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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by NFFLAWS(m): 1:11pm On May 04, 2015
I think the lesson here is thinking outside the box which be good if u r giving the job. But classifying d three variables. Carying the sick old woman means sympaty. Carying ur friend is loyalty which is what ur employers will appretiate. And carying d lady of ur dreams dats selfish which ur to be employers will kick against.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 1:25pm On May 04, 2015
1. The old woman may die on the way, that's risky
2. Your friend may not know how to drive, that'll be dangerous.
3. Your 'old friend' shouldn't be trusted. You need time to study if he has changed. You may never see your car again.
4. Your 'perfect mate' may decline. He/she is perfect based on physical appearance only because you've not interacted with her and she may not be interested in you.

First carry your friend to a safe nearby place, then the man/woman of your dream. Tell them u are going for the old woman. They can then be your witness if anything happens to her on the way.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by ayyoshert: 1:41pm On May 04, 2015
what happens if the old friend cannot drive a car?
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 1:44pm On May 04, 2015
what's your username on nairaland? so if the person is a tribal bigot that is how the company would go and find this out on nairaland.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by ta4ba3(m): 1:48pm On May 04, 2015
tchidi:
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

My lady u are dullard
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by HIPROFILE(m): 1:50pm On May 04, 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 stop assuming! But if I must assume then I have to save a life first( the old dieing lady).
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Brugo(m): 1:55pm On May 04, 2015
undecided

He could have picked them up. Most cars have space for AT LEAST 4 extra people and he met only 3.

The answer was an overkill with the assumption that the friend could drive.

He actually failed the test.


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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 1:59pm On May 04, 2015
ta4ba3:


My lady u are dullard

Coming from someone who can't even write good english?? Hahahahaha!!! That's totally laughable. grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by ExInferis(m): 2:20pm On May 04, 2015
What woman of your dreams would care about you when you so blatantly condemn her to a bus ride while your friend has the privilege of enjoying the comfort of your car?

Women never like their man's friends.

I'd employ the guy who tosses some taxi fare to his friend and asks him to take the old woman to the hospital while flipping open the car door to the woman of his dreams.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Jetwld(m): 2:35pm On May 04, 2015
DAT' s excellent of him.
Thumb up,
but what if d friend couldn't drive?
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nazeeboy(m): 2:38pm On May 04, 2015
apasino01:
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
u said my mind bro.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by passey: 2:44pm On May 04, 2015
Why go looking for complex unrealistic answers when I CAN PICK or EVEN PACK ALL THREE PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME... Looks like common sense thing to do since no be Okada.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by prettyJoy22(f): 2:56pm On May 04, 2015
Well for me the perfect man is out of it cuz looks alone can't help me identify my dream man,I'll pick my friend and my friend will lap the old lady.....fine boy will eventually get a bus,you can't please everybody
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by lepasharon(f): 3:07pm On May 04, 2015
I would drive on tongue
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by braine(m): 3:16pm On May 04, 2015
saktoy83:
Buh lets assume d old friend does not know how to drive; what is going to be best option to choose then?
the "correct" answer is total BS!
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by youngelder(m): 3:21pm On May 04, 2015
after thinking in and outta d box... my answer would be:
"sir... una for talk say una no wan give person work. Wetin concern all dis matter with office work? "
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. And the job is mine.. else..
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. i try another place.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by oyeludef(m): 3:24pm On May 04, 2015
If d woman die 4 my moto na police case o her children shld b blame 4 allowing her stay out late. Na love of my life i go carry o cos i go call my friend to let am know watsup and as a guy i believe he go understand.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by watnext: 3:32pm On May 04, 2015
Ukeachu1:
to avoid a back and forth scene.... which country this tin happen first
naija 4 my villa
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by nnamdiosu(m): 3:45pm 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

well.......mr genius if i was the one who was to mark, I'll mark you very wrong Becos the questions says WHO WILL YOU PICK not WHAT WILL YOU DO. please follow the questions as stated in interviews. however in the event of WHAT WILL YOU DO? I'll say the reply given above is very excellent and creative. really thinking out of the box. thanks sir for sharing and opening our minds.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Lanretoye(m): 3:59pm 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

