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Discussion on: Why Do Companies Ask For Passion?

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Jonathan Boudreau

How is it different from passion?

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Michael Kohl • Edited

How is it different from passion?

Because diligence and passion are orthogonal. If you pay me to do a task, I'll try to do it properly, even if I'm not passionate about it. That's a function of my upbringing, my own personal values and more.

Conflating the two things isn't particularly helpful and also not expected in other areas. Nobody expects garbage collectors or cleaning professionals to be passionate about their jobs, they still hope/expect they do it well though.

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Benjamin Delespierre

That's amazingly well said. I'm saving this in my quotes folder if you don't mind!

+1 point for using the word "orthogonal" 😁
"conflating" I had to look it up (I'm not an english native) but still +1 point.

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Michael Kohl • Edited

I'm saving this in my quotes folder if you don't mind!

Be my guest 😊

i'm not an english native

Neither am I. The more important point is what can I exchange my two magic Internet points for?

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Benjamin Delespierre

The more important point is what can I exchange my two magic Internet points for?

putting on orange eye-mask Yes.