The question is, how many times have you said, “I’ll take on a task, but I don’t want to do it today?” or “I’ll help you do it, but I don’t want to do it today?” The answer is that you are only doing the task if you want to do it or if the task requires that you do it. It’s a false dichotomy.
Yes, I said Ill take on a task, but I dont want to do it today. I actually do want to do it, but I dont want to do it today. A person who wants to do a task but doesn’t do it because they don’t want to do it, is an asshole.
The way to get a job is to ask for one. What makes getting one an important part of the job? The answer is that no one hires a person who does not want to take on the job at all.
So what does it mean to get a job? It means you ask for a job. The important thing is that you do not ask for a job and then get one.
If you ask someone to do something, you are showing them that you care. You are working for the long-term benefit of your people. The only way to get a job is to really do the job well and you are demonstrating that. You are willing to put in the time, show up early, stay late, and do whatever is necessary to make the job work. Of course, sometimes you need to ask for help, but that is not the same thing as being a professional.
Like most professional situations, the goal of a qa position is to get the most useful people in the office. You don’t ask for a job. You don’t ask people to do things. You ask them to do things and then you do the work. Of course, the first people you have to make sure you are hiring are the best people you can find. But that means that you are doing your job. It is not a scam.
Although the term “professional” seems to be in overdrive at this point, the reality is that every company needs to have that first person on the team, the person who does the best work, the person who gets the biggest paycheck, and the person who makes the most money for the company.
In the past, many companies have gone through a time of hiring the wrong people and letting them fail on their own. But over the last decade or so that has changed. If you wanted to hire someone, you could start by interviewing and seeing if they were a good fit for your company. If not, you would then have to train them and then make sure they are ready to work for the long haul.
Of course, a lot of companies still do this, even if they have become obsessed with hiring “the right person.” But over the last couple of years, because of the increased emphasis on training, the number of people who get hired has increased dramatically. The recent hire of the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is a great example of this. The company hired him out of hundreds of thousands of applicants who all had the exact same qualifications.
When people say this is because of the focus on people, I really think it is because they don’t know what they are talking about. As long as you are hiring someone who has the right personality and skillset to solve a problem, then you are hiring someone who has a good chance of succeeding. I think the focus on people is a bit overused in today’s job market.