So a guy walks into my office the other day looking for high leadership position in our company.
ME: I see here on your resume that you’ve worked in a highly successful law firm in the past, and also with a large energy company. Can you tell us a little about your time at that business?
APPLICANT: I can tell you a little, but only a little. I did important things and got paid a lot of money. But I really don’t like to talk too much about that part of my life.
ME: Okay, well, the position you are applying for involves overseeing extremely large amounts of money with highly political implications, so we'd very much like to examine your personal financial records. We've learned that we can tell a great deal about a person’s integrity and responsibility levels this way. As this is such an important position in our company, I’m assuming you wouldn’t mind releasing your personal financial reports?
APPLICANT: It's really none of your business. How much money I've earned working for that law firm is not relevant to consideration of this position.
ME: Okay. Let’s try something else. If you were to be hired for this position, can you tell us what you would do to improve productivity and overall financial performance.
APPLICANT: I would make everything better with magic planning. I would cut costs while raising profits and make everything just right. You will love it.
ME: That sounds good, but how would you do that? What costs would you cut? And can you provide any specifics about policies or practices that you would implement to raise profits?
APPLICANT: I don’t think I really need to tell you that right now. You'll need to hire me first.
ME: Soooo, let me make sure I have this correct. You don’t want to go into detail about your business experience, you won’t show us your financial background, AND you won’t even tell us anything specific about how you would do the job other than "planning."
APPLICANT: You’ll just have to trust me.
The applicant's name is Pat McCrory. He wants you to trust him to run North Carolina, but he sure has heck doesn't trust you. He won't even trust you with the knowledge of how much special interests are paying him and what he's doing for that money besides running and running and running for governor.
McCrory has been relying on sugar daddy's his whole life, so much so that he's completely oblivious to the fact that HE’S the one applying for a job here.
No employer in their right mind would hire the person in the interview above. And neither should you.
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