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    Interview

    Meanwhile over on Face book:
    Jerry M. Honeycutt Jr posted this gem!
    A great old friend of mine is a cabinetmaker and master carpenter. He employed 8-10 people at a small shop in Northwest Connecticut. When someone would come in to interview he would push a slightly dull, mostly disassembled Stanley No. #3 and diamond stone over to them and ask them to please touch up the blade, assemble the plane and cut him a ribbon off the piece of soft pine he had secured on a sawyers vise in his office.
    You would not believe how many "Experienced Carpenters" could not perform this rudimentary task, he said the could tell all he needed to know of a persons skills by this one simple assessment.
    When I asked how he came up with this pass/fail test ? He said its how he was hired 25 years before...
    I always liked the mans style.....
    People are amazed as a shaving rises from the throat of a plane as if it’s a spell plucked from a sorcerer’s hand – Paul Sellers

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    Re: Interview

    Sounds like a man who knows what he wants in an employee. That's half the battle to hiring good people.

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    Re: Interview

    When I had my HVAC shop guys would come in with these incredible resumes.
    I listened to their spiel but the real interview was with the hand shake if their hands were rough and calloused they were workers,
    Dirt under the nails was a plus.

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    Re: Interview

    Does missing a digit or two help? I could most likely cut a ribbon off one of my fingers.
    Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first, and the lesson later.

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    Does missing a digit or two help? I could most likely cut a ribbon off one of my fingers
    Definite management material!

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