Working to develop the idea that popped into my head the other day, about a feature for my new Blog, I advertised a possible position opening up for the feature and have been meeting with a few applicants.
One fellow, a Red Squirrel, brought along a video with him about his early childhood and rough start in life after he was orphaned when the family’s nest was blown down in a strong gale. He and three sisters were rescued and raised by a kindly English lady who later released them when they were ready to go out on their own. Over time and working odd jobs he found his way here to the U.S. with one sister, the others having become obsessed with English Walnuts and choosing to remain back in England.
He does have some very interesting qualities and qualifications for the job and work to be done. The job will require an inquisitive mind with a lot of energy and he certainly displays that, but I can’t help but wonder if he furnished the video trying to secure a sympathy vote to land the position. Especially that stroking on the head part at the end.
Little Red Bear thinks the little squirrel is showing initiative and self-motivation furnishing the video in his interview, both important qualities for an applicant to be sure. If the video just wasn’t so heartwarming and cute I might not feel so much like I am maybe being manipulated.
If you have a chance, check out his video and let me know what you think. I’d appreciate your thoughts. We’re going to need to fill this position next week to get the new feature rolling, so if you could let me know your take on it all it would be helpful. Thanks! — Jim (and Red!)