[JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

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[JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:49 pm

A man eagerly answers a question about his talent, but doesn't like the result. Explain.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Solong » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:05 pm

Is the 'talent' in the field of entertainment?
Is it an intellectual talent, e.g. maths or languages?
Is it primarily physical rather than mental? or vice versa?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Doriana » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Does this happen in a job interview?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:35 am

Is the 'talent' in the field of entertainment? It can help in some disciplines, but is not, strictly speaking, required.
Is it an intellectual talent, e.g. maths or languages? Language is involved.
Is it primarily physical rather than mental? or vice versa? Both, really.

Does this happen in a job interview? Interesting! For sufficiently vague variables of "job interview," yes.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Doriana » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am

Talking backwards relevant? Burping the alphabet? Rhyming? Rapping? Foreign languages?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Talking backwards relevant? Burping the alphabet? Rhyming? Rapping? Foreign languages? None of these.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby trebor » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm

Is the man an athlete? Would the "job interview" be considered more of a tryout? Or audition? Is he making a sales pitch? Is he applying for a volunteer position? Some other unpaid work?

Is language involved only insofar as he has to communicate with someone(s)?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:29 pm

Hint/error: "Talent" should perhaps be read as "Skill."

Is the man an athlete? Irr. Would the "job interview" be considered more of a tryout? Or audition? Neither, really. Is he making a sales pitch? No. Is he applying for a volunteer position? Some other unpaid work? For SVV of "volunteer" and "unpaid."

Is language involved only insofar as he has to communicate with someone(s)? Yope.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:29 am

Does he have less skill than he thought? More skill than appropriate for the job? The wrong skill?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Does he have less skill than he thought? No. More skill than appropriate for the job? No. The wrong skill? Somewhere between "No" and "Can't Answer."
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Balin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:44 pm

Does he misunderstand the question?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:36 am

Does he misunderstand the question? Hard to answer! There is something he doesn't realize when answering it.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:52 am

Relevant that he answers eagerly? Is it skills in a language? Sign language relevant? Lip reading? Is it a trick question?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:18 pm

Relevant that he answers eagerly? Mildly. Is it skills in a language? Relevant, but not the primary element. Sign language relevant? Lip reading? Neither. Is it a trick question? Yes.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Skill in communication? Diplomacy? Stealth? Negotiation?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:16 pm

Skill in communication? Also relevant. Diplomacy? Stealth? Negotiation? None of these.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby trebor » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 pm

Is any crime involved here? Is the man being asked the question by another HAM? A HAF? A group of people? An anonymous person? Does he know the person(s) asking the question? Does whoever asked the question have the same skill he does? Is his location relevant?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:28 pm

Are exact words relevant?
Are any previous or subsequent questions relevant? Any events prior to him being asked any questions?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:50 pm

Is any crime involved here? No. Is the man being asked the question by another HAM? Assume this. A HAF? Possible. A group of people? An anonymous person? No. Does he know the person(s) asking the question? Irr. Does whoever asked the question have the same skill he does? Irr. Is his location relevant? A general class of location, yes.

Are exact words relevant? Yes.
Are any previous or subsequent questions relevant? A subsequent statement is. Any events prior to him being asked any questions? Irr.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Is the question meant to trick the man?
Was the question asked only to him, or to a group?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Is the question meant to trick the man? Yes.
Was the question asked only to him, or to a group? The latter.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 pm

Was the man the first to answer in the group?
Did his answer lead to the man performing an unpleasant task?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby GalFisk » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:56 am

Was the question asked in order to find someone guilty of something? On order to trick the whole group? In order to weed out unsuitable people? To find someone for a specific task?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:05 am

Was the man the first to answer in the group? Irr.
Did his answer lead to the man performing an unpleasant task? Yes.

Was the question asked in order to find someone guilty of something? No. On order to trick the whole group? Not necessarily. In order to weed out unsuitable people? No. To find someone for a specific task? Yes.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby Balin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:31 pm

Was the task something that no one wanted to volunteer for? So the "skill" question was asked to get someone to volunteer?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:01 am

Was the task something that no one wanted to volunteer for? So the "skill" question was asked to get someone to volunteer?

OTRT. The task was unexpected by the volunteers.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Hint: No one knew they were volunteering for an unpleasant task, and would have avoided it if they knew. They thought they were volunteering for a task they held skills in, and considered that pleasant.
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:58 pm

Were they actually volunteering for a task they held no skills in? For an unpleasant task where their skills for the pleasant task were useful? Was the unpleasant task: dangerous? Strenuous? Tedious? Dirty? Smelly? Boring? Lonely? Annoying? Repetitive? Pointless? Stupid? Too simple? Not fun? Not honorable? Below them? Not profitable?
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Re: [JenBurdoo] Never Volunteer

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:52 pm

Were they actually volunteering for a task they held no skills in? No. For an unpleasant task where their skills for the pleasant task were useful? No. Was the unpleasant task: dangerous? Strenuous? Mildly. Tedious? Yes. Dirty? Smelly? Boring? Yes. Lonely? Annoying? Repetitive? Possibly. Pointless? Stupid? Too simple? Not fun? Correct. Not honorable? Below them? Not profitable? None of the others.
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