Thomas Delrue on 13 Sep 2017 11:23:12 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Why Can't Programmers.. Program?

>Since this was intriguing for some I’d like to mention the famous Microsoft
>interview question:
>“Why are manhole covers round?”

HR told us (years ago, this is back when I was there - which I am no longer) 
to stop asking that question and those types of questions ("how would you move 
mount Fuji"[*] or "How many piano tuners are there in city X" and others)... 
"Because it opens you/us up to legal liabilities" was one of the reasons given 
for not asking that question.

Here's a list of other questions you are not allowed to ask:
- Are you pregnant or plan on getting pregnant "soon"?
- How old are you?
- What is your gender?

Thanks, litigation society, for nothing...

[*] bit by bit, duh!

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