The company advertised the vacancy in the newspaper. Hundreds of people turned up for the interview over few days.
The Company was now facing a problem of choosing the right candidate for this position. So, the Chief Interviewer set a difficult task to choose the candidate for a final interview.
The task was: Selling combs to monks in Buddhist monasteries!
Only 3 applicants were willing to stay on for this final interview challenge. (A, B, C)
The Chief Interviewer instructed them: "Now I want the three of you to sell these wooden combs to the monks in the monasteries. You only have 10 days to do it and report to me after that."
After 10 days, they reported.
The Chief Interviewer asked A: "How many combs did you sell?"
A answered: "Only one."
The Chief Interviewer asked: "How did you manage to sell?
A answered: "The monks in the monastery scolded me when I show them the comb. But on my way back to downhill I met a young monk who bought it to scratch his head.
The Chief Interviewer then asked B: "How many did you sell?
B replied: "10 pieces. I went to a shrine and noticed many devotees' hair was tangled due to strong winds outside the shrine. The monk in there listened to my advice and bought 10 combs for their devotees."
Then, the Chief Interviewer asked C: "How about you?"
C replied: "1,000 units."
The Chief Interviewer and the other 2 candidates were astounded.
The Chief Interviewer asked: "How did you do that!!?"
C replied: "I went to a famous monastery. After observing for few days I discovered that there were many tourists. I then told the Chief Abbot there. "Sifu, those who come here are very devoted. If you could give them a gift, it will be more memorable for them. I told him that I have a bulk of combs here and asked him to craft his handwriting on the combs as a present to those who visit here. He was very delighted and straight away ordered 1,000 pieces."
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