[GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

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[GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:43 am

A man is hired to do a job. He does this job extraordinarily well. He is therefore fired. How come?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby markobr » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:06 am

Hired: Employed? Commissioned? Fired: Dismissed?

Is he fired because the job is finished so there is no more work for him?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Hired: Employed? This. Commissioned? Fired: Dismissed? Yes.

Is he fired because the job is finished so there is no more work for him? No.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby hominid » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Was the employer under the false impression that he did his job poorly? Did he do his job well, according to the standards of the employer? according to his own standards? according to someone else's standards? Is he the only person doing this job? Is he the only person fired?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:02 pm

Is his industry relevant? Politics? Finance? Cooking? Science? Education? Cleaning? Doctor?

Was he hired to deal with something and he dealt with it so they don’t need him anymore? Or they thought everything was happy go perfect forever and got care free? (Like with covid in some places?)

Did his employer not want him to do a good job? Maybe because it made them look bad?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:08 pm

Was the employer under the false impression that he did his job poorly? No. Did he do his job well, according to the standards of the employer? Yes, but... according to his own standards? Yes. according to someone else's standards? Yes. Is he the only person doing this job? Is he the only person fired? Yes to both.


Is his industry relevant? Yes. Politics? Finance? Cooking? Science? Education? Cleaning? Doctor? No to all.

Was he hired to deal with something and he dealt with it so they don’t need him anymore? Or they thought everything was happy go perfect forever and got care free? (Like with covid in some places?) No to all.

Did his employer not want him to do a good job? Yope, explore. Maybe because it made them look bad? No.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby Zanreo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:40 pm

Did the way he did his job reveal he knew too much? About something he shouldn't be aware of/have access to?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Was his job to root out problems within the company, and he exposed a problem with himself and was fired for it? Like maybe an IT guy hired to find out who was goofing off at work and it turns out he goofed off most of all?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:36 pm

Did the way he did his job reveal he knew too much? About something he shouldn't be aware of/have access to? No to both.

Was his job to root out problems within the company, and he exposed a problem with himself and was fired for it? Like maybe an IT guy hired to find out who was goofing off at work and it turns out he goofed off most of all? No to both.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby Zanreo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:20 pm

Did the employer not want him to do a good job because it made someone else look bad compared to him?

Was it only considered a "good job" in that it was skillfully done, but was not actually what he had been asked to do? Did the man want to quit his job?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 pm

Did the employer not want him to do a good job because it made someone else look bad compared to him? No.

Was it only considered a "good job" in that it was skillfully done, but was not actually what he had been asked to do? No, but OTRT. Did the man want to quit his job? No, but irr.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby Balin » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:47 pm

Was he fired as a direct consequence of the job he did well? As an indirect consequence? Did his doing his job well result in some indirect consequence that got him fired? Did it reveal something meant to remain secret?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:16 pm

Did he get the job with the intention of losing it? Abolishing the position entirely so nobody ever had it again? Regardless of his intentions, did anyone hold that position after him?

I recall running a puzzle many years ago about some guy running for some obscure, useless political office with the goal of abolishing it. So I’m thinking something along those lines, though you’ve already ruled out politics so it’s not the same person.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby Zanreo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:50 am

Was it only technically fulfilling what he was asked to do? Loopholes relevant? Did this cause consequences for someone else?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:09 am

Was he fired as a direct consequence of the job he did well? Yes. As an indirect consequence? Did his doing his job well result in some indirect consequence that got him fired? Did it reveal something meant to remain secret? No to the rest.

Did he get the job with the intention of losing it? Abolishing the position entirely so nobody ever had it again? No to both. Regardless of his intentions, did anyone hold that position after him? Yes.

I recall running a puzzle many years ago about some guy running for some obscure, useless political office with the goal of abolishing it. So I’m thinking something along those lines, though you’ve already ruled out politics so it’s not the same person. Sounds like an interesting puzzle.


Was it only technically fulfilling what he was asked to do? Loopholes relevant? No to both. Did this cause consequences for someone else? Noish - it caused a problem, but it was not malicious, nor directed at someone.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby markobr » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Does the employer think doing the job so well costs too much time? Too much money? Will reduce demand (e.g. repairing soething so well that there will be no need for further repairs for a long time)?

Is the job repairing something? Building something? Destroying something?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:15 pm

Does the employer think doing the job so well costs too much time? Too much money? Will reduce demand (e.g. repairing soething so well that there will be no need for further repairs for a long time)? No to all.

Is the job repairing something? Building something? Destroying something? No to all.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:46 pm

Was he fired for misconduct?

Did the employer have an ulterior motive in hiring the employee? In firing him? Did the employer NOT want him to do a good job?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:03 pm

Was he fired for misconduct? No.

Did the employer have an ulterior motive in hiring the employee? In firing him? No to both. Did the employer NOT want him to do a good job? Well, not THAT good, anyway.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby markobr » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm

Did the employer's cilent(s) not want the job being done so well? Maybe an auditor who looks more accurately than usual into the books of a company.
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:12 pm

Did the employer's cilent(s) not want the job being done so well? Irr. Maybe an auditor who looks more accurately than usual into the books of a company. No.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:40 pm

Were the instructions clear? Did the employee go beyond them? WAG: Was he hired to clean a layer of paint off something but cleaned multiple layers, more than the employer had wanted? Was a relevant (false?) assumption made either by the employer or employee? A scrund involved? A particular tool?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:33 am

Were the instructions clear? Yes. Did the employee go beyond them? No. WAG: Was he hired to clean a layer of paint off something but cleaned multiple layers, more than the employer had wanted? Good guess, but no. Was a relevant (false?) assumption made either by the employer or employee? I'd say no, though one could argue that the employer made one. A scrund involved? A particular tool? No to both.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby LemonCurry » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:23 pm

Was the man supposed to acquire customers for the company, and now they have more customers than their production capacity?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:10 pm

Was the man supposed to acquire customers for the company, and now they have more customers than their production capacity? No.
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby Doriana » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:43 pm

Did the job involve relevant interactions with other employees? with the employer? with customers? clients?

Did the man do the job within hours? days? weeks? months? years? of being hired? Did the employer expect him to take longer than he did? Did the man complete the job? Or was he fired before completing the job?

Does the man work in agriculture? manufacturing? wholesale? retail? hospitality? tourism? research? management? entertainment? Does he work indoors? outdoors?
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Re: [GalFisk]Good job, now get lost (BOATS)

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:34 am

Did the job involve relevant interactions with other employees? Yes. with the employer? Irr. with customers? clients? No to both.

Did the man do the job within hours? days? weeks? He was probably fired after days or weeks of being hired.months? years? of being hired? Did the employer expect him to take longer than he did? Hard to answer, explore. Did the man complete the job? He completed his tasks. Or was he fired before completing the job? If he had not been fired, he would've been given further tasks.

Does the man work in agriculture? manufacturing? wholesale? retail? hospitality? tourism? research? management? entertainment? This. Does he work indoors? This. outdoors?
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