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When the famed Thomas Edison was interviewing potential assistants he always invited them to eat soup with him. The ones who added seasoning before tasting were dismissed and those who added it afterwards were his prime candidates. As a scientist I guess he didn't want people who made ready assumptions. Image

MelissaLee1963
2 days ago
What do you think of this?
Mick82
Mick822 days ago

I’d be dismissed immediately I’m afraid love lots of pepper in my soup 🍜

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 days ago

You and I both M.I have a pepper problem.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower2 days ago

I know a few chefs who would agree, you should always taste it first.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 days ago

Yes easier to add salt than take it out lol.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 days ago

You should never add condiments to any meal before tasting it otherwise you could make an overly salty/peppery meal even worse.

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 days ago

I very rarely add additional seasoning so I would have passed this test only to fail spectacularly on my scientific knowledge 😀

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 days ago

My husband always adds seasoning before he tastes my cooking!

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telmel
telmel2 days ago

I am not surprised he was tough on assistants M after the way he was treated in his early life

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?"

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 days ago

I suppose the people who fail the most also succeed the most tho T. In NLP we say no failure only feedback ..just an opportunity to amend and improve eh?

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telmel
telmel2 days ago

Try and try again comes to mind M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 days ago

try and try until you die lol

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Howmuch
Howmuch2 days ago

Image Going to an interview and getting offered soup. I would be thinking I am not eating soup in my best suit and I am unsure of you hygiene standards. I do not think I would get the job, what if I added salt before trying it then after. In todays world I could probably sue him for discrimination, as a long covid suffering person.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 days ago

My last interview I was given Earl Grey and lovely cake and a piece to take home as well!

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Howmuch
Howmuch2 days ago

MelissaLee1963 My kind of interview.

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