Next time you are interviewing a candidate for a job, be aware of what they are really asking you: what am I going to get out of it, and will I come back alive?   Next time you are being interviewed for a job, this is the correct way to ask: what am I going to get out of it, and will I come back alive?

“Also I should like to know about risks, out-of-pocket expenses, time required and remuneration, and so forth” – by which he meant: “What am I going to get out of it? and am I going to come back alive?”

Source: JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 1995), p. 21

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