Interview for a Worker
'We should have noticed much sooner
All hold up our hands, I certainly will
Admit that we should have spotted the omens
That this candidate had exceptional skill
The superb CV. The outstanding reference
Was someone trying to send us a sign?
When we all sat down to dinner
And he turned our mineral water to wine
Interview day was very similar
And I felt somehow we weren't alone
Cloudless skies greeted his arrival
The whole day had a mystical tone.
A white dove hovered above him
As this guy toured the site
And was that an angel I heard singing
As he was illuminated by a beam of pure light
Superlative in 1:1 situations
Asked challenging questions throughout the day
State of the art technical knowledge
Said he was willing to work for no pay
Listened to the people he met here
The team here treated him like a god
Uses respect and empowerment
Rather than revert to the rod
International reputation for innovation
Modest, good humoured, didn't try to impress
Understated yet stylish and classy
Was the way I'd describe his dress.
Mesmerising drive and motivation
Coupled to exceptional leadership skill
Has succeeded countless times in adversity
Purely through the power of his will
In summary, several issues to mull over
He's not quite at our usual spec
Hiring might upset the balance of the department
It would require us to stick out our neck.
Yes, I know he also discovered the yeti
And I'm aware of his charity work in Sudan
And his well publicised success at SETI
But is he really a company man?
To see, let's offer a short term contract
Say three months, that sort of thing
Didn't he say he had several other offers?
Well, let's wait a month before we give him a ring.'