Job interview “Coffee Cup Test” & “Receptionist Test” bosses use to filter out people with bad attitude

“You can develop skills, you can gain knowledge and experience, but it really does come down to attitude, and the attitude that we talk a lot about is the concept of ‘wash your coffee cup.'” — Trent Innes, former managing director, Xero Australia


“The ceramic cup was never meant for me. It was meant for the position I held. I deserve a styrofoam cup” — Lesson in humility from the US Undersecretary of Defense

Remember this as you gain fame, fortune, position, and seniority. People will hold doors open for you and get you a ceramic cup of coffee. They will call you sir and ma’am and give you stuff. But without the position you hold or when you no longer possess that position you held, you will lose all that stuff, including the ceramic cup, and you will always deserve a styrofoam cup.


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