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No BS interviews – stop the ugly questions

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. (Harry S. Truman)

How about this for answering an illegal or immoral question without losing the job?

Q: “Do you have any children?”

A: “I don’t have any entanglements that will keep me from traveling as needed. In [...]

Illegal questions and what to worry about

Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical distinctions. (Abbie Hoffman in Steal This Urine Test)

Shirley Temple was asked about the “casting couch” mentality in Hollywood. She said it only came up once. She was talking with a mogul about a [...]

Ugly situation – Good manners

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. (Miss Manners)

Good manners soothe people in a potentially bad situation. In a positive situation good manners make everyone involved even more pleased. Manners are society’s way of helping people cope with each other.

Here are [...]