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    Just A farm kid

    Saw this old article the other day. There is a lot of truth here.



    A few years ago I was flying a gentleman somewhere and we go to talking about our backgrounds and how we grew up. Got to talking about this exact thing. He told
    Me if he had two people apply for a job and everything between the two was equal except one grew up on a farm. He’d hire the farm kid.


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    OMG! That really touched my heart. Pardon me while I clean my glasses. That brought back so much of my younger days; that's pretty much the way it was for country folks. That smell of manure ...as well as the smell of disinfectant in the study hall on a hot day more than likely came from the shoes of Earl Dean, whose family ran a dairy farm. Our FFA instructor, Mr. W.D. Sumner, was also our mentor, counselor, disciplinarian, and the only "veterinarian" we knew; such that the community chipped in and bought him a brand new 1951 Chevrolet because he wore his car out tending to the farmers in the community. I'll never forget the last class we had before graduation; he taught us how to shake hands, how to tie a tie, gave us a lecture on adultery and fornication and the evils of venereal disease, and closed with the admonition that we should all marry a country girl.

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    Wow I can relate to that. Thanks for posting , a lot of truth there. I see it in my own girls, they learned responsibility early. Not bragging at all but we used to see it between their friends in school and their cousin’s. You can tell the difference between kids that have been exposed to farming and those who have not. My girls were involved in 4H and had to do chores from almost day one.
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    Good article. As a farm kid myself I got my all my internships and my first job out of college because I was a farm kid. The managers all told me that it was a important factor in my hiring. It was a hard childhood with lots of work but I still use those values today.
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    Good article... I've heard from many hiring managers "hire the person, teach the skill"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
    Good article... I've heard from many hiring managers "hire the person, teach the skill"

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    That is a philosophy that I have always followed. You can teach the skill, but you cannot teach them how to be a good employee. And if a farm person is applying, send the rest of them home as that farm person is the first choice.

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    I've interviewed 4x in my life and been given 4 jobs. First two I told them I would work for free the first day, if they didn't like me, I would never come back. Next two (more formal interview process) jobs they asked "why should we hire you over someone else" my response was "because I want to come to work, do my job and go home without any drama."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
    I've interviewed 4x in my life and been given 4 jobs. First two I told them I would work for free the first day, if they didn't like me, I would never come back. Next two (more formal interview process) jobs they asked "why should we hire you over someone else" my response was "because I want to come to work, do my job and go home without any drama."

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    Good response. I was interviewing a young lawyer, just out of law school, and asked her why she wanted to work for the government. She said because she wanted a nine to five job where she wouldn't have to work so hard. I don't know if she ever found that job or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    Good response. I was interviewing a young lawyer, just out of law school, and asked her why she wanted to work for the government. She said because she wanted a nine to five job where she wouldn't have to work so hard. I don't know if she ever found that job or not.
    We know someone who has that job in southwestern New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    We know someone who has that job in southwestern New York.
    I think you mean HAD that job, he retired, if it's who I think you mean
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