So, I just read this article from Venturocket (what a stupid ass name), titled “The one job interview question you need to ask to find your A players”
The the “A player” question they came up with?
Are you willing to work nights and weekends to get an assignment done on time?
What the actual fuck?
That’s not a “A player” question. Obviously nobody looking for a job is going to say “no” to that, duh. Before you, theoretical hiring manager, ask that question, think more about what it says about your own culture.
It says to me, potential hire-ee, “Expect a lot of hours as a normal thing, with little to no appreciation, because we think ‘A player’ means ‘has a shitty work/life balance'”.
A real, actual, honestly good place to work that gets tech workers would ask something more like
Do you have a hard time just stopping when something’s half done?
Does the code keep you up at night, sometimes? And not because it’s shitty.
I’d never work for a place that would ask me a question phrased like that.