Bros that your response get K leg...
If i were the interviewer, u have failed with that response.let's say there was no option to choose from then you can go ahead and answer in any best way you feel but since you were given options to choose from,you have to choose one or none instead of twisting. For me i would choose my dream girl because she in this case represent a goal i had set to achieve and i need not stop at anything in order to make it. it simply defines you as a goal getter and that's what employers need. grin
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by rill: 4:05pm On May 04, 2015
wah kinda car would not take more than 2 people wait sef, dem no fit lap?
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by haywhy59(m): 4:35pm On May 04, 2015
Let stop assuming, all things being equal, dat is d best answer u cn give to d question. Very brilliant
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by weslineo: 4:48pm On May 04, 2015
if this tins wouldn't happen in reality,why brainstorm on it
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by bablong(m): 5:10pm On May 04, 2015
Seriously the guy try

kullozone:
wait!!

he tried sha..
I have a brilliant answer as well.
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by franklingud(m): 7:04pm On May 04, 2015
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, the devil you know is better than an angel you don't know.
African mentality. The question didn't say the old lady is a witch or the friend didn't know how to drive... #AFRICANSstopthinkinglow
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Nobody: 7:31pm On May 04, 2015
old stuff...
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by goodmorning40: 7:47pm On May 04, 2015
I will not give my friend my car, what if he disappears with the car or come back without the car to tell me stories that touch.
In that scenario I will simply come down and assist them in waiting for the bus while taking time out with my dream girl
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by kolinsteroy: 8:05pm On May 04, 2015
That answer is based on the assumption that the friend can drive. If he doesn't know how to drive, the option aint viable.. tongue
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Uncletony(m): 8:44pm On May 04, 2015
If i no wan pik any of them nko?!
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by oparahchi(m): 9:07pm On May 04, 2015
unyours:




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.


OP, I am quite impressed with your post. However alot of people on NL don't get the point. The interview question was not seeking for you to give the right answer, but to think outside the box. As a solutions provider, you should be able to think outside the box. Expand your mental capacity.

I am really impressed....
Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Solozzo(m): 9:10pm On May 04, 2015
Some NL members unable to come with reasonable responses choose to over criticise the answer that impressed the panel of interviewers. There is no fixed answer as it a test of your moral and ethical reasoning as well as issues like ability to prioritize. In crisis, think on your feet with practicable answers assuming all resources are at your disposal.

The key issue is to show panelists your ability to :

- sacrifice your self interest
-prioritizen
-that you are aware a leader cannot satisfy all in crisis but the greatest good for the greatest number.
Te answer given in op scenario meets the above, let's look at another answer

I will come down quickly make social gestures with my friend and ask we look at the old lady together. If urgently needs help to hospital, help her call an ambulance. If there is too much delay, explain you could have helped friend but because of the urgent medical situation of the old lady pick her to hospital. Meanwhile waiting for ambulance intimate yourself with young lady and exchange contacts -tomorrow is another day.

In this answer:

- there is self sacrifice- chance to be with his desires able woman
- prioritizes emergency help for old lady
-using or attempting to use resources available. Not being snobbish to friend by involving him in decision making about urgent need to help and exploring available resources.

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Re: A Genius Answer To A Moral/Ethical Dilemma Asked In A Job Interview by Solozzo(m): 9:27pm On May 04, 2015
Lanretoye:


Bros that your response get K leg...
If i were the interviewer, u have failed with that response.let's say there was no option to choose from then you can go ahead and answer in any best way you feel but since you were given options to choose from,you have to choose one or none instead of twisting. For me i would choose my dream girl because she in this case represent a goal i had set to achieve and i need not stop at anything in order to make it. it simply defines you as a goal getter and that's what employers need. grin

Interviewers will see as self conceited and callous. You would abandon a dying woman and a friend who saved your life for beauty and infatuation. Unless you can show how you would attempt to help the other two in an impressive manner.

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