knowing you said it. Smh

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by funkyjms: 5:58pm On May 03, 2015
unyours:

After taking the woman to the hospital, the old friend can as well go to where ever he wanna go cheesy

...go wherever he wan' go with my car abi?
Never!grin

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by breakthru(m): 7:18pm On May 03, 2015
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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Begonia(m): 7:22pm On May 03, 2015
@Op; thanks for sharing smiley
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by alotofgrace(m): 8:29pm On May 03, 2015
What if the old lady doesn't make it to the hospital?

What if ur fwend cannot dwife?

Dude.. in every company there is What's called "vision ". It's a perfect dream for the company as per Where they wanna be. Bro I'll pick my perfect person...to raise the next generation

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by ABEngine(m): 10:54pm On May 03, 2015
You say it was wild and stormy that night? Oga HR, walahi I was too busy trying to get this nerd home that I never noticed any of them grin
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 11:32pm On May 03, 2015
Gidipal:
Your friend sabi drive?
3Dee:

I wonder too o. What if the old woman na witch pretending to be sick. As for me o, I'll pick my old friend, a devil you know is better than an angel you don't know.
saktoy83:
Buh lets assume d old friend does not know how to drive; what is going to be best option to choose then?
alotofgrace:
What if the old lady doesn't make it to the hospital?
What if ur fwend cannot dwife?
Dude.. in every company there is What's called "vision ". It's a perfect dream for the company as per Where they wanna be. Bro I'll pick my perfect person...to raise the next generation

In such a question, you only consider details given to you. If you start assuming then there are uncountable things to assume that would hinder you from solving the problem. For me, i don't know how to drive but the question assumes i can drive so it can create the problem. So what is the crime if i assume my friend can drive so i can solve the problem?
Same way the question didn't assume if i can drive or not, same way i'm not gonna assume if my friend can drive or not - that's how such questions are solved.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by saktoy83: 8:24am On May 04, 2015
My brother, interview questions are non-rhetorical. If any manager thinks ds kind question is reasoning-oriented, then he is making a big fool of himself. There are lot of options available for yu as far as ds queztion is concerned. It all depends on d situation yu find yurself.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by iyuma: 11:50am On May 04, 2015
unyours:
I decide to share this because i believe it will help someone someday.

Whenever we come through ethical dilemma, the chance is that everyone will choose the part that leads to the least harm.
Most times, it's a function of ones ability to think [intelligently] outside the box.

Now here's a moral dilemma meant to be solved by 200 applicants in a job interview. You will be marveled when you see the answer the only successful candidate gave. Many wouldn't have reasoned in that line.


You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3. The perfect man (or woman) you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?





Think before you continue reading.
_____________________________

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. I love this. I might actually use it sometime for an interview situation.

He simply answered: “I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”

Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
____________________________________
My 50kobo advice to all jobseekers:
Avoid giving a straight-up answer to interview questions no matter how straight-to-the-point the question is.
Always have something to add to spice up your answers and be straight to the point as you do so. Expect all kind of useless questions. Lol.
The interview that landed me my job was an interview i got most of what i will call off-point questions like:
Are you married?
What tribe will you like to marry from?
Can you speak Yoruba language?
What's your username on nairaland? (I shock!)

Wish you all goodluck

Reference: Here
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 11:59am On May 04, 2015
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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by geniusmedia: 12:00pm On May 04, 2015
Interesting
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by okooloyun1(m): 12:00pm On May 04, 2015
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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 12:00pm On May 04, 2015
Interesting.

My friend now crashes my car and dies with the old woman, while my dream man turns out to be a façade... angry angry angry

What were they doing out that late when they know say fuel de hard to get? undecided undecided

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by DrSage(m): 12:01pm On May 04, 2015
old story undecided
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by dotna(m): 12:01pm On May 04, 2015
indeed
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by bobcharly(m): 12:03pm On May 04, 2015
chai...na so i take flop for one recent interview wey i go...pathetic me! ..still hoping for miracle sha....
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by apasino01: 12:04pm On May 04, 2015
Letz remove the interview part If itz here in nigeria I aint picking any1 bro so many witches N wizards in this country that can cum in form of anything d girl of ma dream I go cum see am 4 bustop 4 night na ashawo na

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by kullozone(m): 12:04pm On May 04, 2015
wait!!

he tried sha..
I have a brilliant answer as well.

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