both of them want the pilot job. <...pause...> Well, the first
guy has about two thousand hours. He's exactly what we were looking
for when we wrote the job spec. The other guy has over twenty thousand
hours, and has flown commercially for almost 19 years. <...pause...>
Well, the more experienced one says he doesn't want the hectic lifestyle
that his commercial job gives him. So, he wants to do the corporate
thing. <...pause...> Yeah, he knows it's less money, but he's
OK with that. <...pause...> Well, he says he wants to spend
more time with his wife and kids. <...pause...> No, nothing
wrong. His background checks out. <...pause...> Well, my problem
is that I think he's just overqualified for the job. I mean, think
about it. You got this guy who's flown for the big guys, and now
he's up in the front of a corporate jet. Our jet! Don't you see
a problem here? <...pause...> The younger guy? What about
him? <...pause...> Well, no, he hasn't flown internationally.
And, he certainly doesn't have the background that the other guy
does. But, he's just what we were looking for. <...pause...>
Wel, the problem with the older guy is that he has way too much
experience. <...pause...> Yep. The same money. <...pause...>
Well, maybe he's going to want a big raise later. <...pause...>
Of course, we discussed it. He says he's fine with the money. <...pause...>
The point is he may get dissatisfied with the job. <...pause...>
Yeah, he flew corporate for a while before moving up. <...pause...>
Look, the other guy is what we were looking for. My mind's made
up. I'm going to hire the guy with less experience."
Sounds pretty stupid
when you're hiring a pilot, doesn't it?
Do you think it sounds
any less stupid when you're hiring someone else?
Think about it.
If you're answer was
NO, maybe the problem isn't that the person is overqualified to
do the job. Maybe the problem is that you're underqualified to do
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