Oh, Come On: I Know He’s a Rocket Scientist But He Can’t Play Golf

This week, our winning Oh, Come On moment is as follows:

*Several years ago when I was developing a team of technical engineers I found the perfect hire. Not only did this individual have the required education in the field of engineering, he also had practical experience in a very narrow field that I needed. To put it this way, it was kinda of like finding a needle in a haystack. Upon presenting the final candidate to my (then) VP (who had no engineering acumen), he looked at the resume and met with my candidate. My (then) VP seemed confused; my perfect hire was great in so many areas, he said, but ended the conversation with, “But…  he doesn’t golf,” with a straight poker face. I sat and stared at him and because I was confused — “So, are you serious?” I asked. He was. Regardless, I did hire the candidate. He still can’t golf… but my former VP has been gone for years.

Oh, Come On.

Each week, we’ll ask you to provide your own Oh, Come On moment for us to share with the world. Shoot an email to Looking@look-solutions.com with a story you have to tell of a coworker or someone you know in the workforce who did something utterly idiotic. We’ll then share it in a list in each week’s post (while absolutely honoring your desire for anonymity; all stories will be posted sans names), and at the end of each week, we’ll provide the person who gave us the best Oh, Come On moment with a $10 Starbucks gift card! After all, who doesn’t deserve a few cups of coffee for having put up with workplace idiocy? We all do

Now it’s your turn! Send us your Oh, Come On moments and next thing you know, you’ll be feeling better, sipping coffee and smiling that you’re not the only one who’s had to deal with one or two ridiculous and absurd workplace situations.

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