Re: What Questions Would You Ask?
Posted: Sep 29, 2006 6:14 AM
>The questions you forget to ask when you are interviewing
>for a job, but wish you'd asked after taking the job.
>What questions do you wish you had asked?
"Can I see your source code...?"
(For a software development job)
And I didn't "forget" to ask it, I just didn't realise such horrible code existed out there, in the case I'm thinking about... However, it shouldn't be the only major factor: The people, working conditions and opportunites were great, so in sum, it was a win, after all.
Addition: I see Peter Booth has this one, as well.
Just to add to what Ted M. Young said:
"How long does it take to run the unit test suite?
"Do you _have_ any unit tests...?"
>How often are peer code reviews held? Post-Mortems?
"Do you have any of these?"
>How does QA test the application?
Ditto ("Do you have a QA department?").
>When the entire society is based on this type of behavior,
>we have a society of fakes and bullshit jobs that we don't
>wake to wake up for in the morning.
>It doesn't have to be like that.
"The Cluetrain Manifesto" (www.cluetrain.com) is a good inspiration for the alternative - a humane society.