How to recruit the right person for the job?

I have a lot of things to bitch about, but then again, they’re very unpleasant, so I’ll just spare your innocents eyes and save it for later and share a joke that my good friend Pauline sent to me some times ago.


Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an Open window.

Then send 2 or 3 candidates in
The room and close the door.

Leave them alone and come back
After 6 hours and then analyze
The situation.

If they are counting the Bricks.
Put them in the accounts Department .

If they are recounting them..
Put them in auditing ..
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks.
Put them in engineering .

If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order.
Put them in planning .

If they are throwing the bricks at each other.
Put them in operations .

If they are sleeping.
Put them in security .

If they have broken the bricks into pieces..
Put them in information Technology .

If they are sitting idle.
Put them in human resources .

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved.
Put them in sales.

If they have already left for the day.
Put them in marketing .

If they are staring out of the Window.
Put them on strategic Planning.

And last but not least…

If they have been talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved…

Congratulate them

and put them in



Cleffairy: Most bosses are NATO- No Action, Talk Only!

ps: Visit Calvin’s blog for related post. LOL.


About cleffairy

Recently having fascination with ancient history.
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9 Responses to How to recruit the right person for the job?

  1. calvin says:

    great minds think alike sis…..hehehehe.

  2. I admire your type of writing. I can not imagine that you are a woman with the aggressive word from very conservative Malay country.

    Can we have exchange link?

  3. eugene says:

    Wai wai,, dont insult bosses like that ma,, your friend here is one boss ma.. oops sorry didnt see you used the word Most,, i guess i fall in the category of the outside of the MOST.

    anyway i am a small boss only, with 4 staff, and during this tumultous economy times, badly compounded with those fuckers from you know who, lagi terul lah,,,, now they say they want who and who out, mampus lah kita rakyat malaysia

  4. CK says:

    That is very very TRUE!!! I love the person who wrote this article! Should send this to all the top management in corporates.

  5. Ha Ha, good analysis of the corporate world. Luckily I have already left the corporate world!

  6. kikey says:

    haha.. quite funny. 🙂
    for me, i will not go to count :p

  7. Guat Im says:


    I am in operations. o_O

  8. amoker says:

    Good thing i no longer have direct subordinates. But my job is talking and talking… sigh…

  9. ecam says:

    Funny but true

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