I'm beyond words here! That this happened, that you created this post, that the employer directly replied and that there are so many people on both sides of the argument. It's nuts!
I think it is great that we got both sides. The author and responder both wrote eloquently on the subject and both views were valid. I completely respect the conversation, feedback and response. I would hire him in a heartbeat because he is able to assimilate and act on feedback.
The hiring company clearly has some very specific requirements either around tech or culture and maybe they didn't communicate it well enough. F1 mechanics are away from home 7 months if the year. The hours are long, the pay is low and the pressure relentless but they do it for the adventure, to work with the best and to be able to say that they were there. Even if I was the best mechanic in the world, I wouldn't make the team because I don't fit the culture
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