This article reminded me of Seinfeld and other silly things that are
meaningless. If I'd been asked which female TV show I preferred and why, I'd
have said either "I don't rate TV shows" or "I can't decide
between Carol Burnette or Lucy Ricardo.....next question, please." Silly
questions seem to come from the "enlightened folks" that do job
interviews. (What's in your refrigerator?...how about Food!) For
some reason it's a trendy thing to ask really dumb questions. If I wanted to
stump a job candidate (and I've interviewed several) I'd ask them a question
about their career that they couldn't possibly know the answer and see if they
tried to fudge their way through it, become lost, or simply say they didn't know
the answer.I still am wondering why this article means anything to
anyone. Maybe after a night's rest it will come to me.........
Thanks for this entirely fun-to-read article! I laughed several times. I like
the irony and the way Doug doesn't make anything out to be "good" or
"bad." It is just the way it is.Thanks, Doug!
Notice JIMMER applied all over the country. The other 2 just in Utah and maybe
California! Maybe they should branch out a little bit and not be afraid to go
out into the world. They might just find a job! Being afraid or unwilling to
leave Utah is going to hurt them career wise. I used to be the same way but
fortunately made a big move 23 years ago and now live closer to 'Home' than I
ever have, but leaving Utah was the best thing that ever happened to me and my
family. Way to go Jimmer! The Nuggets could use you! Heck, they
could use just about anyone but man would it be fun to watch you play here in
The article insinuates the familiar - yet hushed up - issue of the huge
disparity between the money professional athletes make compared to their peers
in regular jobs. There's a lot of sarcastic overtones which are pitiful yet
true. Oftentimes, the average regular workers complain quietly about the
disparity and yet they/we contribute in a BIG way to the problem as fans of
At the end of the day, it's just money. I wish Ryan, Nate and Jimmer all the
happiness in their individual lives and I have the feeling they will all find it
in their own, very personal way. God, Family, hard work,
achievement, goals, attitude, perspective, hope, faith, charity... make us who
we are and build character that will long outpace this old mortality.Onward and upward everyone!
Ah, tales of the interview. Never have figured out what Oprah or your
refrigerator have to do with your ability to do whatever job you are applying
for. Interviewers think they are being clever, but rarely do these off-the-wall
"thought" questions provide real enlightenment into the suitability of
the candidate for the job in question.
Jimmer will make more money because he will entertain more people, make more
people smile laugh and complain. Humans need an outlet, and he will provide it.
BYU Accounting grad gets multiple offers in this economy. Wow!
The stupid questions do serve a purpose. It isn't about their job skills but it
is about their personality. For many jobs you can train a person in what you
want them to do. But you can't change their personality. Asking stupid
questions just lets you see what they are going to be like in the workplace. If
they give a lighthearted funny answer then you probably can guess you will not
have a bunch of personality conflicts. If they give a very opinionated answer
then you can guess what they will be like in the workplace. It isn't perfect
but just lets you see a bit into their personality. I've seen some interesting
stuff in the few interviews I have done.
ed or ow?---neither---how about margaret thatcher---what is in my
refrigerator is a question about details over big picture---adjectives to
describe is about language mastery---
I think the author's not so camouflaged meanderings are right on the
"money". Jimmer is a horrible human being. He should not take
advantage of basic laws of economics - that of supply and demand. Further,
someone should inform basketball executives how they are missing the point.
Their business would certainly thrive if their front line worker bees would only
accept below market bread crumbs. Yep thats the picture. Somebody is being
more than petty here. What is the point of this article? Is it saying anything
we don't already know? Ugh.
I think this article could have been a lot better...maybe have some news or
opinion in it.
Wake up peasants! The truth has been told, and as long as we (the idiots) fork
over the money and time to the greedy owners and participants, thiinking we are
being entertained for a max of 2hrs, this fiasco will remain alive and well in
the big wide world of "GREED"! Advertisers pay through the nose for
the stupid advertising time then we the peasants reimburse them and the stuffed
shirts supposedly for entertaining us. What a silly world fantasy can be huh?
Of all the articles about Jimmer, this is one.
He was right to take the job in utah --- you have to make a lot of money to live
in california. what he was offered wouldn't be enough.
Cute article. Some readers need to chill a little!
Wow. This really puts things in perspective. I feel enlightened. Well, not